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  1. The Role of Man's Best Friend: Assessing the Cultural Liminality of the Canis Lupus Familiars and Its Influence on Human Societies

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    | Contributor(s):: Julianne L. D'Amico

    This project combines history and folklore to illuminate the concept of liminality and the human-dog relationship as it has evolved since the species domestication. The lore highlights the permanent liminality of the dog, the use of the species as remedies in Folk Medicine, and the dog's...

  2. Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

    | Contributor(s):: Cori Bussolari, Janice Habarth, Satoko Kimpara, Rachel Katz, France Carlos, Amy Chow, Hisao Osada, Yukiko Osada, Betty J. Carmack, Nigel P. Field, Wendy Packman

  3. Geographically Apart, Attitudinally Very Close: A Comparison of Attitudes toward Animals between Romania and Mexico City

    | Contributor(s):: Alina S. Rusu, Denisa Pop, Dennis C. Turner

    Among other regions, Romania and Mexico (particularly Mexico City) are often cited as problematic areas in surveys and reports on the growing population of stray animals in urban areas. The aim of our study was to adapt for Romanian and Spanish languages usage of an instrument that includes...

  4. From the Editor – Welcome to the first issue of Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin!

    | Contributor(s):: Lori Kogan

    Human Animal Interaction: Research & Practice Section of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association is proud to announce this exciting new venue for the scientific study of human-animal interactions. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin...

  5. Interação humano-cão: o social constituído pela relação interespécie

    | Contributor(s):: Ceres Berger Faraco

    A presente tese consiste de estudos na área da Psicologia, abordando o sistema social na lnteração Humano-Cão. Defende-se que ha uma sociedade particular constituída por humanos e cães e que a teoria sobre o social de Humberto Maturana nos oferece apoio...

  6. Unzoo: creating conservational conscience - a progressive development scheme for Johannesburg Zoo

    | Contributor(s):: Bronwyn Anne Allcock

    Humans and animals have a diverse and complex set of relationships but their inextricable narratives of development leave them interdependent. By understanding the human fascination with other living beings, in conjunction with our responsibility of preserving the planet, the importance of...

  7. Companion animals as being-objects: the role of the self/other binary in the human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Kelly Reed

    This research project is an investigation into the human-dog bond and the practice of pet adoption and pet surrender at the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control Center. The human-dog bond is an excellent vehicle for an investigation into how we create categories of other because it is a highly...

  8. Deer and identity in medieval Ireland

    | Contributor(s):: Fiona Beglane

    The concept that identity is inextricably linked with places, landscapes and objects has become familiar in archaeology (Thomas 1998, 80, 90; Bradley 2000, 155-61; O'Keeffe 2001). It is only recently however that this idea has been extended to animals and their interaction with human society...

  9. Investigating human/animal relations in science, culture and work

    | Contributor(s):: Tora Holmberg

    How can we make sense of the ambiguous and historically shifting characteristics of human/animal relations? How can these relations be analysed in terms of power and hierarchies intersecting with gender, race, class and nationality?  This collection of essays, derived from a Nordic workshop...

  10. Exploring the animal turn: Human-animal relations in science, society and culture

    | Contributor(s):: Erika Andersson Cederholm, Amelie Björck, Kristina Jennbert, Ann-Sofie Lönngren

    Animals' omnipresence in human society makes them both close to and ye tremarkably distant from humans. Human and animal lives have always been entangled, but the way we see and practice the relationships between humans and animals - as close, intertwined, or clearly separate - varies from...

  11. Mixed Human-Animal Representations in Palaeolithic Art:An Anthropological Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Enrico Comba

    Palaeolithic art, particularly cave art, is largely dominated by animal representations, described in a remarkable naturalistic and detailed style. This has led to an interpretation of this art as simply a description of the “natural” environment surrounding prehistoric...

  12. For Death is But a Passing Phase of Life: Riding The Grief Waves Resulting From The Death of Pet and Human Loss Within a Culturally Fluid World

    | Contributor(s):: Yoshiko Nonaka

    We, as living beings, all cross paths with death of others and of ourselves, as well as the grief that follows. However, people in many cultures and societies are often discouraged from talking about death and dying. Death and grief as a result of it happen in response to not only human loss, but...

  13. Příroda a kultura u malých sibiřských národů

    | Contributor(s):: Martina Nováková

    Cílem předkládané práce je jednak v obecné rovině představit téma přírody a kultury v perspektivě sociální a kulturní antropologie a jednak zachytit tuto problematiku v konkrétním prostředí...

  14. Where the Wild Horses Roam: The Cross-Cultural Debate over the Fate of Wild Horses on Yakama Tribal Lands

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Smith

    The horse has been recognized as an integral part of the Yakama people‘s culture for the better part of the last two centuries. However, in recent decades, the wild horse population on Yakama tribal lands has significantly increased, leading to a polarizing debate over their management. The...

  15. The human horse: equine husbandry, anthropomorphic hierarchies, and daily life in Lower Saxony, 1550-1735

    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Eisemann

    This dissertation examines how human-animal relationships were formed through daily equine trade networks in early modern Germany. As reflections of human cultural values and experiences, these relationships had a significant impact in early modern Braunschweig-Lüneburg both on the practice...

  16. Humanos e não-humanos: o aprendizado de novas sensibilidades e responsabilidades em nossas relações de estimação

    | Contributor(s):: Luciana de Sant'Anna Dall'Agnol

    A educação e a cultura são processos inerentes e transformadores um ao outro, fazendo com que as mudanças em nossa sociedade exijam uma contínua renovação de conhecimentos e (re) adaptação a um mundo em constante...

  17. Nós e os outros humanos, os animais de estimação

    | Contributor(s):: Jean Segata

    A humanização dos animais, especialmente aqueles de estimação, é tema corrente em nossos dias. Ela é motivo de reportagens, debates envolvendo economistas, psicólogos, juristas, médicos, religiosos, filósofos ou antropólogos,...

  18. Beasts on Fields. Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Nature-Culture Borderlands

    | Contributor(s):: Tino Johansson

    Human-wildlife conflicts are today an integral part of the rural development discourse. In this research, the main focus is on the spatial explanation which is not a very common approach in the reviewed literature. My research hypothesis is based on the assumption that human-wildlife conflicts...

  19. Its a Dog's Life: Contemplating the Human-Animal Relationship through Dog Adoption Narratives

    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Silvestrini

    Dog adoption is a popular way for people to find pets in the United States. With dog adoption comes dog adoption narratives, ideologically about the dog, told by humans for humans. Dog adoption narratives, a genre of personal experience narrative, enact a series of formalized conventions that...

  20. The Evolution of Animals through Domestication and other Human Relationships: An Animal-Centered Approach

    | Contributor(s):: Steven Michael Ammerman

    As a component of the environment themselves, humans maintain a mutualistic modifying process with that environment. The interaction between humans and animals has led to different categories of relationships—commensal animals, tame animals, domesticated animals, and feral animals. In the...