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  1. A THEORY OF 'ANIMAL BORDERS': Thoughts and Practices toward Non-human Animals among the G|ui Hunter-Gatherers

    Contributor(s):: Sugawara, Kazuyoshi

  2. Nature, Culture, and Society: Anthropological Perspectives on Life

    Contributor(s):: Moyer, Eileen

  3. The Effects of Receiving Animal Assisted Therapy on the Self-Efficacy and Reading Fluency of Struggling Readers

    Contributor(s):: Lisa M. Smith

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of using animal-assisted therapy on the self-efficacy and reading fluency of struggling readers. The measurement tool used was Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning Skills (DIBELS) and the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey. This study...

  4. A canine-centric critique of selected dog narratives.

    Contributor(s):: Donelle Gadenne

    In this thesis I perform a canine-centric reading, within the theoretical frame of Critical Animal Studies, of nine ‘dog narratives’ from the last three decades – that is, novels in which dogs and human-canine relationships are central to the story. While the novels differ from...

  5. Apr 11 2017

    Dogs in Southern African Literatures

    Call for papers: Dogs –once you start looking for them – appear pervasively in the literatures of Southern Africa.  Sometimes they are central characters (as in Jock of the...

  6. Putting on the Dog: On the Trail of Man's Best Friend as Seen Through the Middle English Dictionary Online and the Middle English Canon

    Contributor(s):: Peter Goodrich

    In recent years, a rich literature has arisen around the topic of animals in the European Middle Ages. Many pages of these studies are devoted to the domestic dog, which, along with its undomesticated counterparts the wolf and the fox, figures with particular prominence in the narrative literary...

  7. Pets in the Middle Ages: Evidence from Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

    Contributor(s):: Kristen M. Figg

    When trying to gather reliable information about animals as pets in the Middle Ages, modern scholars immediately come up against a major cultural barrier. As Klaus Weimann points out in his preface to the volume Middle English Animal Literature, medieval people “lived … in close...

  8. Do cavies talk? The effect of anthropomorphic picture books on children's knowledge about animals

    Contributor(s):: Patricia A. Ganea, Caitlin F. Canfield, Kadria Simons-Ghafari, Tommy Chou

    Many books for young children present animals in fantastical and unrealistic ways, such as wearing clothes, talking and engaging in human-like activities. This research examined whether anthropomorphism in children's books affects children's learning and conceptions of animals, by...

  9. Here, Ansel! Sit, Avedon!

    | Contributor(s):: Green, Penelope

  10. WOOF: Rin Tin Tin and the Hero Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Amos St. Germain

    Susan Orlean’s recent book on the phenomenon of Rin Tin Tin has rekindled this author’s interest in “Rinty” and our fascination with animal heroes, particularly dogs. How does Rinty work as a hero? What does Rinty tell us about ourselves?

  11. How science fiction helps us reimagine our moral relations with animals

    | Contributor(s):: Clements, J.

    Science fiction has often been at the forefront of popular renderings and exploration of various "subaltern" groups, including that of nonhuman animals. I argue that science fiction's freedom from the boundaries of what is currently possible allows writers such as Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells,...

  12. Consumer health information for pet owners

    | Contributor(s):: Murphy, Sarah Anne

  13. Peter Sand√łe, Stine B. Christiansen: Ethics of Animal Use [book review]

    | Contributor(s):: McElwain, Gregory S.

  14. The Human/Research Animal Relationship

    | Contributor(s):: den Hamer, Lisa F.

  15. PAWSitive Reading- Dogs, Books and Kids: Linda Klein at TEDxAnchorage

    Kids learn to read by doing it. Learn how a partnership between Midnight Sun Service Dogs and Anchorage Public Library provides a positive reading experience that isespecially beneficial for struggling, emerging, and reluctant readers. PAWSitive Reading provides a childfriendly atmosphere that...

  16. April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

  17. New Call for Proposals, "Urban Roaming Animals: Global Problem, Global Solutions"

    Forum › general-discussion › new-initiatives--projects

    The Global Urban Studies Program at Michigan State University has released a call for proposals for chapters in an upcoming book on the implications of roaming animals in major cities. Chapter...

  18. 'He Always Went With Us Into the Fight' [book review]

    | Contributor(s):: Cozzens, Peter

  19. A Dog's History of America [book review]

    | Contributor(s):: Kelman, Ari

  20. A History of Dogs in the Early Americas (Book Review)

    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, E. N.