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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:   Print book : 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet M Alger; Steven F Alger
ISBN: 1566399971 9781566399975 156639998X 9781566399982
OCLC Number: 49704738
Description: xvi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface: Why an ethnography of a shelter? --
The myth of the solitary cat --
The world of Whiskers --
The human-cat connection --
The social bonds among the cats --
The feral cats and shelter solidarity --
Leaving the shelter community --
Culture and self in the domestic cat --
Animals in the future of sociology --
Afterword.
Series Title: Animals, culture, and society.
Responsibility: Janet M. Alger, Steven F. Alger.
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