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Companion animals in everyday life : situating human-animal engagement within cultures

Author: Michał Piotr Prȩgowski
Publisher: [New York] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michał Piotr Prȩgowski
ISBN: 9781137595713 113759571X
OCLC Number: 942381045
Description: xxvii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Michał Piotr Pręgowski --
pt. I. Conceptualizing our relationships with animals. Companion animals and nuisance species : adventures in the exotic, the wild, the illegal, and cross-cultural comfort zones / Sara Waller ; Anthrozoology in the Netherlands : connecting science and practice / Jannes Eshuis, Marie-José Enders-Slegers, and Theo Verheggen ; Bringing the beast back in : the rehabilitation of pet keeping in Soviet Russia / Amy Nelson --
pt. II. Taking the plunge : adopting a companion animal, traditional and otherwise. Perceptions of personality : how what we see influences our perceptions about and behavior toward companion animals / Miranda K. Workman ; "A cat-sized hole in my heart" : public perceptions of companion animal adoption in the USA / Jennifer Sinski ; Rabbits multiplying like rabbits : the rise in the worldwide popularity of rabbits as pets / Margo DeMello --
pt. III. To eat or to love? An appetite for dogs : consuming and loving them in Vietnam / Anthony L. Podberscek ; Human-canine relationships in China / Scott Hurley ; Attitudes to dogs in Taiwan : a case study / James A. Serpell and Yuying Hsu --
pt. IV. Companion animals as political fallout. Semi-stray dogs and graduated humanness : the political encounters of dogs and humans in Mexico / Iván Sandoval-Cervantes ; Polarized opinions and shared goals : feral cat management in an academic community in Kentucky / Rosanne Lorden ; Strong bonds : companion animals in post-tsunami Japan / Ross Mouer and Hazuki Kajiwara --
pt. V. The difference language makes. "I am a dog" : Orhan Pamuk and the mongrelization of fiction / Jeanne Dubino ; Human names as companion animal names in Poland / Michał Piotr Pręgowski ; Awareness can change a society : the link between animal abuse and domestic violence in the Netherlands / Marie-José Enders-Slegers, Theo Verheggen, and Jannes Eshuis --
pt. VI. Companion animals and leisure. Chats, cats and a cup of tea : a sociological analysis of the neko café phenomenon in Japan / Noriko Niijima ; Canine disc : America's best export product to Poland / Justyna Włodarczyk.
Responsibility: Michał Piotr Pręgowski, editor.

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