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Pigeon trouble : bestiary biopolitics in a deindustrialized America, Hoon Song

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Pigeon trouble : bestiary biopolitics in a deindustrialized America
Title
Pigeon trouble
Title remainder
bestiary biopolitics in a deindustrialized America
Statement of responsibility
Hoon Song
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pigeon Trouble chronicles a foreign-born, birdphobic anthropologist's venture into the occult craft of pigeon shooting in the depths of Pennsylvania's anthracite coal country. Though initially drawn by a widely publicized antipigeon shoot protest by animal rights activists, the author quickly finds himself traversing into a territory much stranger than clashing worldviews<U+0127> �an uncanny world saturated with pigeon matters, both figuratively and literally. What transpires is a sustained meditation on self-reflexivity as the author teeters at the limit of his investigation<U+0127> �his own fear of birds. The result is an intimate portrayal of the miners' world of conspiracy theory, anti-Semitism, and whiteness, all inscribed one way or another by pigeon matters, and seen through the anguished eyes of a birdphobe. This bestiary experiment through a phobic gaze concludes with a critique on the visual trope in anthropology's self-reflexive turn. An ethnographer with a taste for philosophy, Song writes in a distinctive descriptive and analytical style, obsessed with his locale and its inhabitants, constantly monitoring his own reactions and his impact on others, but always teasing out larger implications to his subject --
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Song, Hoon
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pigeon shooting
  • Pigeon shooting
  • Animal rights activists
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Pigeon trouble : bestiary biopolitics in a deindustrialized America, Hoon Song
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction Chapter 1. Cruelty through Glassy Eyes Chapter 2. Gloved Love Chapter 3. Hooliganism Chapter 4. Pests and Outcasts Chapter 5. Mimesis and Conspiracy Theory Chapter 6. Representationalism's Animal Other Chapter 7. The Line of Flight, Out of Bird Phobia Conclusion: Self-Reflexivity and Finite Thinking
Control code
FIEb17481168
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780812222708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2010004928
  • (OCoLC)491903544
Label
Pigeon trouble : bestiary biopolitics in a deindustrialized America, Hoon Song
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction Chapter 1. Cruelty through Glassy Eyes Chapter 2. Gloved Love Chapter 3. Hooliganism Chapter 4. Pests and Outcasts Chapter 5. Mimesis and Conspiracy Theory Chapter 6. Representationalism's Animal Other Chapter 7. The Line of Flight, Out of Bird Phobia Conclusion: Self-Reflexivity and Finite Thinking
Control code
FIEb17481168
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780812222708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2010004928
  • (OCoLC)491903544

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