Posthumanist (auto)ethnography : toward the ethical representation of other animals
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This thesis project maps the theoretical reasoning for the extension of ethical considerations about representations of Others to Animal Others, and then offers ethical guidelines for the practical application of such considerations. More specifically, I point to autoethnography as a means of responsibly studying the animal Other in relation to and alliance with the human animal. As such, my project reflects a cross-disciplinary thread of interest seen in English studies, sociology, and anthropology. Notably, I use a selection of mainstream texts to illustrate each of the guidelines and, in the ...