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What It Means To Be Human
Joanna Bourke

Classification : History
Pub Date : Oct 10, 2011
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 336
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9781844086443
Price : 1,799

About the book
In 1872, a woman known only as 'An Earnest Englishwoman', published an open letter entitled 'Are women animals?' She protested that women were not treated as fully human; their status was worse than that of animals. What does it mean to be 'human' rather than 'animal'? If the Earnest Englishwoman had turned her gaze to the previous century, her critique could have applied to slaves. Exploring the legacy of more than two centuries, this meticulously researched and illuminating book of history examines the ever shifting line drawn between the human and the animal.

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Joanna Bourke
Joanna Bourke is a professor of history at Birkbeck College in London. Her book An Intimate History of Killing received critical acclaim, winning the Wolfson History Prize
Books by Joanna Bourke
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