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Breeding beyond bodies:: Making and "doing" cattle
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3811-0531
2019 (English)In: Society & Animals, ISSN 1063-1119Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Dairy cows provide a spectacular example of what can be achieved with purposeful

breeding of nonhuman animals in terms of increasing production and bodily adaptation

to particular production systems. This implies that humans can make nonhuman

bodies take whatever form they desire. However, the assumption that breeding

outcomes are entirely shaped by humans has been criticized. This article contributes

to ongoing discussions of breeds as socially constructed and applies a focus on cattle

actions. Within a more-than-human biopower framework, cattle actions and ways of

“doing” cattle are integral to both the notion and the future of the breed. This ethnography

of breeding Swedish Mountain Cattle provides a detailed account of the

mutual subjectification of cattle and farmers within an agricultural context, revealing

the scope and limits of cattle agency and how “doing” cattle affects individuals and

populations.

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2019.
Keywords [en]
rare breeds – more-than-human – biopower – cattle agency – ethnography of breeding
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-400901DOI: 10.1163/15685306-00001733OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-400901DiVA, id: diva2:1382629
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