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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 9 (Page no: 136)

Conclusions.

This chapter brings together some of the main ideas raised in the book and suggests a future for research on dogs in the leisure experience. It returns to the recognition that all dogs and their leisure experiences are culturally constructed and prone to change across space and time which reflect wider changes in social attitudes concerning animal rights and sentience. Reflecting on the history and current nature of dogs in the leisure experience, the chapter discusses likely future trends relating to dogs and the type of leisure they are exposed to and positioned in by humans and potential reasons for these trends. Building on earlier discussions relating to anthropomorphism elsewhere in this book, the chapter also considers how best to address the future potential areas of dog-related research. This includes a discussion of how to listen to the voice of the dog and how to convince a potentially skeptical audience that it is the voice of the dog, rather than a human-defined imaginary voice, that is being heard and reported.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Carr, N.
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 details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643182
  • Record Number
  • 20143399935