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Representations of laboratory animals in popular media forms

By Alison Moore

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Attitudes to animals are in part formed through engagement with popular culture and therefore we should pay attention to the potential of this domain for shaping animal lives. But can popular culture really do anything for the ‘laboratory’ animal? This paper explores the persistent and changing deployment of the laboratory animal in a range of humorous popular media (and cultural) texts, and suggests that its appearance in comedy could provide a useful means to reach an otherwise reluctant audience.


Katie Carroll

Date 2011
Publisher University of Lincoln
Conference Title Humanities Research Seminar
Language English
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  1. Animal care
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animals in culture
  4. Cats
  5. Communication
  6. Dogs
  7. Humor
  8. Laboratory and experimental animals
  9. Mammals
  10. Media
  11. Popular Culture
  12. Rats
  13. Rodents