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The Role of Man's Best Friend: Assessing the Cultural Liminality of the Canis Lupus Familiars and Its Influence on Human Societies
| 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Local knowledge held by farmers in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) about the use of plants to maintain and improve animal health and welfare
| Contributor(s):: Vogl, C. R., Vogl-Lukasser, B., Walkenhorst, M.
Background: The sustainable management of animal health and welfare is of increasing importance to consumers and a key topic in the organic farming movement. Few systematic studies have been undertaken investigating farmers' local knowledge related to this issue. Ethnoveterinary medicine (EVM) is...
Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species
| Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.
This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental shift...
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...
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...
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...
Animal Companionship and Ethnic Diversity
| Contributor(s):: Ankita Sejra, Hita Bavishi, Rishabh Shah, Samira Behrooz, Julie M. Fagan
The study of human-animal interactions and relationships is an extremely interesting topic. For a long time these relationships have been greatly prized among people such that they have accepted the animals as a part of their lives. In the United States, certain groups of people have accepted...
How has the domestication of dogs impacted native North American culture and way of life?
| Contributor(s):: Mikaela E. Reisman
Dogs, as the only domestic mammal in North America, were a part of the life and culture of the people who migrated to the Americas from Eurasia. Originally domesticated from Eurasian wolves, the uses of dogs expanded once the Native American ancestors spread throughout the continents. I...
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...
The vulture in the sky and the hominin on the land: three million years of human-vulture interaction
| Contributor(s):: Morelli, F., Kubicka, A. M., Tryjanowski, P., Nelson, E.
Vultures and humans have been sympatric for millions of years and evidence from the archaeological and historical records suggests interdependence over long periods. Like other species, early hominins probably used these birds to locate carcasses in the landscape. With the evolution of...
Ancient camelids in the Old World - between Arabia and Europe
| Contributor(s):: Mashkour, M., Beech, M.
This special issue contains topics on the history, use and value of camels in different areas of the world, including Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Romania, Hungary and Serbia.
A Translocal Perspective: Mustang Images in the Cultural, Economic and Political Landscape
| Contributor(s):: Karen Dalke
Translocal spaces are created out of the process of globalization whereby interventions such as electronic media and migration radically change social relations and breakdown the isomorphism of space, place, and culture . This approach is useful in examining the controversy surrounding the...
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...
Walking the dog: explorations and negotiations of species differences
| Contributor(s):: Erika Cudworth
For Donna Haraway, everyday lives, experiences and observations of other species are crucial in helping us theorize animals. She insists that humans and dogs are both companion species, constituted in relation: ‚in those knots with actual animals and people looking back at each other‛. 2...