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Unleashing the Beast: Animals, Energy, and the Economy of Labor in Ottoman Egypt
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| Contributor(s):: Alan Mikhail, Marcy Wilhelm-South
In the land-based agrarian world of early modern Ottoman Egypt, animal wealth, labor, and movement were the bases of social and economic life. Animals were the trucks, motors, cranes, heaters, and gas stations of this early modern society. Interspecies relations between humans and various...
Governing Pet Love: 'Crazy Cat Ladies,' Cultural Discourse, and the Spatial Logics of Inter-Species Intimacies
| Contributor(s):: William L. McKeithen
Pet animals in the United States have been increasingly incorporated into relationships and spaces of intimacy. As a result, an intense set of discourses has emerged to delineate and govern what modes of interspecies intimacy are `normal' or `inappropriate.' The widely known stereotype...
Its a Dog's Life: Contemplating the Human-Animal Relationship through Dog Adoption Narratives
| Contributor(s):: Nicole Silvestrini
Dog adoption is a popular way for people to find pets in the United States. With dog adoption comes dog adoption narratives, ideologically about the dog, told by humans for humans. Dog adoption narratives, a genre of personal experience narrative, enact a series of formalized conventions that...