E Jeremijenko-Conley - 2020 Journalism Senior Colloquium
From Margo Bresnen on May 12th, 2020
My article is a study of people who call themselves pet psychics or animal whisperers, their own accounts of their career histories, and their beliefs about human/animal relationships. In a world in which an increasingly separatist view between civilization and nature is held by much of the general public, I hope that this article might illuminate the ways in which lines between humans and other animals are socially constructed and constantly shifting. This article also complicates the notion that animals are merely a vehicle or proxy for human-to-human interaction.