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  1. Book Review: Animal Assisted Play Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: A. Matamonasa-Bennett

    Animal Assisted Play Therapy represents a collaborative effort by two noted practitioners in the field of Animal Assisted Interventions - Rise Van Fleet, Ph.D. a licensed psychologist and canine behavior consultant with over 45 years of experience and co-founder off the International Institute...

  2. Book Review: "Men and Their Dogs: A New Understanding of Man's Best Friend"

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    | Contributor(s):: A. Matamonasa-Bennett

    This volume is co-edited by Chris Blazina whose previous work, "When Man Meets Dog: What a difference a dog makes" (2016), was reviewed in this column last year and Lori Kogan. This fifteen chapter volume represents scholarly literature and research studies which explore the complex...

  3. Book Review:"When Man Meets Dog: What a difference a dog makes"

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    | Contributor(s):: A. Matamonasa-Bennett

    Poet Robert Frost is quoted as saying, "No tears for the writer, no tears for the reader (Hopkins, 1960)." The emotional stories of canine-human relationships shared by Chris Blazina in "When Man Meets Dog" provide ample evidence of this concept in tears shared by both. In...

  4. Book Review:"The Practice of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy: An innovative modality for facilitating mental wellness"

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    | Contributor(s):: A. Matamonasa-Bennett

    This sixteen chapter book details the experiences of the author whose primary therapeutic practice incorporates dogs in a clinical setting with children, adolescents, adults, and families. It is an introductory book written in a relaxed and accessible style with a number of case examples and...

  5. Special Book Review: Literature and the Art of Being Human"Unsaid" a novel by Neil Abramson (2012)

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    | Contributor(s):: A. Matamonasa-Bennett

    In this journal's book review column, I have mostly reviewed recent scholarly books pertaining to the human-animal bond and the research and practice of animal assisted therapies. This review, however, represents a special departure from those types of books, focusing on the power of...

  6. Book Review: "Harnessing the Power of Equine Assisting Counseling: Adding Animal Assisted Therapy to Your Practice" (2012)

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    | Contributor(s):: A. Matamonasa-Bennett

    This edited volume, published by Routledge in 2012, is written for mental health professionals who are interested in incorporating equine assisted counseling techniques into their practice modalities. Trotter collected a wide range of essays†from†counselors working with horses in...

  7. Book Review: "Attachment to pets: An integrative view of human-animal relationships for therapeutic practice" (2013)

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    | Contributor(s):: A. Matamonasa-Bennett

    In the past, collaborations between biologists and psychologists have yielded groundbreaking developments for both fields. This work represents a sophisticated collaboration and integration of knowledge by noted scholars in these fields that holds promise to advance research and understanding...

  8. Book Review: "How Animals Affect Us: Examining the Influence of Human-Animal Interaction on Child Development and Human Health." (2011)

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    | Contributor(s):: A. Matamonasa-Bennett

    The timing of the publication and review of this edited volume in the inaugural addition of the HAI Bulletin could not have been more fortuitous. Similar to the goals of this publication -- to advance the science and field of human-animal interaction (HAI) -- this volume provides those...

  9. Book Review: "Rewinding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence"

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    | Contributor(s):: A. Matamonasa-Bennett

    I met author Marc Bekoff and had the opportunity to hear his plenary address at the Minding Animals Conference in 2012 in the Netherlands. This reviewed work was in progress at that time and I was struck by the number of times he used the term paradigm shift in his address. Bekoff is a prolific...

  10. City of Beasts: How Animals Shaped Georgian London. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019. xviii + 310pp. 34 figures. Bibliography. £25.00 hbk. £30.00 ebk

    | Contributor(s):: Taverner, Charlie

    Farm animals populate the next two sections: the cows and pigs reared within the built-up area, and the cattle and sheep driven into the heart of the city to be slaughtered. A recurrent theme of the book is the way in which urban growth actually increased interactions between animals and humans...

  11. A THEORY OF 'ANIMAL BORDERS': Thoughts and Practices toward Non-human Animals among the G|ui Hunter-Gatherers

    | Contributor(s):: Sugawara, Kazuyoshi

  12. Nature, Culture, and Society: Anthropological Perspectives on Life

    | Contributor(s):: Moyer, Eileen

  13. The Effects of Receiving Animal Assisted Therapy on the Self-Efficacy and Reading Fluency of Struggling Readers

    | Contributor(s):: Lisa M. Smith

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of using animal-assisted therapy on the self-efficacy and reading fluency of struggling readers. The measurement tool used was Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning Skills (DIBELS) and the Elementary Reading Attitude Survey. This study...

  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. Apr 11 2017

    Dogs in Southern African Literatures

    Call for papers: Dogs –once you start looking for them – appear pervasively in the literatures of Southern Africa.  Sometimes they are central characters (as in Jock of the...

  16. Putting on the Dog: On the Trail of Man's Best Friend as Seen Through the Middle English Dictionary Online and the Middle English Canon

    | Contributor(s):: Peter Goodrich

    In recent years, a rich literature has arisen around the topic of animals in the European Middle Ages. Many pages of these studies are devoted to the domestic dog, which, along with its undomesticated counterparts the wolf and the fox, figures with particular prominence in the narrative literary...

  17. Pets in the Middle Ages: Evidence from Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

    | Contributor(s):: Kristen M. Figg

    When trying to gather reliable information about animals as pets in the Middle Ages, modern scholars immediately come up against a major cultural barrier. As Klaus Weimann points out in his preface to the volume Middle English Animal Literature, medieval people “lived … in close...

  18. The effects of audiobooks on the behaviour of dogs at a rehoming kennels

    | Contributor(s):: Brayley, Clarissa, Montrose, V. Tamara

    Domestic dogs are often kept in kennelled environments. These may be stressful, and impact negatively upon welfare, due to unpredictable variations in space, social interaction and noise. Auditory stimulation such as music has been demonstrated to enhance animal welfare in a range of species,...

  19. Do cavies talk? The effect of anthropomorphic picture books on children's knowledge about animals

    | Contributor(s):: Patricia A. Ganea, Caitlin F. Canfield, Kadria Simons-Ghafari, Tommy Chou

    Many books for young children present animals in fantastical and unrealistic ways, such as wearing clothes, talking and engaging in human-like activities. This research examined whether anthropomorphism in children's books affects children's learning and conceptions of animals, by...

  20. Here, Ansel! Sit, Avedon!

    | Contributor(s):: Green, Penelope