Bridging the Bond: The Cultural Construction of the Shelter Pet by Tami L. Harbolt, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Bridging the Bond: The Cultural Construction of the Shelter Pet

Bridging the Bond: The Cultural Construction of the Shelter Pet

by Tami L. Harbolt
     
 

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What happens behind the doors of the animal shelter? This book will introduce the reader to the work culture of animal shelter employees, volunteers, activists, educators, and pets. By weaving together her own personal memoirs with interviews of workers, the author describes the traditions, philosophies, history, and current social dynamics of a typical animal welfare

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What happens behind the doors of the animal shelter? This book will introduce the reader to the work culture of animal shelter employees, volunteers, activists, educators, and pets. By weaving together her own personal memoirs with interviews of workers, the author describes the traditions, philosophies, history, and current social dynamics of a typical animal welfare community. She examines how the daily interactions, personal philosophies, disparate methods, technology, and life experiences of the humans and pets influence the care of homeless animals, often playing an intricate role in the life or death situation each pet eventually faces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557535450
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
08/29/2009
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tami L. Harbolt earned a master's degree in folk lore from Western Kentucky University and completed her graduate work at the University of New Mexico in American studies.

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