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2017 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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1. Willetts, Marion. "When Rescue is not Rescue: Hoarding among Animal Welfare Workers" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, Aug 12, 2017 Online <PDF>. 2019-10-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1250279_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: In this paper, I analyze 306 cases of animal hoarding among those affiliated with animal rescue organizations. Manifest content coding is conducted on media reports from Pet-Abuse.com, an international database of newspaper articles, television news clips, and other media sources. The results indicate that conviction occurs in about half of animal hoarding cases committed by those working in animal rescue. Leniency is the norm, with approximately one-third to one-half of those convicted being sentenced to either prison, jail, or house arrest, placed on probation, ordered to pay a fine or restitution, and/or banned from owning or interacting with animals for any length of time. Orders of community service or psychological counseling were more infrequent. Characteristics of hoarding cases that were significantly associated with the incidence of conviction were the number of individuals involved in the case and the presence of dead animals/those requiring euthanasia upon their discovery. No characteristics were consistently associated with the type of penalty imposed.

2004 - American Sociological Association Pages: 2 pages || Words: 264 words || 
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2. Greenebaum, Jessica. "“Rescue Heroes: Women’s Work of Rescuing Dogs" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Hilton San Francisco & Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA,, Aug 14, 2004 Online <.PDF>. 2019-10-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p109280_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This study explores the emotional and physical work involved for women in rescuing, fostering, and finding homes for dogs. I am conducting approximately fifteen to twenty, one-hour interviews with women who rescue dogs.
First this work will shed light on the actual emotional and physical work involved in rescuing animals. Similar to women’s work of caring for children or the elderly, the work involved in rescuing and fostering dogs is invisible and taken-for-granted. Somehow, dogs are rescued and are placed in a good home, but most people do not understand the labor involved in this process. Therefore, it is crucial to place rescue work in the context of women’s unpaid domestic labor and caring work.
Second, this research will address how the commodification of animals enables dogs to be treated as disposable. How do people who release the family dog perceive their pets? What are the reasons for releasing their dog to the rescue league?
Finally, this research explores the social, interconnected oppression of women and animals. Do the women who devote their lives to rescuing and fostering dogs adopt an eco-feminist ethic, which sees the connection between the subordinate status of animals and women? Or is this volunteer work based on the traditional gender identity of caring for others? In what other ways do these women incorporate the ethics of care towards animals? Are they actively engaged in protests? Are they vegetarians? Do they consider themselves animal rights activists?

2010 - National Women's Studies Association Words: 102 words || 
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3. Vieru, Mihaela. ""Rescuing Multiculturalism, Rescuing the Nation-State"" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Women's Studies Association, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO, <Not Available>. 2019-10-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p429363_index.html>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Abstract: Speaker Three explores Canadian multiculturalism as a space of national security at the levels of signification and institutional practice. Drawing from Bourdieu, Walters and feminist discourse analysis, she problematizes multiculturalism policy, notably post 9/11. The paper examines the narrowing of multiculturalism policy as now exclusively about immigrants, particularly non-white minorities and women. With its specific focus on ‘at-risk’ categories, multiculturalism functions as a ‘rescue narrative’ targeting racialised populations who must be ‘domesticated’ to enhance national security. The paper argues that these developments reconfigure the relations between citizenship, state, and diverse populations in order to serve the new nationalistic enterprise.

2009 - Northeastern Political Science Association Words: 241 words || 
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4. Misra, Shefali. "Liberating Toleration: Liberal Toleration Must Rescue itself by Rediscovering its Skeptical Roots" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 19, 2009 <Not Available>. 2019-10-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p381839_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Political theorists have worried greatly about the nihilism expected to follow from the modern abandonment of the classical focus on virtue. Yet the political problem bedeviling our world is not a loss of moral values but, rather, sharply conflicting moral values asserted with great ferocity. Contemporary liberalism, challenged as spawning relativism by conservatives on the one hand, and exposed to a relativistic postmodern critique on the other, has become apt to assert sweeping moral certitudes of its own. This defensive response threatens to hollow liberal toleration, making it indistinguishable from liberal support for that about which liberals are enthusiastic. But this is certainly not to suggest that toleration must be based on a suspension of judgment on the assumption of an unbridgeable metaphysical gulf in a physically compressed world. If that were so, we really would be stuck with dangerous, anything-goes relativism and nihilism. This paper argues for the reassertion of a core but severely endangered liberal strength: the ability to combine a minimal moral universalism with deep skepticism.
Classical skepticism about politics is an unfortunate legacy which has traditionally led many to view skepticism as politically impotent. Nothing could be farther from the truth, this paper will argue, with regard to liberal skepticism. A principled and modest toleration based on the recognition of the limits of our understanding, combined with a commitment to protecting the disempowered, is exactly what creates a predisposition to listen and negotiate rather than dictate and dominate.

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