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    Robotic milking technologies and renegotiating situated ethical relationships on UK dairy farms.Lewis Holloway, Christopher Bear & Katy Wilkinson - 2014 - Agriculture and Human Values 31 (2):185-199.
    Robotic or automatic milking systems 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 managed by people with a system that supposedly allows cows the freedom to be milked automatically whenever they choose, some claim robotic milking has health and welfare benefits for cows, increases productivity, and has lifestyle advantages for dairy farmers. This paper examines how established ethical relations on dairy (...)
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    Exploring biopower in the regulation of farm animal bodies: genetic policy interventions in UK livestock.Carol Morris & Lewis Holloway - 2007 - Genomics, Society and Policy 3 (2):82-98.
    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 techniques. The concept of biopower is seen as offering theoretical possibilities precisely because it is concerned with the regulation of life and of populations. The paper approaches the task of testing the ‘analytic mettle’ of biopower through an analysis of four policy documents concerned with farm (...)
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    Choosing and rejecting cattle and sheep: changing discourses and practices of (de)selection in pedigree livestock breeding. [REVIEW]Lewis Holloway, Carol Morris, Ben Gilna & David Gibbs - 2011 - Agriculture and Human Values 28 (4):533-547.
    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 populations. In the context of exploring how animals are valued and represented in different ways in relation to particular agricultural knowledge-practices, it focuses on deselecting particular animals from breeding populations, drawing attention to shifts in such knowledge-practices related to the emergence of “genetic” techniques in (...)
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    What a Thing, then, is this Cow...": Positioning Domestic Livestock Animals in the Texts and Practices of Small-Scale "Self-Sufficiency.Lewis Holloway - 2003 - Society and Animals 11 (2):145-165.
    This paper focuses on the positioning of animals other than human in the texts and practices of two versions of small-scale food "self-sufficiency" in Britain. The paper discusses the writings of Cobbett and Seymour on self-sufficiency, suggesting that livestock animals are central, in a number of ways, to the constitution of these modes of self-sufficiency. First, animals are situated in both the texts and in the practicing of self-sufficiency regarded as essential parts of the economies and ecologies of small-scale food (...)
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  5. Donna Haraway.Lewis Holloway - 2004 - In Phil Hubbard, Rob Kitchin & Gill Valentine (eds.), Key Thinkers on Space and Place. Sage Publications. pp. 167--73.