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  1. Media, Mental Health and Man's Best Friend

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    | Contributor(s):: Suzanne Spinosa

    Using two media newspaper publications as a means of archival data, this paper proposed that the shift in perception of animals in mental health setting has changed over time. There is now data examining the role of animals in a human's well-being and the increased importance of an...

  2. Pit Bulls Today

    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Nation

    The motivation for this research paper is to shed a new light on the drastic effects negative stereotypes have on breeds that are deemed aggressive in the media and public’s eye. It’s important to understand the full scope of the situation in our society and the consequences that come...

  3. Ei haukku haavaa tee : esite koira-avusteisesta kasvatus- ja kuntoutustyöstä

    | Contributor(s):: Inka Kansi, Anni Kauppinen

    Koirien merkitystä ihmisten hyvinvoinnin kannalta on viime vuosina käsitelty tutkimuksissa ja mediassa laajasti. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tuottaa sosiaali-, terveys- ja kasvatusalojen ammattilaisille suunnattu esite yhteistyössä Koirat kasvatus- ja...

  4. Strong souls, gentle spirits

    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Iris Maureen Caffin

    The documentary Strong Souls, Gentle Spirits is a film that combines the aspects of truthful documentary filmmaking but also incorporates filmmaking techniques and the filmmaker's involvement common to traditional narrative films. The main theme of the documentary centers on overcoming...

  5. It's a Dog's Life

    | Contributor(s):: Stein, Joel, DeQuine, Jeanne, McDowell, Jeanne, van Dyk, Deirdre

  6. Performance Unleashed: Multispecies Stardom and Companion Animal Media

    | Contributor(s):: Wolf, Kelly Megan

  7. Racing into culture: A digital ethnographic study of the development of a culture of people who own retired racing greyhounds

    | Contributor(s):: Hunt, Julia C.

  8. Empathy and the power of virtual communities: Hannah Stonehouse Hudson at TEDxGullLake

    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Stonehouse Hudson

    Hannah, a photographer and writer based on the south shore of Lake Superior, knows what it means to go viral. She experienced how a single photo placed on Facebook could change her world overnight, waking up the next morning with media calls and inquiries from around the world. Hannah's...

  9. The representation of dogs as family in contemporary American documentary film

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Elizabeth Grace

    The American family dog is a social construct that blurs the ontological boundaries of nature/culture dualism and which contemporary American documentary filmmakers represent by employing alternate tropes of 'dog as human' and 'dog as animal.' In filmic and practical use, these...

  10. 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...

  11. When Police Dogs Attacked: Iconic News Photographs and Construction of History, Mythology, and Political Discourse

    | Contributor(s):: Spratt, Meg

  12. Portrayals of canine obesity in English-language newspapers and in leading veterinary journals, 2000-2009: implications for animal welfare organizations and veterinarians as public educators

    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M., Teows, L.

    In industrialized societies, more than 1 in 3 dogs and people currently qualify as overweight or obese. Experts in public health expect both these figures to rise. Although clinical treatment remains important, so are public perceptions and social norms. This article presents a thematic analysis...

  13. Dog ownership has unknown risks but known health benefits: we need evidence based policy

    | Contributor(s):: Orritt, R.

  14. 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...

  15. Canines in the Courtroom

    | Contributor(s):: Debra S. Hart-Cohen

    This article discusses the growing interest in using therapy dogs in courtrooms.

  16. By Helping a Girl Testify at a Rape Trial, a Dog Ignites a Legal Debate

    | Contributor(s):: William Glaberson

    Rosie, the first judicially approved courtroom dog in New York, strikes up debate over the lagality of having dogs present in the courtroom.

  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. Owning the problem: media portrayals of overweight dogs and the shared determinants of the health of human and companion animal populations

    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M.

  19. Sympathetic Reactions to the Bait Dog in a Film of Dog Fighting: The Influence of Personality and Gender

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, S. A., Gibbons, J. A., Short, S. D.

  20. A community approach to dog bite prevention: American Veterinary Medical Association Task Force on Canine Aggression and Human-Canine Interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Beaver, B. V., Baker, M. D., Gloster, R. C., Grant, W. A., Harris, J. M., Hart, B. J., Hattaway, D. H., Houston, T., Koschman, J. R., Lockwood, R., Rieck, D., Sacks, J. J., Strauss, W. S., Strother, J., Golab, G. C.

     Dog bites are a serious public health problem that inflicts considerable physical and emotional damage on victims and incurs immeasurable hidden costs to communities. Bites have been tolerated as a job-related hazard for utility and postal workers, but for many communities the problem...