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dc.contributor.authorBayer, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-31 21:05:52 (GMT)
dc.date.available2016-08-31 21:05:52 (GMT)
dc.date.issued2016-08-31
dc.date.submitted2016-08-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10012/10771
dc.description.abstractRepresentations of the animal, although prominent in literature, are often overlooked as sources for rigorous analysis. When acknowledged, their interpretation is restricted to the realm of archetypal significance and rarely explored beyond the moment of their mention. By examining the role of the animal (more specifically canine characterization) as it appears in Ken Kesey's 1962 novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," this thesis demonstrates ways that the biological and behavioural elements of the animal used to characterize humans is critical to exposing any given text's underlying sociopolitical commentary - in this instance, the parallels that exist between human civilization and the domestication of the animal. With that in mind, this project combines biological and behavioural research of the animal with anarcho-primitive theory and psychology in order to question and reorient the perceived boundaries between humans and animals, as well as between civilization and wildness. Reading animal characterization from such a perspective is an important way for literary critics to take part in and revise some of the emerging conversations in the broader field of Animal Studies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectAnimal Studiesen
dc.subjectAnarchismen
dc.subjectRe-Wildingen
dc.subjectOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nesten
dc.subjectAnimal characterizationen
dc.subjectAnimal metaphoren
dc.subjectAnarcho-primitivismen
dc.subjectIdeologyen
dc.subjectCanine characterizationen
dc.subjectDomesticationen
dc.subjectEnculturationen
dc.subjectCivilizationen
dc.subjectMental illnessen
dc.subjectEthologyen
dc.subjectBecoming animalen
dc.titleFostering the Feral in Civilization: Reading Animal Characterization in Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"en
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse
uws-etd.degree.departmentEnglish Language and Literatureen
uws-etd.degree.disciplineEnglish (Literary Studies)en
uws-etd.degree.grantorUniversity of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Artsen
uws.comment.hiddenCitations throughout adhere to the latest 8th edition of MLAen
uws.contributor.advisorWriglesworth, Chad
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen
uws.published.cityWaterlooen
uws.published.countryCanadaen
uws.published.provinceOntarioen
uws.typeOfResourceTexten
uws.peerReviewStatusUnrevieweden
uws.scholarLevelGraduateen


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