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Regarding Animals

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ISBN-10: 1566394414

ISBN-13: 9781566394413

Edition: 1996

Authors: Arnold Arluke, Clinton R. Sanders

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What is it about Western society, ask the authors, that makes it possible for people to express great affection for animals as sentient creatures and simultaneously turn a blind eye to the most callous behavior toward them? Animals are sold as expensive commodities, used as food and clothing, killed as vermin, and hunted for sport. But they also are treated as members of the family, used as the cause celebre of social movements, and made the subject of art, film, and poetry. Such contradictions motivate these unique ethnographers to venture into social worlds most people know about only in passing, such as veterinary clinics where companion animals are cared for, animal shelters where dogs…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 6/14/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction: Bringing Animals to the Center
The Human-Animal Tribe
The Human Point of View
Learning from Animals
Living with Contradiction
Speaking for Dogs
The Institutional Self of Shelter Workers
Systems of Meaning in Primate Labs
Boundary Work in Nazi Germany
The Sociozoologic Scale
Conclusion: Paradox and Change