Companion animals and us: exploring the relationships between people and pets

(Anthony Louis) Podberscek, (Elizabeth Shaun) Paul, James Serpell, M.J. Enders - Slegers

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    "What is so special about the relationships people have with their pets? Are we very different from our ancestors in the ways we feel about animals? What does pet-keeping tell us about ourselves and our relationships with people? Can pets be good for our health? Do they help promote empathy for other humans? These questions and more are explored in this book. Companion Animals & Us brings together some of the newest research from a wide variety of disciplines including anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, and human and veterinary medicine. This book will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in understanding more about the human-pet relationship."--Jacket
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages335
    ISBN (Print)0521631130, 9780521631136
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


    • Pets
    • Bonding, Human-Pet
    • Pet owners
    • Human-animal relationships
    • Animals, Domestic


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