Book review by Alysse Stepanian in the Journal for Critical Animal Studies (JCAS)
JCAS VOLUME 10, ISSUE 4, 2012; pg. 188-197
Review of 2011 book by Ron Broglio
Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art. University of Minnesota Press.
Artists discussed in the book are: Damien Hirst, Carolee Schneemann, Snæbjörnsdóttir & Wilson, Olly and Suzi, Marcus Coates, and Matthew Barney.
Excerpt from the review:
"Broglio argues that traditionally animals are judged against human standards and are believed to lack critical reflection and the depth of human interiority and self-reflexive thought. Human belief that animals live on the surface, lacking depth, has justified animal cruelty and the flattening of the worlds of all non-human animals under the concept animal (xvi-xvii)"
Read the review on pg. 188-197: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/students-for-cas/journal-for-critical-animal-studies/volume-10-issue-4-2012/
Direct link: http://issuu.com/icasonlinepublications/docs/jcas_volume_10_issue_4_2012/189