The Rescuers: intersections of individual and group activism and the recognition of the human-animal “Link”

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dc.contributor.author Button, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-23T19:08:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-23T19:08:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/20584
dc.description.abstract Academics, victims, and advocates have increasingly brought attention to the need for programs and policies to protect and shelter nonhuman victims of domestic violence. Research focused on the “Link” between human-based violence and violence against animals has played a significant role in the creation of these programs, and has prompted a more holistic approach to providing services to all victimized family members. In this dissertation, I focus on the unique origin points of several animal-friendly domestic violence organizations and the models used to serve both human and nonhuman victims, as well as on the individual advocacy and activism of animal-friendly domestic violence organization workers. Data collection from semi-structured interviews with thirty domestic violence workers and advocates provides the foundation for my investigation of the importance of community networks and individual identity as a source of professional navigation of the connected spheres of domestic violence and animal abuse. This study extends the ever-growing collection of research on the “Link” and on the broader discipline of human-animal studies. Finally, this research provides an additional perspective on the use of personal and collective identity to engage in advocacy on behalf of nonhuman victims of domestic violence. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject domestic violence en_US
dc.subject animal abuse
dc.subject human-animal interactions
dc.subject identity
dc.subject social movements
dc.title The Rescuers: intersections of individual and group activism and the recognition of the human-animal “Link” en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work en_US
dc.description.advisor Gerad Middendorf en_US
dc.subject.umi Sociology (0626) en_US
dc.date.published 2015 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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