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Humanizing animals

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Humanizing animals
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talking about police, prisoners, and horses
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Tom
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Erica Carol
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1984-
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Erica Carol Tom
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Bartkowski
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Frances
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Frances Bartkowski
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Advisory Committee
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chair
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - Newark
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Despite the horse’s central role in the conquest of America and its ongoing importance as a symbol of freedom and independence in the national imagination, innumerable horses—no longer of use—are sold at kill lots every year. However, in recent decades rescues have repurposed these horses for work in law enforcement and in equine therapy programs. Equine therapy programs have been gaining support in America; at the same time, the disproportionate arrests and incarceration of black men has continued to rise._ Equine prison programs produces an evocative situation: two disregarded populations—ex-race horses no longer able to race or mustangs with nowhere to go, and convicts exiled from society—are brought together to “rehabilitate” each other. The trope of the wild and dangerous black man is ever present, as current events—such as Ferguson, and Black Lives Matter—remind us. Thus this pairing the broken (ex-race horse) or untamed (mustang) non-human animal with that of the transgressive human (prisoner) that is undeniably political. Over the last several years, as tensions between law enforcement and communities of color rose, there has been a call for a re-evaluation of policing strategies. There has been a call for community policing. Horses may be part of bridging the gap between police and civilians. This essay seeks to unpack the complicated implications of equine prison programs and the role of horses in mounted police units. By focusing on the Newark Mounted Police Unit and the Second Chances Horse Program at the Wallkill Correctional Facility, this dissertation illuminates the ideological underpinnings of attitudes about humans and other animals in the racialized and classed culture in which we live. Finally, this dissertation assesses the impact of these programs and contexts on horses themselves, offering new ways to think about and relate to horses.
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American Studies
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Police horses
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Animal welfare
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Horses
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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Ph.D.
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by Erica Carol Tom
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ETD doctoral
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Erica
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Carol
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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2019-05-31
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Access to this PDF has been restricted at the author's request. It will be publicly available after May 31st, 2019.
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