Breed-Specific Legislation targeting pit bulls is flourishing throughout the United States. Although the breed has been around for centuries, enjoying periods of heightened popularity, it has only come to be understood as an urban predator beginning in the 1990s. Through analysis of news text, images, interviews with young men who have pit bulls and policy analysis, I deconstruct this image.The Everyday Dog Owner While not everything I learned about my participants normalized their relationship with their pit bulls, there were more everyday situations than I anticipated. Some respondents expressed disdain for the practice ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Petey and Chato: The Pitbull's Transition from Mainstream to Marginalized Masculinity|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|