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Just a Dog : Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves / Arnold Arluke.

Author/Creator:
Arluke, Arnold author.
Publication:
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2006.
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Book
1 online resource (231 pages)
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Other Title:
Knowledge Unlatched.
Subjects:
Social sciences.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
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 decontextualizedâ€"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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Description based on print version record.
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KU Select 2016 Backlist Collection
BiblioBoard internal publisher id: 100302
ISBN:
9781592134717
OCLC:
568221737
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star