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Grievable Lives and New Kinships: Pet Cemeteries and the Changing Geographies of Death

Jane C. Desmond

in Displaying Death and Animating Life: Human-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226144054
eISBN:
9780226375519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375519.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

In this chapter, Desmond explores the underlying beliefs enabling and constraining expressive grief in the contemporary United States. Focusing on concepts of grievability and the politics of burial ... More


On the Margins of Death: Pet Cemeteries and Mourning Practices

Jane C. Desmond

in Displaying Death and Animating Life: Human-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226144054
eISBN:
9780226375519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375519.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

In Chapter 4, Desmond discusses pet cemeteries and argues that we should regard them as sites of improvisatory, creative acts of mourning that draw on available ritual forms and social and political ... More


Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Barbara R. Ambros

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Since the 1990s the Japanese pet industry has grown to a trillion-yen business and estimates place the number of pets above the number of children under the age of fifteen. There are between 6,000 to ... More


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