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Considering the Canine: Human Discourses of Gender, Race, and Power in Interspecies Entanglements

Abstract This dissertation explores discourses in the contemporary United States surrounding the creation, coding, sterilization, and general keeping of canines in order to interrogate how sex, gender, race, class, sexuality, and species together serve biopolitical formations of social control, patriarchal white supremacy, and heteronormativity. Interrogating these socially constructed and oftentimes stereotypical narratives through an interspecies lens demonstrates how taxonomies of power and systems of oppression and privilege become situated across species. This project utilizes interviews and ethnography, as well as analysis of popular culture, legislation and news media.

Interspeciesism is informed by feminist influences, functioning as a fr... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Clark, Meredith Clark (Author) / Leong, Karen J. (Advisor) / Koblitz, Ann H. (Committee member) / Scheiner-Gillis, Georganne (Committee member) / Broglio, Ron (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Gender studies / Canines / Feminism / Gender / Interspecies / Power / Race
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 230 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Gender Studies 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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