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Articles on Cats

This is a collection of articles on Cats from the Society & Animals Journal in relation to the studies of the human-animal relationship.  The Society & Animals Journal is an academic journal that publishes studies that describe and analyze our experiences of non-human animals from the perspective of various disciplines within both the social sciences and humanities.

Porter, P. (2018). For the Love of Cats (and Dogs)!, Society & Animals26(3), 339-343.

Soler, N. (2018). Of Cats and Men, Society & Animals26(5), 515-533.

Thompson, C. Y., & Young, R. L. (2014). Cooling Out the Mark in Companion Animal Adoption, Society & Animals22(4), 333-351.

Plevin, A. (2014). How Wild Do We Want It? “Wiley” Coyote Versus Fluffy, Society & Animals22(1), 80-101.

Young, R. L. (2013). Regarding Rocky: A Theoretical and Ethnographic Exploration of Interspecies Intersubjectivity, Society & Animals21(3), 294-313.

White, K. (2013). And Say the Cat Responded? Getting Closer to the Feline Gaze, Society & Animals21(1), 93-104.

Mitchell, R. W., & Ellis, A. L. (2013). Cat Person, Dog Person, Gay, or Heterosexual: The Effect of Labels on a Man’s Perceived Masculinity, Femininity, and Likability, Society & Animals21(1), 1-16.

Anderson, T., Miller, D., Staats, S., & Wallace, H. (2010). Perceived Best Ages for Cats, Dogs, and Humans: Comparisons across Species, Human Age, and Human Gender, Society & Animals18(3), 273-290.

Stokes, S., Planchon, L., Templer, D., & Keller, J. (2002). Death of a Companion Cat or Dog and Human Bereavement: Psychosocial Variables, Society & Animals10(1), 93-105.

Alger, J. M., & Alger, S. F. (1999). Cat Culture, Human Culture: An Ethnographic Study of a Cat Shelter, Society & Animals7(3), 199-218.

Luke, C., & Arluke, A. (1997). Physical Cruelty Toward Animals in Massachusetts, 1975-1996, Society & Animals5(3), 195-204.

Alger, J. M., & Alger, S. F. (1997). Beyond Mead: Symbolic Interaction between Humans and Felines, Society & Animals5(1), 65-81.

Holbrook, M. B. (1996). Reflections on Rocky, Society & Animals4(2), 147-168.


Updated July 2019

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