Welcome to the one and only source of live updates for my 2017 William and Mary Anthropology Honors Thesis – From Being to Thing: Commodification and Mistreatment of Animals in the United States. Thank you so much for your interest in my research!
My name is Madeline White; I’m an anthropology major at the College of William and Mary. I am in the process of researching and writing an honors thesis on the valuation and treatment of animals (especially pets) in the United States. Over the course of this research I will be traveling across the country as well as doing localized ethnography. I am excited to get to know people and their pets from all over the United States, and this blog will be the public documentation of this journey.
Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or suggestions!