Title

Anthropocentrism

RIS ID

109278

Publication Details

Probyn-Rapsey, F. (2018). Anthropocentrism. In L. Gruen (Ed.), Critical Terms for Animal Studies (pp. 47-63). Chicago, United States: University of Chicago Press. http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo22991992.html

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Abstract

Anthropocentrism refers to a form of human centeredness that places humans not only at the center of everything but makes 'us' the most important measure of all things. As a core problem in Animal Studies, anthropocentrism is at once everywhere and nowhere, meaning that it is difficult to pin down precisely. To understand how anthropocentrism can be both everywhere and nowhere, we might each think about the space in which we are currently located. How is it structured with humans in mind rather than nonhuman animals?

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