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University Of Hull MTB Trail Centre Research Summary Report (2019)
Report
Gibbs, D., & Holloway, L. (2019). University Of Hull MTB Trail Centre Research Summary Report. University of Hull

This report provides a summary of key findings from a small research project conducted in 2018, focusing on mountain bike trail centres as an example of the ‘experience economy’. The research included interviews with representatives of public and pri... Read More

Bovine and human becomings in histories of dairy technologies: robotic milking systems and remaking animal and human subjectivity (2017)
Journal Article
HOLLOWAY, L., & BEAR, C. (2017). Bovine and human becomings in histories of dairy technologies: robotic milking systems and remaking animal and human subjectivity. BJHS Themes, 2, (215-234). doi:10.1017/bjt.2017.2. ISSN 2058-850X

This paper positions the recent emergence of robotic or automatic milking systems (AMS) in relation to discourses surrounding the longer history of milking technologies in the UK and elsewhere. The mechanisation of milking has been associated with se... Read More

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

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. doi: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

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. doi: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

Country life : agricultural technologies and the emergence of new rural subjectivities (2015)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., & Bear, C. (2015). Country life : agricultural technologies and the emergence of new rural subjectivities. Geography compass, 9(6), (303-315). doi:10.1111/gec3.12217. ISSN 1749-8198

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

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. doi: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

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. doi: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

Re-capturing bovine life: Robot-cow relationships, freedom and control in dairy farming (2013)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, K., Holloway, L., & Bear, C. (2014). Re-capturing bovine life: Robot-cow relationships, freedom and control in dairy farming. Journal of rural studies, 33, (131-140). doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2013.01.006. ISSN 0743-0167

Robotic milking machines are novel technologies that take over the labour of dairy farming and reduce the need for human-animal interactions. Replacing ‘conventional' twice-a-day milking managed by people with a system that supposedly allows cows the... Read More

Genetics and livestock breeding in the UK: Co-constructing technologies and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities (2013)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., & Morris, C. (2014). Genetics and livestock breeding in the UK: Co-constructing technologies and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities. Journal of rural studies, 33, 150-160. doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2012.10.003

Cattle and sheep breeders in the UK and elsewhere are increasingly being encouraged to use a variety of genetic technologies to help them make breeding decisions. The technology of particular interest here is 'classical' statistical genetics, which u... Read More

Contesting Genetic Knowledge-Practices in Livestock Breeding: Biopower, Biosocial Collectivities, and Heterogeneous Resistances (2012)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., & Morris, C. (2012). Contesting Genetic Knowledge-Practices in Livestock Breeding: Biopower, Biosocial Collectivities, and Heterogeneous Resistances. Environment and planning. D, Society & space, 30(1), (60-77). doi:10.1068/d2911. ISSN 0263-7758

Cattle and sheep breeders in the UK and elsewhere increasingly draw on genetic techniques in order to make breeding decisions. Many breeders support such techniques, while others argue against them for a variety of reasons, including their preference... Read More

Choosing and rejecting cattle and sheep: changing discourses and practices of (de)selection in pedigree livestock breeding (2010)
Journal Article
Morris, C., Holloway, L., Gilna, B., & Gibbs, D. (2011). Choosing and rejecting cattle and sheep: changing discourses and practices of (de)selection in pedigree livestock breeding. Agriculture and human values, 28(4), (533-547). doi:10.1007/s10460-010-9298-2. ISSN 0889-048X

This paper examines the discourses and practices of pedigree livestock breeding, focusing on beef cattle and sheep in the UK, concentrating on an under-examined aspect of this – the deselection and rejection of some animals from future breeding... Read More

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. ISSN 0020-2754

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

Boosted bodies: genetic techniques, domestic livestock bodies and complex representations of life (2008)
Journal Article
Morris, C., & Holloway, L. (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

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

Possible food economies: A methodological framework for exploring food production-consumption relationships (2007)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., Kneafsey, M., Venn, L., Cox, R., Dowler, E., & Tuomainen, H. (2007). Possible food economies: A methodological framework for exploring food production-consumption relationships. Sociologia ruralis, 47(1), 1-19. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9523.2007.00427.x

Modes of food production-consumption defined as 'alternative' have received considerable academic attention, with studies exploring both their potential for contributing to rural development strategies and the opportunities they provide for counterin... Read More

Exploring biopower in the regulation of farm animal bodies: genetic policy interventions in UK livestock (2007)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., & Morris, C. (2007). Exploring biopower in the regulation of farm animal bodies: genetic policy interventions in UK livestock. Life Sciences, society and policy, 3(2), 82 - 98. doi:10.1186/1746-5354-3-2-82

This paper explores the analytical relevance of Foucault’s notion of biopower in the context of regulating and managing non-human lives and populations, specifically those animals that are the focus of livestock breeding based on genetic techni... Read More

Researching European 'alternative' food networks: Some methodological considerations (2006)
Journal Article
Tuomainen, H., Venn, L., Dowler, E., Kneafsey, M., Cox, R., & Holloway, L. (2006). Researching European 'alternative' food networks: Some methodological considerations. Area, 38(3), 248-258. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2006.00694.x

Recent European literature on 'alternative' food networks (AFNs) draws heavily upon an apparently accessible and diverse body of non-conventional food networks in the agro-food sector and whilst researchers frequently refer to individual examples of... Read More