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Cat culture : the social world of a cat shelter

Author: Janet M 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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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet M Alger
ISBN: 1566399971 9781566399975 156639998X 9781566399982
OCLC Number: 772653405
Description: Seiten cm.
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 and Steven F. Alger.

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