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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Lucia Ricciardellien
dc.contributor.authorFranks, Alan Everett.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-03T22:44:20Z
dc.date.available2016-01-03T22:44:20Z
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/9412
dc.descriptionThe pursuit of hippo-ness is a film that is part of the student's thesis project.en
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between human and animal is a complex and strange one, and many have written and theorized on the matter over the centuries. Animal theory has become ensconced in a debate that has evolved with public discourse and now exists in a realm that has become clouded with misperceptions. In this thesis, I explore ideas about human-animal relationships through the example of the hippopotamus and provide historical and cultural context for a reading of my accompanying film, "The Pursuit of Hippo-ness". Through both the film and the paper, I aim to raise questions about how we see and interact with the hippopotamus, drawing mainly from individual stories to reflect a multiplicity of an animal that is often seen in a negative light. By raising these questions about how we perceive animals, we should begin to recognize the impacts that it can have on conservation when some animals are seen as inferior in terms of their "value." Being cognizant of these prejudices or highly misconstrued understandings of animals, particularly those with negative connotations attached, we should begin to recognize the intrinsic value of the animals and the way in which our lives are intertwined with theirs.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshHuman-animal relationships.en
dc.subject.lcshNature conservation.en
dc.subject.lcshHippopotamus.en
dc.titleThe pursuit of hippo-ness : hippopotamus and humanen
dc.title.alternativePursuit of hippo-nessen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2014 by Alan Everett Franks.en
thesis.catalog.ckey2911906en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Lucia Ricciardelli (chairperson); Cindy Stillwell; Gianna Savoie.en
thesis.degree.departmentFilm & Photography.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMFAen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage42en
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
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