By Lance van Sittert, Sandra Swart
The function of the puppy in human society is the connecting thread that binds the essays in Canis Africanis, each one revealing a distinct a part of the advanced social background of southern Africa. The essays variety generally from matters over affliction, bestiality, and social degradation via playing on canines to anxieties over social prestige mirrored via breed classifications, and social uprising via resisting the puppy tax imposed by way of colonial professionals. With its specialize in canine in human background, this undertaking is a part of what has been termed the animal flip within the social sciences, which investigates the areas which animals inhabit in human society and how within which animal and human lives interconnect, demonstrating how diverse human teams build a number identities for themselves (and for others) when it comes to animals. So rather than conceiving of animals as in simple terms elements of ecological or agricultural platforms, they are often comprehended via their function in human cultures.
Read or Download Canis Africanis: A Dog History of Southern Africa (Human-Animal Studies) PDF
Similar pets & animal care books
Your satisfied fit puppy The authoritative details and recommendation you wish, illustrated all through with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be much more reader-friendly! Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are both at domestic in a citadel or a apartment, the town or the rustic.
Produced by way of the award-winning maranGraphics team, Maran’s Illustrated consultant to puppy education is a invaluable source to quite a lot of readers—from contributors deciding on up their first dog to those that want to dispose of their pet’s stressful behaviors. rather than describing the myriad how one can practice every one job, Maran’s Illustrated consultant to puppy education indicates the reader the way in which, whereas the full-color pictures and transparent, step by step directions stroll the reader via every one activity from starting to finish.
Have the main gifted puppy in the community! are looking to train your puppy the best tips? This step by step advisor is helping you simply educate your four-legged buddy utilizing optimistic reinforcement. via instructing Fido various tips — from uncomplicated strikes to extra complicated workouts — you will satisfy your dog's wish to be the celebrity of the convey.
Extra info for Canis Africanis: A Dog History of Southern Africa (Human-Animal Studies)
Deacon, M. L. G. Klein, ‘A preliminary report on the larger mammals from the Boomplaas Stone Age Cave site, Cango Valley, Oudtshoorn District, South Africa’, South African Archaeological Bulletin, 33 (1978), 66–75 and Schweitzer, ‘Excavations at Die Kelders’. 28 E. Axelson, Vasco da Gama: The Diary of his Travels through African Waters, 1497–1499 (Somerset West, 1998), 23. africanis: the pre-colonial dog of africa 43 Dogs in Southern African Rock Art Another source of information about pre-colonial dogs is rock art.
111 The only permissible post-1945 public canine presence was utilitarian, the South African Guide-Dog Association being founded in 1953 and police patrol dogs appearing a decade later. In the countryside, too, provincial dog taxes differentiated owned from stray/feral dogs and marked the latter for extermination. R. Vivyan, ‘Starving and wretched dogs’, SAKUG ( June 1942), 52–3. I. Cocker, ‘Cropping dogs ears’, SAKUG ( Jan. 1947), 269. 109 Vivyan, ‘Starving and wretched dogs’ and M. Vane, ‘Cropping dogs ears’, SAKUG (Dec.
M. Wilman, The Rock Engravings of Griqualand and Bechuanaland, South Africa (Cape Town, 1968), Àg. 41. C. Woodhouse, The Bushman Art of Southern Africa (Cape Town, 1979) and Woodhouse, ‘Dogs in the rock art’, 121–2. 35 Vinnicombe, People of the Eland, 227. 36 Vinnicombe, People of the Eland, 71 and N. C. Woodhouse, Art on the Rocks of Southern Africa (Cape Town, 1970), 62. 37 P. Garlake, The Hunter’s Vision: The Prehistoric Art of Zimbabwe (London and Harare, 1995), plate 35 and Woodhouse, ‘Dogs in the rock art’ Àg.