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Author Alger, Janet M., 1937-

Title Cat culture : the social world of a cat shelter / Janet M. Alger, Steven F. Alger
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 239 pages) : illustrations
Series Animals, culture, and society
Animals, culture, and society.
Contents Preface: Why an Ethnography of a Shelter?; Acknowledgments; 1. The Myth of the Solitary Cat; 2. The World of Whiskers; 3. The Human-Cat Connection; 4. The Social Bonds among the Cats; 5. The Feral Cats and Shelter Solidarity; 6. Leaving the Shelter Community; 7. Culture and Self in the Domestic Cat; 8. Animals in the Future of Sociology; Afterword; Notes; References; Index
Summary This work contends that the anti-social cat is a myth; cats form close bonds with humans and with each other. In the potentially chaotic environment of a shelter that houses dozens of uncaged cats, this work reveals a sense of self and the building of a culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-234) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Animal shelters.
Cats -- Behavior.
Cats -- Social aspects.
Human-animal relationships.
Form Electronic book
Author Alger, Steven F., 1941-
LC no. 2002020417
ISBN 1439907722 (electronic bk.)
9781439907726 (electronic bk.)