My Dog Always Eats First : Homeless People and Their Animals

Irvine, Leslie

Published by Rienner Publishers, Lynne, 2012
ISBN 10: 1588268888 / ISBN 13: 9781588268884
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Synopsis: A weary-looking man stands at an intersection, backpack at his feet. Curled up nearby is a mixed-breed dog, unfazed by the passing traffic. The man holds a sign that reads, "Two old dogs need help. God bless." What's happening here? Leslie Irvine breaks new ground in the study of homelessness by investigating the frequently noticed, yet underexplored, role that animals play in the lives of homeless people. Irvine conducted interviews on street corners, in shelters, even at highway underpasses, to provide insights into the benefits and liabilities that animals have for the homeless. She also weighs the perspectives of social service workers, veterinarians, and local communities. Her work provides a new way of looking at both the meaning of animal companionship and the concept of home itself.

About the Author: Leslie Irvine is professor of sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her books include If You Tame Me: Understanding Our Connection with Animals and Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters.

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Title: My Dog Always Eats First : Homeless People ...
Publisher: Rienner Publishers, Lynne
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Hardcover
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