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Liminanimals: Chihuahuas, Bo the dog and the Scaly Ant-Eater
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. HVV, Mälardalen University. (Cultural Matters Group, HumAnimal Group)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9902-1191
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this lecture sociologist David Redmalm will talk about pets and their liminal status in human society. He will show how thinking with pets can challenge ingrained stereotypical ideas about the distinction between nature and culture, and how this distinction shapes human and nonhuman lives. To show how pets can enable a more nuanced understanding of what we think of as nature and culture, David Redmalm will draw on a number of examples from his own research: Chihuahuas and their symbolic and material role in Western society, the media narrative of Obama family’s dog Bo Obama, pet cultural expressions of grief for lost pets, and the curious habits of the scaly anteater.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, 2019.
Keywords [en]
Animal studies, Chihuahuas, Mary Douglas, Donna Haraway, Human-Animal Studies, liminality, Bjarne Melgaard, Barack Obama
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-376970OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-376970DiVA, id: diva2:1288134
Conference
Konstfack Research Week, January 28–February 1, 2019
Projects
Intimitetens sociala former
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2014-1465Available from: 2019-02-12 Created: 2019-02-12 Last updated: 2019-02-12

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