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The affordance of compassion for animals: a filmic exploration of industrial linear rhythms

Krawczyk, Victor J. and Barthold, Charles (2018). The affordance of compassion for animals: a filmic exploration of industrial linear rhythms. Culture and Organization, 24(4) pp. 268–284.

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Compassion is an emotion that could be useful for improving the lives of animals within the intensive and factory farming system (IFFS). Rhythms that exist within this system play a role in making compassion difficult to realize, which formulates the research question: How do the rhythms of the IFFS shape the affordance of compassion for animals? Drawing on a cultural mode of analysis informed by Henri Lefebvre’s work on rhythms, this paper explored the rhythms of three films that focus on the treatment of animals in this system: Meat; Our Daily Bread and Never Let Me Go. Industrial linear rhythms seem to compromise the compassion offered to animals in the IFFS by manipulating the cyclical rhythms of animals and animalized bodies from birth, through life and at death. Compassion for animals and animalized bodies in the IFFS, this paper concludes, is often provided in a piecemeal and localized manner.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1477-2760
Keywords: animals; compassion; film; rhythms;Henri Lefebvre
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 55731
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2018 13:10
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2019 04:41
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