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Cat Culture: The Social World of a Cat Shelter (Animals, Culture, and Society)

Alger, Janet M.

Published by Temple University Press 2003-01-31, 2003
ISBN 10: 1566399971 / ISBN 13: 9781566399975
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Title: Cat Culture: The Social World of a Cat ...

Publisher: Temple University Press 2003-01-31

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

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1566399971 Former library copy. Hardcover book with light overall wear to the exterior. There are library markings through out the book. The binding is tight and the text is clean with no markings. Fast shipping!. Bookseller Inventory # JF681202

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Synopsis: Even people who live with cats and have good reason to know better insist that cats are aloof and uninterested in relating to humans. Janet and Steven Alger contend that the anti-social cat is a myth; cats form close bonds with humans and with each other. In the potentially chaotic environment of a shelter that houses dozens of uncaged cats, they reveal a sense of self and build a culture a shared set of rules, roles, and expectations that organizes their world and assimilates newcomers. As volunteers in a local cat shelter for eleven years, the Algers came to realize that despite the frequency of new arrivals and adoptions, the social world of the shelter remained quite stable and pacific. They saw even feral cats adapt to interaction with humans and develop friendships with other cats. They saw established residents take roles as welcomers and rules enforcers. That is, they saw cats taking an active interest in maintaining a community in which they could live together and satisfy their individual needs. "Cat Culture's" intimate portrait of life in the shelter, its engaging stories, and its interpretations of behavior, will appeal to general readers as well as academics interested in human and animal interaction. Author note: Janet M. Alger is Professor of Sociology at Siena College. Steven F. Alger is Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of St. Rose.

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