My Dog Always Eats First

My Dog Always Eats First : Homeless People and Their Animals

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A weary-looking man stands at an intersection, backpack at his feet. Curled up nearby is a mixed-breed dog, unfazed by the passing traffic. The man holds a sign that reads, "Two old dogs need help. God bless." What's happening here? Leslie Irvine breaks new ground in the study of homelessness by investigating the frequently noticed, yet underexplored, role that animals play in the lives of homeless people. Irvine conducted interviews on street corners, in shelters, even at highway underpasses, to provide insights into the benefits and liabilities that animals have for the homeless. She also weighs the perspectives of social service workers, veterinarians, and local communities. Her work provides a new way of looking at both the meaning of animal companionship and the concept of home itself.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 170 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588268888
  • 9781588268884
  • 1,555,271

About Leslie Irvine

Leslie Irvine is associate professor of sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. Her books include If You Tame Me: Understanding Our Connection with Animals and Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters.show more

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