Free Market Dogs : The Human-Canine Bond in Post-Communist Poland
This book discusses topics such as the emergence of pet cemeteries, dog memoirs, and presidential dogs in Poland; the growing popularity of dog sports and the feminization of said sports; the philosophical and ideological changes in dog training caused by exposure to state-of-the-art methods from American books and videos; dogs in contemporary Polish art; and the specificity and growing pains of local pet-facilitated therapy.
Free Market Dogs was written by researchers and practitioners whose academic background includes sociology, anthropology, pedagogy, cultural studies, and literary studies, and whose practical experience involves either training dogs or working with them. Based on thorough research and personal expertise, this is a great book for anyone interested in human-canine relationships-and their similarities and differences-around the world.
- Paperback | 225 pages
- 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
- 30 Apr 2016
- Purdue University Press
- West Lafayette, United States
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--James A. Serpell, Marie A. Moore Professor of Animal Ethics & Welfare and Director, Center for the Interaction of Animals & Society, University of Pennsylvania
About Michal Piotr Pregowski
Justyna W?odarczyk received her PhD in American literature from the University of Warsaw, Poland. She currently works as an assistant professor at the Institute of English Studies at the University of Warsaw, Poland where she teaches courses in literary theory and cultural studies. She is an alumnus of the Fulbright Program. Her current research project concerns the history of discourses of animal training read through a biopolitical framework.