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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

Label
Just a dog : understanding animal cruelty and ourselves
Title
Just a dog
Title remainder
understanding animal cruelty and ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Arnold Arluke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation. 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. Through these case studies, Arluke shows how the meaning of "cruelty" reflects and helps to create identities and ideologies
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arluke, Arnold
Dewey number
179/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4708
LC item number
.A756 2006
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HV4708
NAL item number
.A756 2006
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Animals, culture, and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal rights
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Animal rights
  • Animal welfare
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Mensch
  • Tiere
  • Tierethik
Label
Just a dog : understanding animal cruelty and ourselves, Arnold Arluke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Control code
ocm62282478
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781592134724
Lccn
2005055935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62282478
  • (OCoLC)62282478
Label
Just a dog : understanding animal cruelty and ourselves, Arnold Arluke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Control code
ocm62282478
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781592134724
Lccn
2005055935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62282478
  • (OCoLC)62282478

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