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Dogs in the leisure experience.

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Description

This book explores the social and cultural constructions and debates of what are dogs and what is leisure. It looks at how working dogs play a significant role in leisure experiences, and considers the differing roles and changing acceptance of dogs' involvement in sport. Within the setting of the animal welfare and sentience debates, it examines the leisure needs of dogs and their owners. The cha...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Introduction.

This chapter explains the reasons for writing this book on dogs and leisure, and discusses: the history of the dog and its relationship with humanity; the current and historic scale of the dog population; dogs as sentient, self-aware beings and their 'rights'; the cultural constructions of 'dog' and the human owner/companion; and the culturally and temporally specific nature of dogs and human-dog relations.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) Working dogs. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 30) Sport dogs. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 57) Leisured dogs and dogs as leisure objects. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 79) Providing for the leisured dog and dog as leisure object. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 107) The boarding kennel and dog day-care centre: dog holidays. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 117) Dogs as cuisine. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 128) Dog cuisine. Author(s): Carr, N.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 136) Conclusions. Author(s): Carr, N.

Chapter details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643182
  • Record Number
  • 20143399927