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Beyond resistance: geographies of divergent more-than-human conduct in robotic milking (2019)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., & Bear, C. (2019). Beyond resistance: geographies of divergent more-than-human conduct in robotic milking. Geoforum, 104, 212-221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.04.030

This paper begins to develop a terminology for discussing less-than-convivial more-than-human relations, providing a tool for exploring such relationships in the context of problematic human-nonhuman entanglements. The paper reviews existing work on... Read More about Beyond resistance: geographies of divergent more-than-human conduct in robotic milking.

Smallholder knowledge-practices and smallholding animals: threats or alternatives to agricultural biosecurity? (2019)
Journal Article
Holloway, L. (2019). Smallholder knowledge-practices and smallholding animals: threats or alternatives to agricultural biosecurity?. Journal of rural studies, 69, 19-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2019.04.013

This paper responds to claims that smallholders in the UK farming landscape present a biosecurity threat to commercial farming, by exploring smallholders’ perspectives on animal health and their practising of biosecurity, studied through focus group... Read More about Smallholder knowledge-practices and smallholding animals: threats or alternatives to agricultural biosecurity?.

Biopower, heterogeneous biosocial collectivities and domestic livestock breeding (2017)
Book Chapter
Foucault and Animals, 239-259. Brill Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004332232_012

This chapter explores Foucault’s concept of biopower and its focus on the regulation and fostering of life. It examines the analytical potential of Foucault’s anthropocentric conceptualisation in examples involving nonhuman animals. Specifically, it... Read More about Biopower, heterogeneous biosocial collectivities and domestic livestock breeding.

Visualising human-animal-technology relations : fieldnotes, still photography and digital video on the robotic dairy farm (2016)
Journal Article
Bear, C., Wilkinson, K., & Holloway, L. (2017). Visualising human-animal-technology relations : fieldnotes, still photography and digital video on the robotic dairy farm. Society & animals : social scientific studies of the human experience of other animals, 25(3), 225-256. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685306-12341405

This paper explores the potential for developing less anthropocentric approaches to researching human-nonhuman relations through visual ethnography, critically examining the potential for conceptualising nonhuman animals as participants. Arguing that... Read More about Visualising human-animal-technology relations : fieldnotes, still photography and digital video on the robotic dairy farm.

Technology and restructuring the social field of dairy farming : hybrid capitals, ‘stockmanship’ and automatic milking systems (2015)
Journal Article
Butler, D., & Holloway, L. (2016). Technology and restructuring the social field of dairy farming : hybrid capitals, ‘stockmanship’ and automatic milking systems. Sociologia ruralis, 56(4), 513-530 . https://doi.org/10.1111/soru.12103

This paper draws on research exploring robotic and information technologies in livestock agriculture. Using Automatic Milking Systems (AMS) as an example we use the work of Bourdieu to illustrate how technology can be seen as restructuring the practi... Read More about Technology and restructuring the social field of dairy farming : hybrid capitals, ‘stockmanship’ and automatic milking systems.

Country life: agricultural technologies and the emergence of new rural subjectivities (2015)
Journal Article
Bear, C., & Holloway, L. (2015). Country life: agricultural technologies and the emergence of new rural subjectivities. Geography compass, 9(6), 303-315 . https://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12217

Rural areas have long been spaces of technological experimentation, development and resistance. In the UK, this is especially true in the post-second world war era of productivist food regimes, characterised by moves to intensification. The technolog... Read More about Country life: agricultural technologies and the emergence of new rural subjectivities.

Robotic milking technologies and renegotiating situated ethical relationships on UK dairy farms (2013)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., Wilkinson, K., & Bear, C. (2014). Robotic milking technologies and renegotiating situated ethical relationships on UK dairy farms. Agriculture and human values, 31(2), 185-199 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-013-9473-3

Robotic or automatic milking systems (AMS) are novel technologies that take over the labor of dairy farming and reduce the need for human-animal interactions. Because robotic milking involves the replacement of 'conventional' twice-a-day milking mana... Read More about Robotic milking technologies and renegotiating situated ethical relationships on UK dairy farms.

Viewing animal bodies : truths, practical aesthetics and ethical considerability in UK livestock breeding (2013)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., & Morris, C. (2014). Viewing animal bodies : truths, practical aesthetics and ethical considerability in UK livestock breeding. Social & cultural geography, 15(1), 1-22 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2013.851264

This paper focuses on the production of aesthetic ‘truths’ in UK livestock breeding, drawing on detailed qualitative research with breeders and breed societies. It extends emerging interest in the aesthetic in human geographical research, examining h... Read More about Viewing animal bodies : truths, practical aesthetics and ethical considerability in UK livestock breeding.

Biopower, genetics and livestock breeding: (re)constituting animal populations and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities (2009)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., Morris, C., Gilna, B., & Gibbs, D. (2009). Biopower, genetics and livestock breeding: (re)constituting animal populations and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 34(3), 394-407. doi:10.1111/j.1475-5661.2009.00347.x

Genetic techniques have become increasingly prevalent in livestock breeding, associated with new types of knowledge-practice and changes in the institutional and geographical relationships related to animal husbandry. This paper examines the value of... Read More about Biopower, genetics and livestock breeding: (re)constituting animal populations and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities.

Boosted bodies: genetic techniques, domestic livestock bodies and complex representations of life (2008)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., & Morris, C. (2008). Boosted bodies: genetic techniques, domestic livestock bodies and complex representations of life. Geoforum, 39(5), (1709-1720). doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2008.03.006. ISSN 0016-7185

This paper focuses on the burgeoning application of genetic techniques in livestock agriculture, examining how these are changing livestock breeding knowledge-practices and the representation of animal life. Conventional livestock breeding relies on... Read More about Boosted bodies: genetic techniques, domestic livestock bodies and complex representations of life.

Subjecting cows to robots: farming technologies and the making of animal subjects (2007)
Journal Article
Holloway, L. (2007). Subjecting cows to robots: farming technologies and the making of animal subjects. Environment and planning. D, Society & space, 25(6), (1041-1060). doi:10.1068/d77j. ISSN 0263-7758

Recent representations of human-animal relationships in farming have tended to focus on human experience, and to essentialise animal subjectivity in granting them a centred subjectivity akin to that assumed to be possessed by humans. Instead, this pa... Read More about Subjecting cows to robots: farming technologies and the making of animal subjects.


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