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(Hot) Dogs: Of fast food and companion species

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The encounter between dog and (potential) owner is the catalyst for Natan's interrogation of the human/animal binary. Drawing on Haraway's concept of 'companion species', the article explores the film's critique of a double commodification of animals: as pets, and in agribusiness, via Viggo's kebab-shop chain and consumption of meat.
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Keywords: agribusiness; companion species; dogs; meat; naturecultures; touch

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University College London

Publication date: 2012-08-09

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