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  1. The Role of Man's Best Friend: Assessing the Cultural Liminality of the Canis Lupus Familiars and Its Influence on Human Societies

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    | 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...

  2. Animal people

    | Contributor(s):: Meghan Ann Brown, Debra Marquart (adviser)

    Imagine you’re at the zoo, standing in front of an enclosure that contains a magnificent lion. You gaze into his lantern-yellow eyes and he stares back at you. What do you see? If you’re like most people, your answer may be simply, a lion. You may be humbled in the presence of a...

  3. Unzoo: creating conservational conscience - a progressive development scheme for Johannesburg Zoo

    | Contributor(s):: Bronwyn Anne Allcock

    Humans and animals have a diverse and complex set of relationships but their inextricable narratives of development leave them interdependent. By understanding the human fascination with other living beings, in conjunction with our responsibility of preserving the planet, the importance of...

  4. 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...

  5. For Death is But a Passing Phase of Life: Riding The Grief Waves Resulting From The Death of Pet and Human Loss Within a Culturally Fluid World

    | Contributor(s):: Yoshiko Nonaka

    We, as living beings, all cross paths with death of others and of ourselves, as well as the grief that follows. However, people in many cultures and societies are often discouraged from talking about death and dying. Death and grief as a result of it happen in response to not only human loss, but...

  6. Příroda a kultura u malých sibiřských národů

    | Contributor(s):: Martina Nováková

    Cílem předkládané práce je jednak v obecné rovině představit téma přírody a kultury v perspektivě sociální a kulturní antropologie a jednak zachytit tuto problematiku v konkrétním prostředí...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Nós e os outros humanos, os animais de estimação

    | Contributor(s):: Jean Segata

    A humanização dos animais, especialmente aqueles de estimação, é tema corrente em nossos dias. Ela é motivo de reportagens, debates envolvendo economistas, psicólogos, juristas, médicos, religiosos, filósofos ou antropólogos,...

  11. Beasts on Fields. Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Nature-Culture Borderlands

    | Contributor(s):: Tino Johansson

    Human-wildlife conflicts are today an integral part of the rural development discourse. In this research, the main focus is on the spatial explanation which is not a very common approach in the reviewed literature. My research hypothesis is based on the assumption that human-wildlife conflicts...

  12. 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...

  13. I naturens teater: Kultur- och miljösociologiska analyser av naturhistoriska utställningar och filmer

    | Contributor(s):: Anna Samuelsson

    This thesis is a study of constructions of reality in visual and textual representations in current exhibitions in the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm with comparisons to the Natural History Museum in Gothenburg and minor excursions to other museums. The study also includes seven...

  14. The Evolution of Animals through Domestication and other Human Relationships: An Animal-Centered Approach

    | Contributor(s):: Steven Michael Ammerman

    As a component of the environment themselves, humans maintain a mutualistic modifying process with that environment. The interaction between humans and animals has led to different categories of relationships—commensal animals, tame animals, domesticated animals, and feral animals. In the...

  15. Human-animal : explorations at the hyphen

    | Contributor(s):: Alethea A. Lai

    This research project aims to explore one aspect of the culture/nature dualism, that of human/animal. It will not be possible to explore this dualism without simultaneously exploring woman/man, self/other, public/private, and the list goes on, for to unravel one dualism is to begin to unravel...

  16. 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...

  17. How has the domestication of dogs impacted native North American culture and way of life?

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    | 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...

  18. Bullfighting: At What Cost should Culture be Preserved?

    | Contributor(s):: Olivia Larene Read

    When one hears the word “bullfight” it is nearly impossible not to instantly connect the idea with Spain. Bullfighting has been a large part of the Spanish culture for hundreds of years and continues to play a role in the culture today. However, in more recent years,...

  19. Brute compassion: The ambivalent growth of sympathy for animals in English literature and culture, 1671--1831

    | Contributor(s):: Van de Merghel, Genevieve

  20. Racing into culture: A digital ethnographic study of the development of a culture of people who own retired racing greyhounds

    | Contributor(s):: Hunt, Julia C.