By Susan McHugh
McHugh’s investigations into fictions of individuals counting on animals in civic life—most evidently these of provider animal clients and feminine specialist horse riders—showcase surprisingly smooth and human–animal kinds of intersubjectivity. yet more and more image violence directed at those figures shows their ambivalent importance to altering configurations of species.
Reading those advancements with narrative diversifications of conventional spouse species family members in this interval— queer puppy memoirs and farm animal fictions—McHugh clarifies the intercorporeal intimacies—the perforations of species obstacles now proliferating in genetic and genomic science—and embeds the illustration of animals inside of biopolitical frameworks.
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While it is signiﬁcant that (at least one screen of) the initial image persisted through this major shift in Warhol’s work, the centrality of a particular canine image within the story of Race Riot also inscribes broader cultural shifts in media representations of as well as attitudes toward this kind of dog. The same reasons that made German shepherds initially seem exceptionally suited as guides—namely, their size, physical versatility, and amenability Andy Warhol, Race Riot, 1963, illustrates how German shepherds become part of the stories of white policemen in civil rights movements, and part of the forces of racist states in anticolonial movements worldwide by the end of the twentieth century.
While this linkage of textual and political representation presents its own difficulties, it also provides a way of accounting for how, with the help of service animals, disability identity—rather, people’s enabled-with-dog lives—becomes heroic, and perhaps even more desirable. And this in turn reveals a complex emergence of intersubjective agency forms in modern animal narratives. Seeing Eyes/Private Eyes 33 Identity Problems: Jim Dunbar and Hank Fifteen years after the passage of the ADA, the short-lived television series Blind Justice in many ways seemed long overdue.
1 The problems with this kind of imagining are legion. 2 But two aspects of these fantasies intrigue me. One aspect is that these able-bodied people are clearly wanting to pass as disabled—or, more precisely, as vision-impaired and canine-assisted. In other words, guide-dog relations change social perceptions (of sighted dog owners at least), such that a person with a disability has an attractive, even enviable identity. And another curious aspect is that, whether the dog folks are aware of it or not, their fantasies closely follow the history of guide-dog ﬁctions, a representational pattern that, even as it promotes the political rights of the canine-assisted blind public, also comes to contribute to the ongoing problems of perceiving what exactly is so special about service-animal partnerships.