Murder and Mattering in Harambe’s House

Claire Jean Kim

Abstract


This article approaches the controversy over the killing of the gorilla Harambe in the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 as a unique window onto the making of animalness and blackness in the contemporary U.S. The construction of the “human” in relation to both the “animal” and the “black” is explored. 


Keywords


Harambe; gorilla; blackness; antiblackness; human; black; animal;

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