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  1. Animal-companion depictions in women's magazine advertising

    Contributor(s):: Patricia F. Kennedy, Mary G. McGarvey

    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

    Contributor(s):: Tony Ellson

    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

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    Contributor(s):: J. M Alger, S. F Alger

    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

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    Contributor(s):: S. E. Brown

    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

    | Contributor(s):: Pauleen Charmayne Bennett, Vanessa Ilse Rohlf

    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

    | Contributor(s):: Michael J. Dotson, Eva M. Hyatt

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

    | Contributor(s):: Rautio, Pauliina

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

    | Contributor(s):: Monika Bakke

  9. "Blood will tell": producing people and horses in Newmarket, England

    | Contributor(s):: Cassidy, Rebecca

  10. "Doubt Not an Affectionate Host": Cowper's Hares and the Hospitality of Eighteenth-Century Pet Keeping

    | Contributor(s):: Parker, Erin

  11. "Enfermedad de indio": sobre el principio patogénico de la alteridad y los modos de transformación en una cosmología amazónica

    | Contributor(s):: Barcelos Neto, Aristóteles

  12. "I fell in love with Carlos the meerkat" :engagement and detachment in human-animal relations

    | Contributor(s):: Candea, Matei

  13. "It's a conspiracy theory and climate change": Of beastly encounters and cervine disappearances in Himalayan India

    | Contributor(s):: Nayanika Mathur

    This paper traces the introduction of the category of climate change into the Indian Himalaya. Climate change emerged as an explanation for recurring incidences of human-animal conflict and the disappearance of a protected species through the labours of the local state bureaucracy. Even as the...

  14. "It's hard enough to control yourself; it's ridiculous to think you can control animals": competing views on "The bush" in contemporary Yukon

    | Contributor(s):: Easton, Norman Alexander

  15. "It's not that they sting you. It's that they don't sting you." Beekeepers and the Narrative Construction of Human-honeybee Relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Kate Marx

    There are seemingly endless accounts available of the bond that is often formed between humans and other mammals. Far less, however, has been written on interactions between humans and animals of more pronounced physiological difference to us, for example, insects. The purpose of this study was...

  16. "Lettura Martinetti": Le fonti dell'etica animale: tra scienza e senso comune

    | Contributor(s):: Pollo, Simone

  17. "Ooo ooo, aah aah" : people, bonobos, and mirrored projections at the zoo

    | Contributor(s):: Shanafelt, Robert

  18. "Sheep are your mother" : rhyta and the interspecies politics in the Neolithic of the eastern Adriatic

    | Contributor(s):: Mlekuž, Dimitrij

  19. "Smartest Horse in the U.S. Army."

    | Contributor(s):: Slovak, Marilyn L.

  20. "Strange things happen to non-Christian people" : human-animal transformation among the Iñupiat of arctic Alaska

    | Contributor(s):: Cassady, Joslyn