The Resource Canis africanis : a dog history of Southern Africa, edited by Lance van Sittert and Sandra Swart

Canis africanis : a dog history of Southern Africa, edited by Lance van Sittert and Sandra Swart

Label
Canis africanis : a dog history of Southern Africa
Title
Canis africanis
Title remainder
a dog history of Southern Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lance van Sittert and Sandra Swart
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The role of the dog in human society is the connecting thread that binds the essays in Canis Africanis, each revealing a different part of the complex social history of southern Africa. The essays range widely from concerns over disease, bestiality, and social degradation through gambling on dogs to anxieties over social status reflected through breed classifications, and social rebellion through resisting the dog tax imposed by colonial authorities. With its focus on dogs in human history, this project is part of what has been termed the 'animal turn' in the social sciences, which investigates the spaces which animals inhabit in human society and the way in which animal and human lives interconnect, demonstrating how different human groups construct a range of identities for themselves (and for others) in terms of animals. So instead of conceiving of animals as merely constituents of ecological or agricultural systems, they can be comprehended through their role in human cultures
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
636.70968
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SF429.A45
LC item number
C36 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Human-animal studies
Series volume
v. 5
Label
Canis africanis : a dog history of Southern Africa, edited by Lance van Sittert and Sandra Swart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations; Notes on Contributors; Canis Familiaris: A Dog History of Southern Africa (Lance van Sittert and Sandra Swart); Africanis: The Pre-Colonial Dog of Africa (Tim Maggs and Judith Sealy); A Short Paper about a Dog (Susie Newton-King); What the Dogs Knew: Intelligence and Morality in the Cape Colony (Elizabeth Green Musselman); Dogs and the Public Sphere: The Ordering of Social Space in Early Nineteenth-Century Cape Town (Kirsten McKenzie); Class and Canicide in Little Bess: The 1893 Port Elizabeth Rabies Epidemic (Lance van Sittert)
Control code
ocn646789993
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789047422808
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1163/ej.9789004154193.i-300
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35711875
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646789993
  • pebcs1281917443

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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