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Both Ends of the Leash: Pit Bull Ownership and Activism in Atlanta, Georgia

By Sarah Goss

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Abstract

This thesis follows and examines the lives of people in Atlanta, Georgia who own and advocate for the controversial group of dog breeds and mixed breeds known as “pit bulls.” The greater meaning of pit bulls within the United States is also considered from a historical and anthropological lens. This thesis uses pit bulls as a medium to explore issues of race, gender, and stigma in the United States and to consider how pit bull owners and activists use their understanding of the public around them to change ideas surrounding their dogs.

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Mason N McLary

HABRI Central

Date 2015
Pages 60
Publisher Georgia State University
Location of Publication Atlanta, Georgia
Department Arts
Degree Anthropology
URL http://scholarworks.gsu.edu/anthro_theses/99/
Language English
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  1. Activism
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animals in culture
  4. Anthropology
  5. Dogs
  6. Gender
  7. History
  8. Human-animal interactions
  9. Mammals
  10. Pet ownership
  11. race
  12. reflexes
  13. stigma