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  1. Comment: Reflections on Meat-Eaters, Vegetarians, and Vampires

    | Contributor(s):: Sutton, David

    In his comment on the special issue, Consumer and Consumed, the author notes that while much anthropological reflection has been devoted to the cultural rules and functional systems surrounding meat-eating, the ethnography of meat-eating has been sadly neglected. This ethnography is needed in...

  2. WOOF: Rin Tin Tin and the Hero Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Amos St. Germain

    Susan Orlean’s recent book on the phenomenon of Rin Tin Tin has rekindled this author’s interest in “Rinty” and our fascination with animal heroes, particularly dogs. How does Rinty work as a hero? What does Rinty tell us about ourselves?

  3. Pig: a scholarly view

    | Contributor(s):: Donna Lee Brien, Adele Wessell

    In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the pigs infamously changed the law to read: “some animals are more equal than others” (108). From Charlotte’s Web to Babe, there are a plethora of contemporary cultural references, as well as expressions of their intelligence and worth,...

  4. Canine Companions and Helpers

    | Contributor(s):: McIntosh, Phyllis

    This feature article highlights dog breeds that are popular in the United States and explores the health benefits and services that dogs provide to people. The article also discusses dog shows and dogs in popular culture.

  5. Tamagotchi - a link between doll and animal. Virtual cemetries for cyber-creatures

    | Contributor(s):: Kamińska, Agnieszka

  6. Tierliebe und Tiertod. Kulturwissenschaftliche Betrachtungen zu einem verdrängten Alltagsbereich

    | Contributor(s):: Bellwald, Waltraut

  7. Why dance with wolves?

    | Contributor(s):: Dalla Bernardina, Sergio

  8. El gallo de pelea en el Perú

    | Contributor(s):: Cogorno Ventura, Carlos

  9. The Fall from Eden, critical theory, and the Teletubbies

    | Contributor(s):: Britt, Brian

  10. Holy bonsai wolves: Chihuahuas and the Paris Hilton syndrome

    | Contributor(s):: Redmalm, David

  11. Representations of laboratory animals in popular media forms

    | Contributor(s):: Alison Moore

    Attitudes to animals are in part formed through engagement with popular culture and therefore we should pay attention to the potential of this domain for shaping animal lives. But can popular culture really do anything for the ‘laboratory’ animal? This paper explores the persistent...

  12. The Master of Sunnybank: A Biography of Albert Payson Terhune (Book review)

    | Contributor(s):: Peterson, Theodore

  13. The Master of Sunnybank: A Biography of Albert Payson Terhune [book review]

    | Contributor(s):: Job, Kenneth A.

  14. Wonder dog

    | Contributor(s):: Bates, Stephen

  15. 19 Seiki Rondon Dobutsuen Ni Okeru Kagaku To Goraku No Kankei: Bunka No Taishuka To Reja No Shogyoka Ni Kansuru Ikkosatsu (Japanese)

    | Contributor(s):: Ito, Takashi

  16. Pet-Keeping in American Material Culture and Identity Formation

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    | Contributor(s):: Heather Frigiola

    Companion animals are a unique and complex part of American culture. They are frequently regarded as family members, yet legally they are considered property and are often obtained with an exchanged of money. As with other consumer goods, pets are culturally imbued with symbolism and are used by...

  17. The meanings of dogs and cats in US American culture based on cartoons, movies, and consumer goods

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    | Contributor(s):: Heather Frigiola

    The keeping of dogs and cats as household pets is prevalent throughout the United States. Individuals define and express their personal identities in part through customizing their personal repertoires of possessions, which includes pets. The actual symbolic meanings given to dogs and cats are...

  18. The fall from Eden, critical theory, and The Teletubbies

    | Contributor(s):: Britt, Brian

  19. An introduction to animals and visual culture

    | Contributor(s):: Malamud, Randy

  20. Regular rates of popular culture change reflect random copying

    | Contributor(s):: Bentley, R. Alexander, Lipo, Carl P., Herzog, Harold A., Hahn, Matthew W.