Animal Capital

... 158 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 154,158,159 animal affect, 13, 32, 40–42, 45, 142, ... 102; and species line, 189, 204; as technology of capital, 42; and transference, 133 animal cannibalism.

Animal Capital

The juxtaposition of biopolitical critique and animal studies--two subjects seldom theorized together--signals the double-edged intervention of Animal Capital. Nicole Shukin pursues a resolutely materialist engagement with the "question of the animal," challenging the philosophical idealism that has dogged the question by tracing how the politics of capital and of animal life impinge on one another in market cultures of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Agricultural Economics Report

... of animals/farm Kropahanouxixis smtvövon(£) Capital investments(£) YToo Tomikół 1963 3213 4758 9245 4023 Animal ... 12850 19030 36.980 16093 Animal capital Zúvokukri entvöuon 13555 21430 30489 571.74 26050 Total investments Tókol ...

Agricultural Economics Report


Animal Modernity Jumbo the Elephant and the Human Dilemma

14 Baker, Picturing the Beast, xvii, 43; see also, Shukin, Animal Capital, 5, 7, 12. 15 On ideas related to and presupposing my concept of a “nature pet,” see Davis, Spectacular Nature, 195–96; Mullen and Marvin, Zoo Culture, xviii–xiv, ...

Animal Modernity  Jumbo the Elephant and the Human Dilemma

The concept of 'modernity' is central to many disciplines, but what is modernity to animals? Susan Nance answers this question through a radical reinterpretation of the life of Jumbo the elephant. In the 1880s, consumers, the media, zoos, circuses and taxidermists, and (unknowingly) Jumbo himself, transformed the elephant from an orphan of the global ivory trade and zoo captive into a distracting international celebrity. Citizens on two continents imaged Jumbo as a sentient individual and pet, but were aghast when he died in an industrial accident and his remains were absorbed by the taxidermic and animal rendering industries reserved for anonymous animals. The case of Jumbo exposed the 'human dilemma' of modern living, wherein people celebrated individual animals to cope or distract themselves from the wholesale slaughter of animals required by modern consumerism.

The Wrath of Capital

animals are reduced to their reproductive functions, living an endless cycle of pregnancy, birthing, and feeding without ever experiencing intimacy with their fellow animals. Capital organizes bodies into consistent subjects along the ...

The Wrath of Capital

Although climate change has become the dominant concern of the twenty-first century, global powers refuse to implement the changes necessary to reverse these trends. Instead, they have neoliberalized nature and climate change politics and discourse, and there are indications of a more virulent strain of capital accumulation on the horizon. Adrian Parr calls attention to the problematic socioeconomic conditions of neoliberal capitalism underpinning the worldÕs environmental challenges, and she argues that, until we grasp the implications of neoliberalismÕs interference in climate change talks and policy, humanity is on track to an irreversible crisis. Parr not only exposes the global failure to produce equitable political options for environmental regulation, but she also breaks down the dominant political paradigms hindering the discovery of viable alternatives. She highlights the neoliberalization of nature in the development of green technologies, land use, dietary habits, reproductive practices, consumption patterns, design strategies, and media. She dismisses the notion that the free market can solve debilitating environmental degradation and climate change as nothing more than a political ghost emptied of its collective aspirations. Decrying what she perceives as a failure of the human imagination and an impoverishment of political institutions, Parr ruminates on the nature of change and existence in the absence of a future. The sustainability movement, she contends, must engage more aggressively with the logic and cultural manifestations of consumer economics to take hold of a more transformative politics. If the economically powerful continue to monopolize the meaning of environmental change, she warns, new and more promising collective solutions will fail to take root.

Animal Capital

Animal Capital


Agricultural productivity in Africa

... partial and total factor productivity Variable Description output land labor Fertilizer animal feed Crop capital livestock capital value of gross crop and livestock production expressed in constant 2004–2006 international dollars.

