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

Author: Michał Piotr Pręgowski
Publisher: New York : Springer Science and Business Media : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
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This book is an interdisciplinary collection shedding light on human-animal relationships and interactions around the world. The book offers a predominantly empirical look at social and cultural practices related to companion animals in Mexico, Poland, the Netherlands, Japan, China and Taiwan, Vietnam, USA, and Turkey among others. It focuses on how dogs, cats, rabbits and members of other species are perceived and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michał Piotr Pręgowski
ISBN: 9781137595720 1137595728 113759571X 9781137595713
OCLC Number: 958650943
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Dedication ; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Contributors with Short Bios; List of Figures ; List of Tables; Introduction; References; Part I: Conceptualizing Our Relationships with Animals; Companion Animals and Nuisance Species: Adventures in the Exotic, the Wild, the Illegal, and Cross-Cultural Comfort Zones; Reigning Cats and Dogs?; Factors That Make Animals into Companions; Legal Principles and Practicalities; Conclusion; References; Anthrozoology in the Netherlands: Connecting Science and Practice; Introduction; A Brief History of Anthrozoology. How the Netherlands Got Involved InternationallyThe Professional Field in the Netherlands; AAIZOO, the National Umbrella; Connecting the Dots: The Foundation of IVA; References; Bringing the Beast Back In: The Rehabilitation of Pet Keeping in Soviet Russia; From Sentiment to Utility: The Development of Soviet Sobakavodstvo; "Members of the Family": Constructing Canine Fidelity and the Rewards of Post-War Dog Ownership; Heroes, Patriots, and Strays: The Public Face of the Private Pet; Conclusions; References; Part 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 AnimalsCultural and Individual Differences in Perception of Animals; Effect of Size and Color on Canine and Feline Personality Attribution; Influencing Perception and Adoptability of Homeless Companion Animals; Conclusions; Note; References; "A Cat-Sized Hole in My Heart": Public Perceptions of Companion Animal Adoption in the USA; Introduction; Problem Statement; Theoretical Framework; Methodology; Results; Reasons for Adoption: Internalizing the Message-Adopt, Don't Shop. Perceptions of Differences between Organizational TypesDifferences in Perceptions of Shelter by Class; Adoption Acceptance, Rejection and Their Influence on the Approval of Self; Discussion; Conclusion; References; Rabbits Multiplying Like Rabbits: The Rise in the Worldwide Popularity of Rabbits as Pets; Introduction; The House Rabbit Movement; Challenges of Living with Rabbits; Rabbits Around the World; The UK and Continental Europe; Asia; Australia; Conclusion; Notes; References; Part III: To Eat or to Love?; An Appetite for Dogs: Consuming and Loving Them in Vietnam; Methods; Survey Design. Procedure and ParticipantsCountry Specifics; Results; Dogs as Food; Historical Notes; Who Eats Dogs and When; Types and Numbers of Dogs Eaten; Rearing and Supply of Dogs; Dogs as Pets/Companion Animals; Survey of People's Attitudes to Keeping and Consuming Dogs; Attitudes to the Uses of Dogs; Attitudes to Banning the Eating of Certain Animal Species; Discussion; Attitudes to the Uses of Dogs; Attitudes to Banning the Eating of Certain Animal Species; Limitations; Notes; References; Human-Canine Relationships in China; Introduction; Origins; Dogs as Food; The Dog as Symbol.
Responsibility: Michał Piotr Pręgowski, editor.

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