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Living with Animals is a collection of imagined animal guides—a playful and accessible look at different human-animal relationships around the world. Anthropologists and their co-authors have written accounts of how humans and animals interact in labs, in farms, in zoos, and in African forests, among other places. Modeled after the classic A World of Babies, an edited collection of imagined Dr. Spock manuals from around the world—With Animals focuses on human-animal relationships in their myriad forms.

This is ethnographic fiction for those curious about how animals are used for a variety of different tasks around the world. To be sure, animal guides are not a universal genre, so Living with Animals offers an imaginative solution, doing justice to the ways details about animals are conveyed in culturally specific ways by adopting a range of voices and perspectives. How we capitalize on animals, how we live with them, and how humans attempt to control the untamable nature around them are all considered by the authors of this wild read.

If you have ever experienced a moment of "what if" curiosity—what is it like to be a gorilla in a zoo, to work in a pig factory farm, to breed cows and horses, this book is for you. A light-handed and light-hearted approach to a fascinating and nuanced subject, Living with Animals suggests many ways in which we can and do coexist with our non-human partners on Earth.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. With Animals: An Introduction
  2. Natalie Porter and Ilana Gershon
  3. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part 1: Fieldwork
  1. 1. Yuendumu Dog Tales
  2. Yasmine Musharbash
  3. pp. 17-28
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  1. 2. How to Build Rapport with Cats and Humans
  2. Alex Nadin
  3. pp. 29-40
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  1. 3. The Perils of Deference: How Not to Habituate Spotted Hyenas in an Ethiopian Town
  2. Marcus Baynes-Rock
  3. pp. 41-52
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  1. 4. How to Study Chimpanzees That Are Terrified of You: Adventures in Ethnoprimatology in West Africa
  2. Andrew Halloran and Catherine E. Bolten
  3. pp. 53-68
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  1. Part 2: Communication
  1. 5. Walking with Dogs: Sharing Meaning, Sensation, and Inspiration across the Species Boundary
  2. Agustín Fuentes and Michael Alan Park
  3. pp. 71-82
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  1. 6. Working with a Service Dog in the United States
  2. Leslie Irvine and Sherri Sasnett-Martichuski
  3. pp. 83-95
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  1. 7. How to Protect Yourself from the Dead with Cattle
  2. Genese Marie Sodikoff
  3. pp. 96-106
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  1. 8. How to Release Viruses from Birds: A Field Guide for Virus Hunters, Buddhist Monks, and Birdwatchers
  2. Frédéric Keck
  3. pp. 107-118
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  1. Part 3: Commodities
  1. 9. Oysterous
  2. Eva Hayward
  3. pp. 121-129
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  1. 10. How to Act Industrial around Industrial Pigs
  2. Alex Blanchette
  3. pp. 130-141
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  1. 11. Making Babies with Cows
  2. Scout Calvert
  3. pp. 142-156
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  1. 12. How to Make a Horse Have an Orgasm
  2. Jeannette Vaught
  3. pp. 157-168
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  1. Part 4: Science
  1. 13. Healing with Leeches
  2. Robert G. W. Kirk
  3. pp. 171-186
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  1. 14. How to Be a Systematist
  2. Aleta Quinn
  3. pp. 187-198
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  1. 15. Becoming a Research Rodent
  2. Nicole C. Nelson and Kaitlin Stack Whitney
  3. pp. 199-208
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  1. 16. The Business: A Ferret’s Guide to the Lab Life
  2. Heather Altfeld with Lesley A. Sharp
  3. pp. 209-220
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  1. Part 5: Conservation
  1. 17. Read, Respond, Rescue
  2. Natalie Porter
  3. pp. 223-235
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  1. 18. How to Care for a Park with Birds: Birdwatchers’ Ecologies in Buenos Aires
  2. Nicholas D’Avella
  3. pp. 236-248
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  1. 19. Introducing Zoo Gorillas
  2. Christena Nippert-En
  3. pp. 249-260
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 261-266
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501724831
Related ISBN
9781501724817
MARC Record
OCLC
1022978261
Pages
282
Launched on MUSE
2018-08-25
Language
English
Open Access
No
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