A therapist's guide to treating grief after the loss of a pet: a three-tier model
Contributor(s):: Miller, T. A. K., Prout, M. F., Rourke, M., Lefkowitz, C., Boyer, B.
Grief after the death of a pet has been demonstrated to parallel grief after the death of a person, yet many people report feeling a lack of support from family, friends, and even therapy providers when experiencing pet bereavement (Archer & Winchester, 1994; Chur-Hansen, 2010; Gosse & Barnes,...
An Enannatum's inscription over brick: a new look over lions gardians of Mesopotamian doors
Contributor(s):: Battini, Laura
Animals and the limits of ethnography
Contributor(s):: Madden, R.
Is ethnography (as constituted in the social sciences) a reliable method with which to understand interspecies intersubjectivity? Can a method that has become a cornerstone approach to a qualitative understanding of humans for more than a century interrogate the social ties between humans and...
Attitudes of Australian and Turkish students of veterinary medicine toward nonhuman animals and their careers
Contributor(s):: Izmirli, S., Yigit, A., Phillips, C. J. C.
We examined attitudes toward nonhuman animal welfare and rights and career aspirations in Australian and Turkish veterinary students. A representative university was selected in each country, with 190 first- and third-year students sampled in each. Survey questions addressed attitudes toward...
Between food safety, ethics and fear, foundation for Anthropological Research on meat from cloned animals
Contributor(s):: Milliet, Jacqueline, Brisebarre, Anne-Marie
Between the domestic and the wild: Animal classifications in Indian thought
Contributor(s):: Moreau, Ronan
Can dogs alleviate the desolation created by having fewer children? An empirical study in the Japanese context
Contributor(s):: Kawata, Y.
Over the last several decades, in Japan, the young population (YP; less than 14 years old) has decreased whereas the number of registered dogs (RDs) has increased as a result of various socioeconomic factors. The total sum of YP and RD has remained virtually constant since the early 1990s. In...
Children and the death of pets
Contributor(s):: Schneider, S.
Choosing human flesh? A few medieval peculiarities and the debates of contemporary research
Contributor(s):: Vandenberg, Vincent
Companion animals in obituaries: an exploratory study
Contributor(s):: Wilson, C. C., Netting, F. E., Turner, D. C., Olsen, C. H.
Deconstructing the animal image: toward an anthropology of animals
Contributor(s):: Noske, B.
Natural science tends to reduce animals to parts, ignoring such characteristics as “inwardness,” ideas, and culture. The social sciences, such as sociology and anthropology, generally confine themselves to human subjects. Even those who study human-animal interactions tend to view...
Deer and snakes in the funeral mythology of the Iberian megalithic
Contributor(s):: Ramirez, Primitiva Bueno, Behrmann, Rodrigo de Balbin
Dog breed differences in visual communication with humans
Contributor(s):: Konno, A., Romero, T., Inoue-Murayama, M., Saito, A., Hasegawa, T.
Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) have developed a close relationship with humans through the process of domestication. In human-dog interactions, eye contact is a key element of relationship initiation and maintenance. Previous studies have suggested that canine ability to produce human-directed...
Early domestication and farming: what should we know or do for a better understanding?
Contributor(s):: Vigne, J. D.
This paper aims to identify a series of conceptual, strategic and technological challenges facing archaeozoology (and archaeobotany) in order to better understand when, where, how and why plant and animal domestication and farming developed during the last 12 000 years. Situated at the interface...
Evaluating the efficacy of equine therapy among at-risk youth: a meta-analysis
Contributor(s):: Wilkie, K. D., Germain, S., Theule, J.
The present meta-analysis examined the efficacy of equine therapy among an at-risk youth population. Seven studies quantitatively assessed the treatment effects following involvement in an equine therapy program. The random effects model was used to aggregate each study into an overall effect...
Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts
Contributor(s):: Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., Bennett, P.
This review examines the perceptual and behavioural influences that pet-attachment has on the ways in which owners view risk, appraise threat, and respond to environmental hazards. Understanding how human-companion animal relationships function in this context has profound implications for the...
Hediger revisited: how do zoo animals see us?
Contributor(s):: Hosey, G.
Contact with people, both familiar (e.g., caretakers) and unfamiliar (e.g., members of the public), is a significant part of the lives of nonhuman animals in zoos. The available empirical evidence shows that in many cases this contact represents a source of stress to the animals, although there...
How does dog-walking influence perceptions of health and wellbeing in healthy adults? A qualitative dog-walk-along study
Contributor(s):: Campbell, K., Smith, C. M., Tumilty, S., Cameron, C., Treharne, G. J.
The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of health and wellbeing related to dog-walking in healthy adults. Ten self-reported healthy adult dog-walkers took part in one dog-walk-along interview, and nine of the 10 participants also attended one follow-up participatory analysis session. All...