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Cat culture : the social world of a cat shelter

Author: Janet M Alger; Steven F Alger
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2003.
Series: Animals, culture, and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work contends that the anti-social cat is a myth; cats form close bonds with humans and with each other. In the potentially chaotic environment of a shelter that houses dozens of uncaged cats, this work reveals a sense of self and the building of a culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Alger, Janet M., 1937-
Cat culture.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002020417
(OCoLC)49704738
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet M Alger; Steven F Alger
ISBN: 9781439907726 1439907722
OCLC Number: 719383006
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 239 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface: Why an Ethnography of a Shelter?; Acknowledgments; 1. The Myth of the Solitary Cat; 2. The World of Whiskers; 3. The Human-Cat Connection; 4. The Social Bonds among the Cats; 5. The Feral Cats and Shelter Solidarity; 6. Leaving the Shelter Community; 7. Culture and Self in the Domestic Cat; 8. Animals in the Future of Sociology; Afterword; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Animals, culture, and society.
Responsibility: Janet M. Alger, Steven F. Alger.
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