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dc.contributor.authorArluke, Arnold
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-07 03:00:27
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:40:33Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:40:33Z
dc.date.issued2006-06-01
dc.identifier626980
dc.identifierOCN: 568221737en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31580
dc.description.abstractPsychiatrists 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAnimals, Culture, and Society
dc.subject.otherSociology
dc.subject.otherCruelty to animals
dc.subject.otherDog
dc.subject.otherEuthanasia
dc.subject.otherHumane society
dc.subject.otherNo-kill shelter
dc.titleJust a Dog
dc.title.alternativeUnderstanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/oapen_626980
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy126074ec-499d-4e24-a17f-09a9c593ec01
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTemple University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://tupress.temple.edu/
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name Knowledge Unlatched
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.grant.number100302
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2016 Backlist Collection
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Cruelty to animals - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruelty_to_animals; Dog - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog; Euthanasia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euthanasia; Humane society - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humane_society; No-kill shelter - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-kill_shelter
oapen.identifier.isbn9781592134717
grantor.number100302


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