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  1. Animal-companion depictions in women's magazine advertising

    Via a content analysis of 1398 advertisements that include both people and pets and that appeared in women's magazines over a period of four decades, this study examines the changing roles played by companion animals and the changes in themes used in these advertisements. Considering both the...

  2. Can we live without a dog? Consumption life cycles in dog-owner relationships

    This article uses an observational study of dog ownership to explicate understanding of consumer behavior in the marketing of pet and pet-related products. A close examination of the relationship between dog and dog owner reveals more than metaphorical parallels in consumer behavior. Dog...

  3. Cat culture, human culture: an ethnographic study of a cat shelter

    This study explores the value of traditional ethnographic methods in sociology for the study of human-animal and animal-animal interactions and culture. Itargues that some measure of human-animal intersubjectivity is possible and that the method of participant observation is best suited to...

  4. Ethnic variations in pet attachment among students at an American school of veterinary medicine

    This study explores ethnic variations in animal companion ("pet") attachment among 133 students enrolled in a school of veterinary medicine. The 57 White and 76 African American participants completed surveys that included background information, several questions about their animal companions,...

  5. Owner-companion dog interactions: relationships between demographic variables, potentially problematic behaviours, training engagement and shared activities

    Journal Articles

    Many companion dogs occupy a privileged position in our society, living closely with human caretakers who go to great lengths to provide for their needs and desires. Others fare less well, being abandoned or killed, many because they are believed to exhibit behaviour problems. The aim in this...

  6. Understanding dog-human companionship

    Journal Articles

    This article reports a survey of 749 dog owners. The survey focuses on owners' interactions with their dogs. This research identifies seven underlying dimensions that comprise the construct of dog companionship. The dimensions include symbiotic relationship, dog-oriented self concept,...

  7. " A importância do vínculo para os donos de cães e gatos nas famílias portuguesas ".

    Theses

    Da interacção homem-animal resulta uma relação mútua originando benefícios na saúde física e mental de ambos. Este facto é cada vez mais reconhecido pelos donos de animais sendo uma das principais causas do aumento da...

  8. "A little Chanticleer" (sex in psychoanalysis: contributions to psychoanalysis

    Book Sections

  9. "A Super Wild Story": Shared Human-Pigeon Lives and the Questions They Beg

    Journal Articles

  10. "An Experiment on a Gigantic Scale": Darwin and the domestication of pigeons

    Book Sections

  11. "Between Us, Animals". Emotional Ties Between Humans and Other Animals

    Journal Articles

  12. "Blood will tell": producing people and horses in Newmarket, England

    Journal Articles

  13. "Calm or Chaos" : assessing the human-animal bond and its relationship in our lives.

    Theses

    The aim of this study was to assess the human-animal bond and investigate the benefits animals have on our lives. The sample consisted of 135 pet owners, of which 45 were males and 90 were females. Quantitative analysis was used as the research method for this study. The findings indicated that...

  14. "Cruelty": some thoughts concerning education

    Book Sections

  15. "Doubt Not an Affectionate Host": Cowper's Hares and the Hospitality of Eighteenth-Century Pet Keeping

    Journal Articles

  16. "Enfermedad de indio": sobre el principio patogénico de la alteridad y los modos de transformación en una cosmología amazónica

    Journal Articles

  17. "Forntidens vildar": Perspektiv på relationen mellan djur och människor i grottan Stora Förvar

    Theses

    The cave Stora Förvar, excavated in the end of the 19th century, yielded a vast archaeological assemblage, providing great insight into the stone-age occupation of Stora Karlsö, an island a few kilometers off the west coast of Gotland. The bones of around ten humans dating to the...

  18. "Fowle fowles"? The sacred pelican and the profane cormorant in early modern culture

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  19. "Hitched Horse, Milked Cow, Killed Pig": Pragmatic Stewardship and the Paradox of Human/Animal Relationships in Southern Ontario, 1900-1920

    Theses

    This thesis is an investigation of the relationship between Southern Ontario farmers and three different animal species raised on early twentieth century mixed family farms. Between 1900 and 1920, many non-rural Ontarians romanticized rural communities as harmonious and pastoral; a place where...

  20. "I fell in love with Carlos the meerkat" :engagement and detachment in human-animal relations

    Journal Articles