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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. " I'm told I'm famous on the internet" - Henri the cat and the critical possibility of anthropomorphism

    Journal Articles

  9. " Kindness to All Around": The Changing Ethics of Animal Treatment in the Middle-Class Household, 1820-1870

    Journal Articles

  10. "A gentle work horse would come in right handy": animals in Ozark agroecology

    Journal Articles

    Agricultural scientists now acknowledge the wisdom and practicality behind traditional (agro)ecological knowledge (TEK). Integration of TEK into contemporary organic agricultural systems is complicated, however, by the fact that agronomists, social scientists, and extension agents began...

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

    Book Sections

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

    Journal Articles

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

    Book Sections

  14. "An extension of me": handlers describe their experiences of working with bird dogs

    Journal Articles

    Studies describe the human-canine relationship as a long and complex one in which both parties have developed complementary physical skills and communication techniques. Current extensive exploration of the human-canine bond commonly examines the objective value of dogs to people, whether as...

  15. "Animals in film, a history of humanity"

    Journal Articles

  16. "Ape, man, apeman: Changing views since 1600." R. Corbey, et al, eds. Leiden, Leiden Univ, 1995, 408 pp [Book Review]

    Journal Articles

  17. "Autonomy and the Moral Status of Animals": Response

    Journal Articles

  18. "Bark parks" - a study on interdog aggression in a limited-control environment

    Journal Articles

    As limited-control dog parks become more popular, concerns arise about whether these parks encourage interdog aggression. Systematic observations made at 1 park in Indianapolis, USA over 72 h (between 1600 and 1830 h, 3-5 times a week) across 8 months (between March and November 2001) found that...

  19. "Before, he fought every day with the horse and with me": reducing violence in a Guatemalan community through a horse-handling program

    Journal Articles

    Community and family violence are endemic in Guatemala. We evaluated the effectiveness of a horse-handling program to reduce violent attitudes and aggressive behavior. Eighteen community members who worked with horses in their daily lives (16 men, 2 women, ages 15 to 58) participated in four...

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

    Journal Articles