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Item Description Lai, Alethea A. en_US 2009-09-09T19:40:45Z 2009-09-09T19:40:45Z 2005 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 91-93). en_US
dc.description vii, 93 leaves, bound 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This research project aims to explore one aspect of the culture/nature dualism, that of human/animal. It will not be possible to explore this dualism without simultaneously exploring woman/man, self/other, public/private, and the list goes on, for to unravel one dualism is to begin to unravel them all. I propose to do this by conducting semi-structured comprehensive interviews with animal trainers at a marine mammal facility to explore human/animal relations. The marine mammal facility where my interviewees currently work (or have worked) did not endorse this research. The interviewees agreed to be interviewed only if their identities and the identity of their workplaces are kept confidential. Therefore I use the pseudonym Dolphin Fun for the 2 facility, and varying pseudonyms for the trainers as well. Dolphin Fun is a captive dolphin facility that offers unique interactive programs with the animals. By interviewing marine mammal trainers at Dolphin Fun, I want to explore how the intersection of relationships between animals, trainers, places, and spaces form meanings and practices in everyday life. The objective of this research is to study what those meanings and practices tell us about human/animal boundaries, nature/culture dualisms, systems of domination, multiple subject positions, and the politics of resistance and care. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Geography; no. 3209 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.subject Human-animal relationships en_US
dc.subject Dolphins -- Effect of human beings on en_US
dc.subject Animal welfare en_US
dc.subject Aquatic animal welfare en_US
dc.subject Dolphins -- Training en_US
dc.subject Working animals en_US
dc.title Human-animal : explorations at the hyphen en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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