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Just a Dog Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves

Author: Arnold Arluke
Publisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] Temple University Press 2006
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Psychiatrists define cruelty to animals as a psychological problem or personality disorder. Legally, animal cruelty is described by a list of behaviors. In Just a Dog, Arnold Arluke argues that our current constructs of animal cruelty are decontextualized-imposed without regard to the experience of the groups committing the act. Yet those who engage in animal cruelty have their own understandings of their actions  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Arluke
ISBN: 9781592134717 1592134718
OCLC Number: 1004187345
Language Note: English
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 electronic resource (Seiten))
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: Just a Dog One- Agents: Feigning Authority Two- Adolescents: Appropriating Adulthood Three- Hoarders: Shoring Up Self Four- Shelter Workers: Finding Authenticity Five- Marketers: Celebrating Community Conclusion : Cruelty is Good to Think References Index

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Argues that animal cruelty must be understood in terms of social relationships, as actively used by social groups to achieve sought-after identities. The author situates cruelty in situations where  Read more...

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"Through courageous research Arluke set aside his judgment to explore how abusers see their behavior. He has given us a sociological understanding of animal abuse that recognizes the situational Read more...

 
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