‘Doggy-biopolitics’: Governing via the First Dog

  title={‘Doggy-biopolitics’: Governing via the First Dog},
  author={Annika Skoglund and David Redmalm},
  pages={240 - 266}
Biopolitics, traditionally understood as management of the human population, has been extended to include nonhuman animal life and posthuman life. In this article, we turn to literatures that advance Foucauldian biopolitics to explore the mode of government enabled by the dog of the US presidential family – the First Dog called Bo Obama. With analytical focus on vitalisation efforts, we follow the construction of Bo in various outlets, such as the websites of the White House and an animal… 

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