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  1. Village Dogs in Coastal Mexico The Street as a Place to Belong

    Contributor(s):: Ruiz-Izaguirre, E., Hebinck, P., Eilers, K.

  2. Life as a Reflexive Project: The Logics of Ethical Veganism and Meat-Eating

    Contributor(s):: Presser, L., Schally, J. L., Vossler, C.

  3. Hiker Narratives of Living among Bears on the Appalachian Trail

    Contributor(s):: Marx, K.

  4. Citizens' and Farmers' Framing of 'Positive Animal Welfare' and the Implications for Framing Positive Welfare in Communication

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    | Contributor(s):: Belinda Vigors

    Human perception can depend on how an individual frames information in thought and how information is framed in communication. For example, framing something positively, instead of negatively, can change an individual’s response. This is of relevance to ‘positive animal...

  5. Tattoo Narratives: Insights Into Multispecies Kinship and Griefwork

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, Kristine

    This paper explores multispecies families and nonhuman kinship through the lens of tattoo narratives, namely those that accompany designs dedicated to a companion animal. Although some tattoos are purely aesthetic, many embody deep personal meanings. Humans use narrative as a tool to endow...

  6. Hellhounds and Helpful Ghost Dogs: Conflicting Perceptions of "Man's Best Friend" Encoded in Supernatural Narrative

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    | Contributor(s):: Kiersten Carr

    Black dogs are a type of spectral entity that, according to legend, have been haunting the British Isles for centuries. While the legends have many regional variations, the common feature remains a large black dog, often with eyes “large as saucers” or sometimes, flaming, who...

  7. 'He's my mate you see': a critical discourse analysis of the therapeutic role of companion animals in the social networks of people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness

    | Contributor(s):: Brooks, H., Rushton, K., Lovell, K., McNaughton, R., Rogers, A.

  8. Interspecies Parenting: How Pet Parents Construct Their Roles

    | Contributor(s):: Owens, Nicole, Grauerholz, Liz

  9. Written and spoken words: representations of animals and intimacy

    | Contributor(s):: Nickie, Charles

  10. Some Thoughts about Acquiring and Learning to Use a Dog Guide

    | Contributor(s):: Lambert, Robert M.

  11. The power of support from companion animals for people living with mental health problems: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the evidence

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    | Contributor(s):: Helen Louise Brooks, Kelly Rushton, Karina Lovell, Penny Bee, Lauren Walker, Laura Grant, Anne Rogers

    There is increasing recognition of the therapeutic function pets can play in relation to mental health. However, there has been no systematic review of the evidence related to the comprehensive role of companion animals and how pets might contribute to the work associated with managing a...

  12. The role of zoos and aquariums in education for a sustainable future

    | Contributor(s):: Jan Packer, Roy Ballantyne

    This chapter explores visitors' environmental learning in zoos and aquariums, inclusive of narrative accounts that demonstrate the impact of such experiences in the lives of visitors regarding the process and outcomes. 

  13. Burn after Reading: Animal Terrorism in Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One

    | Contributor(s):: Christopher Pizzino

    At present, the tradition of the animal fable remains strong in popular narrative even as the narrative arts, on the whole, remain marginal to the field of animal studies. Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One, Adam Hines’s 2010 graphic novel, sets a new course for the animal fable and...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Meeting and merging: painting animal/human encounters with medicine

    | Contributor(s):: Jo Voysey

    My work focuses on the expressive potential of medicinal remedies as a medium for painting. My exploration is concentrated on aspects of the human relationship to animals in captivity and stems from a relationship I had with a caged bear when I was living in Georgia, Eastern Europe in 2011. The...

  17. Barking at Heaven's Door: Pluto Mehra in the Hindi Film Dil Dhadakne Do

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    | Contributor(s):: Alessandra Consolaro

    In this article, I discuss the representation of pets in the 2015 commercial Hindi comedy-drama (commonly known as Bollywood) Dil Dhadakne Do (DDD), which translates to Let the Heart Beat; this is the first ever case of a Hindi movie having a dog as a narrator. For centuries, Indian...

  18. ‘I'd rather wear out than rust out’: autobiologies of ageing equestriennes

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah

  19. Narrative synthesis of equine‐assisted psychotherapy literature: Current knowledge and future research directions

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    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Ping‐Tzu, Dakin, Emily, McLure, Merinda

    Equine‐assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is an innovative emerging approach to mental health treatment. This narrative synthesis explores the current state of knowledge and areas for future research in EAP. Specifically reviewed are qualitative and quantitative empirical studies, including both...

  20. Narrative synthesis of equine-assisted psychotherapy literature: Current knowledge and future research directions

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Ping-Tzu, Dakin, Emily, McLure, Merinda