Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$46.75
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Sociology- General

In the Company of Animals: A Study of Human-Animal Relationships

by

In the Company of Animals: A Study of Human-Animal Relationships Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In the Company of Animals is an original and very readable study of human attitudes to the natural world. It contrasts the way we love some animals while ruthlessly exploiting others; it provides a detailed and fascinating account of ways in which animal companionship can influence our health; and it provides a key to understanding the moral contradictions inherent in our treatment of animals and nature. Its scope encompasses history, anthropology, and animal and human psychology. Along the way, the author uncovers a fascinating trail of insights and myths about our relationship with the species with which we share the planet. James Serpell is the editor of The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions With People (CUP, 1995).

Synopsis:

This volume concerns the relationships between humans, animals and the natural world across history and between cultures.

Synopsis:

What purpose, if any, do pets really serve? Are they simply an outlet for misplaced love? Or four-legged friends who help us to satisfy vital emotional needs? Whatever they are, when we elevate pets to the status of social companions, we undermine the distinction between human and non-human. Pursuing this idea to its logical conclusion, the author uncovers a fascinating and disturbing trail of myths, evasions and double standards which humans have used since earliest times to justify their subjugation of nature and other life forms.

Synopsis:

Contrasting the way we love some animals while ruthlessly exploiting others, this study provides a detailed and fascinating account of the ways in which animal companionship can influence our health. It provides a key to the moral contradiction inherent in our treatment of animals and nature.

Synopsis:

The relationships between humans, animals and the natural world across history and between cultures.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-276) and index.

About the Author

James Serpell is the Marie A. Moore Professor of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, where he also directs the Center for the Interaction of Animals & Society. He received his bachelor's degree in Zoology from University College London (UK) in 1974, and his PhD in Animal Behavior from the University of Liverpool (UK) in 1980. He moved to his current position at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. Dr. Serpell is the current President of the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ). He serves on the editorial boards of most of the major journals on animal welfare, applied animal behavior, and human-animal interactions. His research focuses on the behavior and welfare of companion animals, the development of human attitudes to animals, and the history of human-animal relationships. In addition to publishing more than 70 journal articles and book chapters on these and related topics, he is the author, editor, or co-editor of several books including Animals & Human Society: Changing Perspectives (1994), The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior & Interactions with People (1995), In the Company of Animals (1996), and Companion Animals & Us (2000).

Table of Contents

Part I. A Paradox: 1. Of pigs and pets; Part II. The Case Against Pets: 2. Substitutes for people; 3. Instruments of follie; 4. Pets in tribal societies; 5. A cuckoo in the nest; Part III. An Alternative View: 6. Pets as panacea; 7. Health and friendship; 8. Four-legged friends; Part IV. Exploitation and Sympathy: A Conflict of Interests: 9. The myth of human supremacy; 10. Killer with a conscience; 11. Licensed to kill; 12. The fall from grace.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521577793
Author:
Serpell, James
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
History
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Pets
Subject:
Pet owners
Subject:
Human-animal relationships -- History.
Subject:
Pets -- History.
Subject:
Pets -- Social aspects -- History.
Subject:
Pet owners -- History.
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto original series
Series Volume:
28.
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 half-tones
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
8.54x5.56x.80 in. .92 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Minds of Their Own PB New Trade Paper $50.25
  2. Free the Animals!: The Inside Story... Used Trade Paper $6.95
  3. Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
    Used Book Club Paperback $15.95
  4. Combat Photographer, Vol. 8 Used Hardcover $8.50
  5. In defense of animals Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. The Great Cat Massacre: And Other...
    Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Cognitive Science
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Reference and Methodology
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Probability and Statistics » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Probability and Statistics » Statistics
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Animal Rights
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

In the Company of Animals: A Study of Human-Animal Relationships New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$46.75 In Stock
Product details 316 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521577793 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This volume concerns the relationships between humans, animals and the natural world across history and between cultures.
"Synopsis" by , What purpose, if any, do pets really serve? Are they simply an outlet for misplaced love? Or four-legged friends who help us to satisfy vital emotional needs? Whatever they are, when we elevate pets to the status of social companions, we undermine the distinction between human and non-human. Pursuing this idea to its logical conclusion, the author uncovers a fascinating and disturbing trail of myths, evasions and double standards which humans have used since earliest times to justify their subjugation of nature and other life forms.
"Synopsis" by , Contrasting the way we love some animals while ruthlessly exploiting others, this study provides a detailed and fascinating account of the ways in which animal companionship can influence our health. It provides a key to the moral contradiction inherent in our treatment of animals and nature.
"Synopsis" by , The relationships between humans, animals and the natural world across history and between cultures.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.