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  1. Canine connections : fieldwork with a dog as research assistant

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Lane

    My research seeks out muted narratives that struggle to be heard in the contested city of Belfast. My dog is one of my ethnographic methods: dog-walking is rarely a direct journey from A to B and she can ‘authenticate’ my lingering presence in unfamiliar places; she is a gateway to...

  2. Keeper/orangutan interactions at Auckland Zoo: Communication, friendship, and ethics between species

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    | 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...

  3. What I Learned About Respect from Horses | Connie Crawford | TEDxBrownU

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    | Contributor(s):: Connie Crawford

    Connie Crawford is a lifelong horsewoman​. She practices Tom Dorrance’s approach to working with horses. Connie teaches and directs theatre at Brown University. She studied acting with Uta Hagen, Bobby Lewis and has performed in theaters across America. Connie connects across species. She...

  4. The Ethics of Interspecies Interactions

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    | 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...

  5. Empathy and Prosocial Behaviorists. Insights from Intra-and Inter-species Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria Elide Vanutelli, Michela Balconi

    It has been suggested that "sharing the same body" between the observer and the observed subject allows for a direct form of understanding and emotional attuning by a process of simulation. Then, what happens when we don't have the same body? The aim of the present paper is to...

  6. Dog and Cat Interactions in a Remote Aboriginal Community

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    | Contributor(s):: Brooke Kennedy, Wendy Y. Brown, Karl Vernes, Gerhard Kortner, James R.A. Butler

    This study examined dog and cat demographics, roaming behaviours, and interspecific interactions in a remote Aboriginal island community using multiple methods. Our results revealed temporal differences between the roaming behaviours of dogs, cats, and wildlife. Dogs showed crepuscular...

  7. Unleashing the Beast: Animals, Energy, and the Economy of Labor in Ottoman Egypt

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    | Contributor(s):: Alan Mikhail

    In the land-based agrarian world of early modern Ottoman Egypt, animal wealth, labor, and movement were the bases of social and economic life. Animals were the trucks, motors, cranes, heaters, and gas stations of this early modern society. Interspecies relations between humans and various...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Interspecific communication from people to horses (Equus ferus caballus) is influenced by different horsemanship training styles

    | Contributor(s):: Dorey, Nicole R., Conover, Alicia M., Udell, Monique A. R.

    The ability of many domesticated animals to follow human pointing gestures to locate hidden food has led to scientific debate on the relative importance of domestication and individual experience on the origins and development of this capacity. To further explorethis question we...

  14. General commentary: Rethinking the role of animals in human well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Oyama, Mark A., Serpell, James A.

  15. Homelessness and companion animals: More than just a pet?

    | Contributor(s):: Slatter, Jessica, Lloyd, Chris, King, Robert

    Purpose: Research identifies the value of animal companionship for people of various ages and with physical and mental health diagnoses. However, there is limited research into the value of animal companionship for the homeless population.Method: This exploratory study aimed to investigate the...

  16. Human-animal interactions, relationships and bonds: A review and analysis of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Hosey, Geoff, Melfi, Vicky

  17. A Model of Animal Selfhood: Expanding Interactionist Possibilities

    | Contributor(s):: Irvine, Leslie

    Interaction between people and companion animals provides the basis for a model of the self that does not depend on spoken language. Drawing on ethnographic research in an animal shelter as well as interviews and autoethnography, this article argues that interaction between people and animals...

  18. Animal Imagery in the Psychoanalytic World: Childhood, Pathology, and Culture

    | Contributor(s):: Stagner, Brian H.

  19. Brief Report: Don't Kiss a Sleeping Dog: The First Assessment of "The Blue Dog" Bite Prevention Program

    | Contributor(s):: Meints, Kerstin, de Keuster, Tiny

  20. Promises and pitfalls of hormone research in human-animal interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Uvnäs-Moberg, Kerstin, Handlin, Linda, Petersson, Maria