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Sharing the condition of abandonment: The beastly topology of condolence cards for bereaved pet owners
(HumAnimal Group, Cultural Matters Group)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9902-1191
2017 (English)In: Animal Places: Lively Cartographies of Human-Animal Relations / [ed] Jacob Bull, Tora Holmberg and Cecilia Åsberg, London and New York: Routledge, 2017, 1, 89-114 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter focuses on spatiality in representations of the loss of and grief for companion animals. Giorgio Agamben’s theorization of the distinction between political and bare life is used to analyse around 350 condolence cards for bereaved pet owners. It is shown that the visual emplacement of pets in different contexts in the collection of cards underlines that pets are worth grieving, while at the same time a distance is maintained between humans and other animals. In spite of this distancing, it is argued that the cards have the potential to challenge the normative boundary between grievable and ungrievable life. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London and New York: Routledge, 2017, 1. 89-114 p.
Series
Multispecies Encounters, 3
Keyword [en]
Afterlife, Giorgio Agamben, Anthropocentrism, Anthropological machine, Bereavement, Companion Animals, Condolence Cards, Death, Domestic Animals, Dying, Euthanasia, Grief, Heaven, Loss, Mourning, Mutts, Paradise, Pets, Qualitative Analysis, Souls, Subjectivity, Sympathy Cards, Werewolves, Visual Analysis
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Sociology Social Psychology Human Geography Cultural Studies Animal and Dairy Science
Research subject
Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-334561ISBN: 9781472483249 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-334561DiVA: diva2:1159865
Projects
Intimitetens sociala former
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Swedish Research Council, 2014-1465
Available from: 2017-11-23 Created: 2017-11-23 Last updated: 2017-11-23

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