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Beyond resistance: geographies of divergent more-than-human conduct in robotic milking (2019)
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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.

Technology and restructuring the social field of dairy farming : hybrid capitals, ‘stockmanship’ and automatic milking systems (2015)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.


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