Agricultural productivity in Africa

Agricultural Productivity in Africa: Trends, Patterns, and Determinants presents updated and new analyses of land, labor, and total productivity trends in African agriculture. It brings together analyses of a unique mix of data sources and evaluations of public policies and development projects to recommend ways to increase agricultural productivity in Africa. This book is timely in light of the recent and ongoing growth recovery across the continent. The good news is that agricultural productivity in Africa increased at a moderate rate between 1961 and 2012, although there are variations in the rate of growth in land, labor, and total factor productivities depending on country and region. Differences in input use and capital intensities in agricultural production in the various farming systems and agricultural productivity zones also affect advancements in technology. One conclusion based on the book’s research findings derives from the substantial spatial variation in agricultural productivity. For areas with similar agricultural productivity growth trends and factors, what works well in one area can be used as the basis for formulating best-fit, location-specific agricultural policies, investments, and interventions in similar areas. This finding along with others will be of particular interest to policy- and decisionmakers.

Lively Capital

If European and American bourgeois families were among the products of nineteenth-century capital accumulation, the human-animal companionate family is a key indicator for today's lively capital practices. That nineteenthcentury family ...

Lively Capital

This collection of anthropology of science essays explores the new forms of capital, markets, ethical, legal, and intellectual property concerns associated with new forms of research in the life sciences.

Class Exercises

Class Exercises


Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station

Per cent return on capital . . . Size of business : Productive - man - work ... Animal units , excluding horses . . 11 . Average capital ( thousands ) . ... Per cent of capital in livestock . . 50 . Per cent of capital in equipment and ...

Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station


Code of Federal Regulations

For a further example , with respect to a produced animal , amounts properly chargeable to capital account for the animal include all expenditures paid or incurred for producing the animal , such as for stud , breeding , and veterinary ...

Code of Federal Regulations

Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.

Organic Farming

[84] have noted that organic dairy sheep farms show lower investments in items such as acquisition of animals, ... However, it should be taken into account that in the case of organic farming, the value of animal capital is lower due to ...

Organic Farming

Organic farming is a progressive method of farming and food production it does not mean going back to traditional (old) methods of farming. Many of the traditional farming methods used in the past are still useful today. Organic farming takes the best of these and combines them with modern scientific knowledge. Authors' task was to write a book where many different existing studies could be presented in a single volume, making it easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions. As a result, studies from different countries have been compiled into one book. I believe that the opportunity to compare results and conclusions from different authors will create a new perspective in organic farming and food production. I hope that our book will help researchers and students from all over the world to attain new and interesting results in the field of organic farming and food production.

Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture

Beyond Boundaries: Humans and Animals. New York: Black Rose Books. ... Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times. ... Technology and Capital in the Age of Lean Production: A Marxian Critique of the “New Economy.

Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture

This collection explores what the social and philosophical aspects of veganism offer to critical theory. Bringing together leading and emerging scholars working in animal studies and critical animal studies, Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture shows how the experience of being vegan, and the conditions of thought fostered by veganism, pose new questions for work across multiple disciplines. Offering accounts of veganism which move beyond contemporary conceptualizations of it as a faddish dietary preference or set of proscriptions, it explores the messiness and necessary contradictions involved in thinking about or practicing a vegan way of life. By thinking through as well as about veganism, the project establishes the value of a vegan mode of reading, writing, looking, and thinking.

What Comes after Entanglement

See Nicole Shukin, Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009); or Chris Philo, “Animals, Geography, and the City: Notes on Inclusions and Exclusions,” Environment and Planning ...

What Comes after Entanglement

By foregrounding the ways that human existence is bound together with the lives of other entities, contemporary cultural theorists have sought to move beyond an anthropocentric worldview. Yet as Eva Haifa Giraud contends in What Comes after Entanglement?, for all their conceptual power in implicating humans in ecologically damaging practices, these theories can undermine scope for political action. Drawing inspiration from activist projects between the 1980s and the present that range from anticapitalist media experiments and vegan food activism to social media campaigns against animal research, Giraud explores possibilities for action while fleshing out the tensions between theory and practice. Rather than an activist ethics based solely on relationality and entanglement, Giraud calls for what she describes as an ethics of exclusion, which would attend to the entities, practices, and ways of being that are foreclosed when other entangled realities are realized. Such an ethics of exclusion emphasizes foreclosures in the context of human entanglement in order to foster the conditions for people to create meaningful political change.

