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Lobbying for captivity: discourse and the legitimisation of zoos and aquaria

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dc.contributor.author Mitra, Filip Ramesh
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-13T16:49:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-13T16:49:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/36077
dc.description Tutor: Núria Almiron Roig
dc.description Treball de fi de Màster Estudis Internacionals sobre Mitjans, Poder i Diversitat
dc.description.abstract The present paper attempts to analyse the discourse of three lobbies representing the zoo and aquaria sector: The Iberian, the European and the worldwide zoo and aquaria associations. The objective of this study is to understand whether their discourse is speciesist, and how the use of language justifies the captivity of non-human animals, as well as to compare the discourses. The analysis has been conducted from a non-speciesist and nonanthropocentric perspective in an attempt to challenge the discursive strategies which legitimise the captivity of non-human animals. The methodological perspective applied is critical discourse analysis, focused on language as the source of power. As a result, the study reveals that the analysed discourse is highly speciesist and anthropocentric. The associations justify the captivity of non-human animals through their involvement in conservation programmes, and the supposed educational and research value of zoos and aquaria, while their discursive strategies only present minor differences.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Drets dels animals -- Aspectes ètics i morals
dc.subject.other Animals -- Protecció
dc.subject.other Parcs zoològics
dc.subject.other Aquaris
dc.title Lobbying for captivity: discourse and the legitimisation of zoos and aquaria
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess


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