Keeper/orangutan interactions at Auckland Zoo: Communication, friendship, and ethics between species
| Contributor(s):: Alexandra Palmer
This thesis is aimed at addressing debates within and beyond anthropology pertaining to humans' relationships with nonhuman great apes. Employing a hybrid methodology derived from ethnoprimatology, I use a combination of historical, ethnographic, and ethological data to examine...
Considering the Canine: Human Discourses of Gender, Race, and Power in Interspecies Entanglements
| Contributor(s):: Meredith Helen Clark
This dissertation explores discourses in the contemporary United States surrounding the creation, coding, sterilization, and general keeping of canines in order to interrogate how sex, gender, race, class, sexuality, and species together serve biopolitical formations of social control,...
The Ethics of Interspecies Interactions
| Contributor(s):: Joel Bignell
The Ethics of Interspecies Interactions. This report is written to inquire as to whether there are certain circumstances when bestiality is morally permissible. There may be a point where an animal has a sufficiently high degree of freedom and intelligence, among other things, to qualify as a...
Governing Pet Love: 'Crazy Cat Ladies,' Cultural Discourse, and the Spatial Logics of Inter-Species Intimacies
| Contributor(s):: William L. McKeithen
Pet animals in the United States have been increasingly incorporated into relationships and spaces of intimacy. As a result, an intense set of discourses has emerged to delineate and govern what modes of interspecies intimacy are `normal' or `inappropriate.' The widely known stereotype of...
Carrots and sticks: a discourse on interspecies partnership and culture in dog sport
| Contributor(s):: Candice Reynolds
Dogs are not only good to think but good to live and become with. In this study I explored the overarching concerns of interspecific relations among “schutzhund people”: an emerging multispecies sub-culture in South Africa pertaining to a German dog sport called schutzhund. Four...
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...
Predicting the attachment bonds between people and their pets
| Contributor(s):: Yeagley, Christina B.
An evaluation of pet owners' attachment style and the human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Pezzini, Elena
Psychosocial-behavioral experiences of human-animal interactions for 18- to 25-year-old young adults
| Contributor(s):: London-Nunez, Bertresh A. M.
Examining the effects of human-animal interaction on individuals with developmental disabilities
| Contributor(s):: Feinstein, Jennie Dapice
Healing partners: The integration of a therapy animal in feminist family therapy
| Contributor(s):: Rogers, Teresa
This qualitative Delphi study explored the impact that a therapy animal may have when integrated into a therapy setting with couples and families. Specifically, this study's goal was to understand how the inclusion of a therapy animal impacts the feminist family therapist's ability to develop a...
The Ride: Equine Influence and Inter-species Performance
| Contributor(s):: Kimber Sider
The question of animals and performance defines the crossroads of the academic fields of Critical Animals Studies and Performance Studies, giving rise to the proposition of inter-species performance. But are all performances that integrate animals into the production inter-species? Or are there...
Interspecific attachment: social bonds between humans and their 'best friends'
| Contributor(s):: Morag G. Ryan
Attachment refers to an individual seeking and maintaining close proximity to another individual. Although, relatively few studies have examined attachment in an interspecific context the human-dog bond has recently gained a great deal of attention, as this relationship has been subjected to...
Animal assisted therapy: A treatment protocol for individual therapy utilizing a therapy dog for children exposed to complex trauma through abuse and/or neglect
| Contributor(s):: Zillmer, Emily J.
Mutualistic interspecific communication: Development and maintenance in hobby sheep herding
| Contributor(s):: Kostan, Karen Marie
Pet dog ownership in families of children with autism: Children's social skills and attachment to their dogs
| Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Gretchen K.
The influence of a companion animal's presence on aspects of the therapeutic alliance
| Contributor(s):: Goldmann, Kara M.
The role of human-animal interaction in promoting positive youth development: Toward theory-based measurement and application
| Contributor(s):: Mueller, Megan Kiely
Becoming and being an animal communicator: A phenomenological study
| Contributor(s):: Vittitoe, Barbara Jo
Interspecies encounters: An ethnography of a veterinary hospital
| Contributor(s):: Atwood-Harvey, Dana Renee
There were three broad reasons for this research. The larger goal was to continue to advance the incorporation of 'other' animals and the rest of nature in general in sociological theory and research. The second was to suggest to those who have incorporated 'other' animals into...