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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
DLC
Dewey number
636.70968
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SF429.A45
LC item number
C36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SF429.A45
NAL item number
C36 2008
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Van Sittert, Lance
  • Swart, Sandra Scott
Series statement
Human-animal studies,
Series volume
v. 5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africanis
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Africanis
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Africa, Southern
  • Hund
  • Südafrika
Label
Canis africanis : a dog history of Southern Africa, edited by Lance van Sittert and Sandra Swart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Canis Familiaris: a dog history of Southern Africa / Lance van Sittert and Sandra Swart -- Africanus: 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 -- Dogs, poison and the meaning of colonial intervention in the Transkei, South Africa / Jacob Tropp -- Fido: dog tales of colonialism in Namibia / Robert J. Gordon -- Police dogs and state rationality in early twentieth-century South Africa / Keith Shear -- 'Gone to the dogs': the cultural politics of gambling -- the rise and fall of British Greyhound Racing on the Witwatersrand, 1932-1949 / Albert Grundlingh -- Social subjects: representations of dogs in South African fiction in English / Wendy Woodward -- The canine metaphor in the visual arts / Meredith Palumbo -- Dogs and dogma: a discussion of the socio-political construction of Southern African Dog 'Breeds' as a window onto social history / Sandra Swart
Control code
173480508
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 295 pages
Isbn
9789004154193
Lccn
2007039223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)173480508
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Canis Familiaris: a dog history of Southern Africa / Lance van Sittert and Sandra Swart -- Africanus: 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 -- Dogs, poison and the meaning of colonial intervention in the Transkei, South Africa / Jacob Tropp -- Fido: dog tales of colonialism in Namibia / Robert J. Gordon -- Police dogs and state rationality in early twentieth-century South Africa / Keith Shear -- 'Gone to the dogs': the cultural politics of gambling -- the rise and fall of British Greyhound Racing on the Witwatersrand, 1932-1949 / Albert Grundlingh -- Social subjects: representations of dogs in South African fiction in English / Wendy Woodward -- The canine metaphor in the visual arts / Meredith Palumbo -- Dogs and dogma: a discussion of the socio-political construction of Southern African Dog 'Breeds' as a window onto social history / Sandra Swart
Control code
173480508
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 295 pages
Isbn
9789004154193
Lccn
2007039223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)173480508

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