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The Resource Just a dog : understanding animal cruelty and ourselves, Arnold Arluke

Just a dog : understanding animal cruelty and ourselves, Arnold Arluke

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Just a dog : understanding animal cruelty and ourselves
Title
Just a dog
Title remainder
understanding animal cruelty and ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Arnold Arluke
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Language
eng
Summary
Psychiatrists define cruelty to animals as a psychological problem or personality disorder. Legally, animal cruelty is described by a list of behaviors. In Just a Dog, Arnold Arluke argues that our current constructs of animal cruelty are decontextualized--imposed without regard to the experience of the groups committing the act. Yet those who engage in animal cruelty have their own understandings of their actions and of themselves as actors. In this fascinating book, Arluke probes those understandings and reveals the surprising complexities of our relationships with animals. Just a Dog draws from interviews with more than 250 people, including humane agents who enforce cruelty laws, college students who tell stories of childhood abuse of animals, hoarders who chronically neglect the welfare of many animals, shelter workers who cope with the ethics of euthanizing animals, and public relations experts who use incidents of animal cruelty for fundraising purposes
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CCO
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Animals, culture, and society
Just a dog : understanding animal cruelty and ourselves, Arnold Arluke
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Just a dog : understanding animal cruelty and ourselves, Arnold Arluke
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1bw1k2h
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-215) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Agents: feigning authority -- Adolescents: appropriating adulthood -- Hoarders: shoring up self -- Shelter workers: finding authenticity -- Marketers: Celebrating community -- Cruelty is good to think
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Extent
1 online resource (viii, 221 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781592134731
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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