Online | Mecila Working Paper 54 2023
nº 54 (Mar 2023) | Jörg Dünne:
Interspecific Contact Scenes: Humans and Street Dogs in the Margins of the City
This paper looks at two Latin American films, La mujer de los perros (Laura Citarella and Verónica Llinás, 2015) and Los Reyes (Iván Osnovikoff and Bettina Perut, 2018), about street dogs in marginal urban areas of Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile.
The films explore how humans and dogs interact outside of typical domestic settings and show alternative forms of conviviality between the two species.
The paper proposes the concept of “interspecific contact scenes” as a tool to analyse these convivial relationships in Latin American cities.
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