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Cat culture : the social world of a cat shelter

Author: Janet M Alger; Steven F Alger
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, 2003.
Series: Animals, culture, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Understanding cats as social animals

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet M Alger; Steven F Alger
ISBN: 1566399971 9781566399975 156639998X 9781566399982
OCLC Number: 925745973
Description: xvi, 239 s. : illustrations.
Contents: Preface: Why an Ethnography of a Shelter?Acknowledgments1. The Myth of the Solitary Cat2. The World of Whiskers3. The Homan-Cat Connection4. The Social Bonds among the Cats5. The Feral Cats and Shelter Solidarity6. Leaving the Shelter Community7. Culture and Self in the Domestic Cat8. Animals in the Future of SociologyAfterwordNotesReferencesIndex
Series Title: Animals, culture, and society.
Responsibility: Janet M. Alger, Steven F. Alger.

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"Cat Culture as a dual ethnography-both of cats and ofvolunteers-operates with a bifurcated epistemology. We can placeconsiderable trust in the depiction of the emotional register of volunteers,while Read more...

 
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