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Bassin, D. (2013). A Day at the Zoo Through the Lens of Jessica Benjamin's Bonds of Love. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 14(1):87-97.

(2013). Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 14(1):87-97

A Day at the Zoo Through the Lens of Jessica Benjamin's Bonds of Love

Donna Bassin, Ph.D.

In this photo-based essay I bring Jessica Benjamin's project of transforming relationships of domination to a day at the zoo. The interrogation of the human/animal dualism illuminates relational moments of mutuality across species. Managing the tension between sameness and difference without collapse into hierarchical configuration, the human-animal connection may take its place in the project of transforming relationships of domination and extending the circle of ethical care.

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