Diplomacy in the doghouse: Dachshund UN


I am a fully grown adult. At 24 years of age, I read heavy books, pay taxes, drink whiskey and, when called upon, can grow a very serious beard. Even so, I have absolutely no immunity to wiener dogs. I find them highly adorable. In their presence, my insides go all fluttery. I make noises along the lines of squeeeee and g’awww. And it turns out that, in this respect, I am not alone. Dachshund UN...

Livestock for some, ownership debates for all: A review of Who Owns the Stock? Collective and Multiple Property Rights in Animals


Reviewed in this essay: Who Owns the Stock? Collective and Multiple Property Rights in Animals, Khazanov, Anatoly and Günther Schlee, eds., Berghahn Books, 2012. This volume suggests that, in the face of the rapid diffusion of the notion of private property across the globe, there remain three main domains of objects subject to more complicated arrangements: “land,” “large domestic animals,” and...

Cary Wolfe in Toronto


On February 2, 2011, Rice University Professor Cary Wolfe lectured in the Bulthaup Spring 2011 series at the University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design on “Biopolitics, Biopower, and the (Nonhuman) Animal Body.”   Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You...