In the Company of Animals A Study of Human-Animal Relationships

ISBN-10: 0521577799

ISBN-13: 9780521577793

Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)

Authors: James Serpell

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When we elevate pets to the status of social companions, we undermine the distinction between human and non-human. Through an exploration of pet-keeping across history and between cultures, this study reassesses our relationships with animals.
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List price: $40.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/13/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

A Paradox
Of pigs and pets
The Case Against Pets
Substitutes for people
Instruments of follie
Pets in tribal societies
A cuckoo in the nest
An Alternative View
Pets as panacea
Health and friendship
Four-legged friends
Exploitation and Sympathy: A Conflict of Interests
The myth of human supremacy
Killer with a conscience
Licensed to kill
The fall from grace
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