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Speak Softly or Carry a Big Stick?: Comparing the Approaches of The Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
| Contributor(s):: Rachel Ruben
My thesis explores the varying methods that animal protection groups use to achieve their goal of increased protection for animals. In particular, I compare, contrast, and critique the approaches of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...
Media, Mental Health and Man's Best Friend
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| Contributor(s):: Suzanne Spinosa
Using two media newspaper publications as a means of archival data, this paper proposed that the shift in perception of animals in mental health setting has changed over time. There is now data examining the role of animals in a human's well-being and the increased importance of an...
Queering the species divide
| Contributor(s):: Corinne Ryan Teed, Anita Jung (adviser)
Potential alliances between queers and animals populate queer scholarship, while dominant culture has relegated both groups to similar sites of subjugation and abjection. My work presents utopic visions crafted from these shared sites of marginalization and asks how they can enable new...
Ei haukku haavaa tee : esite koira-avusteisesta kasvatus- ja kuntoutustyöstä
| Contributor(s):: Inka Kansi, Anni Kauppinen
Koirien merkitystä ihmisten hyvinvoinnin kannalta on viime vuosina käsitelty tutkimuksissa ja mediassa laajasti. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tuottaa sosiaali-, terveys- ja kasvatusalojen ammattilaisille suunnattu esite yhteistyössä Koirat kasvatus- ja...
Investigating cruelty to animals in private and commercial settings
| Contributor(s):: Catherine Mary Tiplady
This thesis examines animal abuse occurring in the context of domestic violence, among animals encountered by veterinarians in practice and in media broadcasts of animal cruelty. Whilst the focus on the thesis is on animal abuse within a domestic violence context, I have also studied...
Evaluating the Media's Role in Public and Political Responses to Human-Shark Interactions in NSW, Australia
| Contributor(s):: Sam Fraser-Baxter
Of all animals that pose danger to humans in this world, few are more feared than sharks. Human-shark interactions are traumatic, emotional and difficult to rationalize. While rare, human-shark interactions generate a disproportionate amount of media coverage and public debate. The mass media is...
Interspecies Relations in Equestrian Sport
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Gilbert
This thesis is a sandwich thesis that explores youth participation in equestrian sport. Each of the three papers that comprise the substantive portion of this thesis are stand-alone papers. Each paper employs a mixed methodology which includes document analysis, media analysis, and...
Rigging a horse and rider: simulating the predictable and repetitive movement of the rider
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Lynn Kuhnel
It is nice to give animators artistic freedom, but having to animate every bounce, sway, and counter-balancing movement of a rider on a horse isn't freedom at all. It is painstaking labor that could easily be prevented with an effective character setup. If an animation piece is only going to...
Strong souls, gentle spirits
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Iris Maureen Caffin
The documentary Strong Souls, Gentle Spirits is a film that combines the aspects of truthful documentary filmmaking but also incorporates filmmaking techniques and the filmmaker's involvement common to traditional narrative films. The main theme of the documentary centers on overcoming...
The media coverage of animal abuse in the digital versions of two media in Peru as well as the perceptions of activists and decision makers
| Contributor(s):: Marita Calderon Torres
This research contributes to an ethical debate in Peru; One whose incipient condition is inversely proportional to its level of urgency. If respect for the different forms of life that coexist with human beings matters in the various agendas, the issue of animal abuse is still a point of focus...
Performance Unleashed: Multispecies Stardom and Companion Animal Media
| Contributor(s):: Wolf, Kelly Megan
Paws in Prison: A Second Chance
| Contributor(s):: King, Tiffany
Racing into culture: A digital ethnographic study of the development of a culture of people who own retired racing greyhounds
| Contributor(s):: Hunt, Julia C.
Newspaper coverage of animal abuse
| Contributor(s):: Imbrock, Lara Jasmine
The representation of dogs as family in contemporary American documentary film
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Elizabeth Grace
The American family dog is a social construct that blurs the ontological boundaries of nature/culture dualism and which contemporary American documentary filmmakers represent by employing alternate tropes of 'dog as human' and 'dog as animal.' In filmic and practical use, these...
Animal Use in Award-Winning TV Commercials in China versus the U.S.
| Contributor(s):: Lingling Xiang, Marilyn Roberts (adviser)
Humans and animals have a long relationship. Through content analysis of randomly selected 184 advertisements of award-winning TV commercials containing animals from the 5th to 12th China Advertising Festival (1997-2005) and U.S EFFIE award-winning TV commercials containing animals during the...
The meanings of dogs and cats in US American culture based on cartoons, movies, and consumer goods
| Contributor(s):: Heather Frigiola
The keeping of dogs and cats as household pets is prevalent throughout the United States. Individuals define and express their personal identities in part through customizing their personal repertoires of possessions, which includes pets. The actual symbolic meanings given to dogs and cats are...
The Animated Animal: Aesthetics, Performance and Environmentalism In American Feature Animation
| Contributor(s):: Miller, Rebecca Erin
| Contributor(s):: Thomas, Geoffrey
Chubby puppies and fat cats: Gendered deviance through overweight pets
| Contributor(s):: Craven, Nena Sechler