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The Seoul of cats and dogs:a trans-species ethnography of animal cruelty and animal welfare in contemporary Korea

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Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Seoul from July 2012 until July 2013, this dissertation offers a novel perspective on human-animal interactions and public discourses regarding livestock versus pet moral boundaries in contemporary Korea. I aim to explore how Koreans struggle to make sense of the tension between the emergence of animal welfare and the perpetuation of traditional health behaviours that involve animal processing. The focus will be on why participants in my study, whe...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Anthropology

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Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:e0015b7b-b994-4c9f-9f17-76ea8179cd58
Local pid:
ora:11440

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