Darwinism and Race Progress

As Darwin himself pointed out , a useless organ is an expense and a drain upon an animal's capital ; it requires blood , and its exercise uses up some of the sum total of energy the animal possesses . The truth of this can be shown ...

Darwinism and Race Progress


Department Bulletin

Aside from the work animals , the livestock on these farms was kept largely to supply the needs of the farm family . ... Distribution of capital on 40 - acre and 80 - acre farms , 1919–1922 40 - acre farms 80 - acre farms Item 1919 1920 ...

Department Bulletin


Digest of the New York State Reporter

The duty to restrain a vicious animal capital . Id . is imperative , and want of actual negligence 4. If , however , from the will , an intendoes not relieve owner from the conse- tion can be discovered that legacy shall be quences of ...

Digest of the New York State Reporter


Proceedings

World Conference on Animal Production. aspect that often accompanies capital-intensive systems, which is a potential source of monopoly power and further reductions in welfare of people. I should add that I do expect to see systems even ...

Proceedings


Regionalized Social Accounting Matrix for Yemen A 2014 Nexus project SAM

Description Code Eggs clth Small ruminants leat Other livestock wood Forestry papr Aquaculture petr Capture fisheries ... Capital fcap-c fcap-l fcap-m fcap-o Description Labor private-uneducated Labor private – secondary Labor private ...

Regionalized Social Accounting Matrix for Yemen  A 2014 Nexus project SAM

A Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) is a representation of an economy that shows the circular flow of all transfers and real transactions between sectors and institutions. The SAM, which is a square matrix, describes the flows of incomes from activities, taking the form of factor remunerations, that are consequently received by the households for consumption on goods and services. The accounts in the SAM are the production activities, commodities, institutions, and factors of production. According to data availability, the production activities can be further disaggregated to include more detailed information on sub-sectoral or regional production. Similarly, the factors of production could be differentiated by the level of skills or the location of employment. Households can be disaggregated by income quintiles or by rural and urban residence.

Animal Worlds

Bringing together Gilles Deleuze's writings on cinema and on animals - while drawing on Jacques Derrida, Jean-Christophe Bailly, Nicole Shukin and others - the book argues that these films question the biopolitical reduction of animal life ...

Animal Worlds

Focusing on a recent wave of international art cinema, Animal Worlds offers the first sustained analysis of the relations between cinematic time and animal life. Through an aesthetic of extended duration, films such as Bestiaire (2010), The Turin Horse (2011) and A Cow's Life (2012) attend to animal worlds of sentience and perception, while registering the governing of life through biopolitical regimes. Bringing together Gilles Deleuze's writings on cinema and on animals - while drawing on Jacques Derrida, Jean-Christophe Bailly, Nicole Shukin and others - the book argues that these films question the biopolitical reduction of animal life to forms of capital, opening up realms of virtuality, becoming and alternative political futures.

Porkopolis

The Animal Estate. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press ... Ranching, Endangered Species, and Urbanization in the Southwest: Species of Capital. Phoenix: University of Arizona ... Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times.

Porkopolis

In the 1990s a small midwestern American town approved the construction of a massive pork complex, where almost 7 million hogs are birthed, raised, and killed every year. In Porkopolis Alex Blanchette explores how this rural community has been reorganized around the life and death cycles of corporate pigs. Drawing on over two years of ethnographic fieldwork, Blanchette immerses readers into the workplaces that underlie modern meat, from slaughterhouses and corporate offices to artificial insemination barns and bone-rendering facilities. He outlines the deep human-hog relationships and intimacies that emerge through intensified industrialization, showing how even the most mundane human action, such as a wayward touch, could have serious physical consequences for animals. Corporations' pursuit of a perfectly uniform, standardized pig—one that can yield materials for over 1000 products—creates social and environmental instabilities that transform human lives and livelihoods. Throughout Porkopolis, which includes dozens of images by award-winning photographer Sean Sprague, Blanchette uses factory farming to rethink the fraught state of industrial capitalism in the United States today.