Internatural Activists and the “Blackfish Effect”: Contemplating Captive Orcas’ Protest Rhetoric through a Coherence Frame

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Burford, Caitlyn ; Schutten, Julie “Madrone” Kalil (2017)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Communication, volume 1 (issn: 2297-900X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2016.00016
  • Subject: internatural communication | social movements | alternative symbolics | blackfish effect | Communication | whales

The documentary film Blackfish (2013; www.blackfishmovie.com) follows Tilikum, a captive SeaWorld prisoner-orca responsible for the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau and two others. The film has had a profound effect on public perceptions of orca captivity creating the “B... View more
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