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Author Recarte, Claudia Alonso
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Content type Text
Publisher Universidad Complutense de Madrid
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2018-02-09
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English ♦ Spanish ♦ French
Subject Domain (in LCC) HQ1-2044 ♦ HQ1101-2030.7
Subject Keyword Cuerpos híbridos ♦ Campañas de derechos de los animales ♦ Espacios domésticos ♦ Mujeres
Abstract The object of this article is to explore how current animal rights activism draws on images of women-animal corporeal hybrids to articulate a plight for animals, and how the domestic setting used in such campaigns is strategically conveyed to either instill sympathy or abhorrence at the ‘miscegenation’ of species within a single bodily space. I begin with a few observations on the matter of animal ontology in accordance with the muchdebated notion of commonness with humans (and in particular women). I then make a comparative analysis between video campaigns by two major animal rights organizations, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to evaluate how their rhetoric of species hybridism conveys different assumptions regarding womanhood, and how domestic settings serve as instrumental tools through which to strengthen their rhetoric of animal liberation.
ISSN 21716080
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-01-01
e-ISSN 21716080
Journal Investigaciones Feministas
Volume Number 3
Page Count 14
Starting Page 85
Ending Page 98


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