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A Dog’s World: The Commodification of Contemporary Dog Keeping

Aaron Herald Skabelund

in Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450259
eISBN:
9780801463235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450259.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the commodification of dog keeping in Japan and other societies since the end of World War II. It considers three principal trends of dog keeping. First, thanks in large part to ... More


Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World

Aaron Herald Skabelund

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450259
eISBN:
9780801463235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450259.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1924, Professor Ueno Eizaburo of Tokyo Imperial University adopted an Akita puppy he named Hachikō. Each evening Hachikō greeted Ueno on his return to Shibuya railway station. In May 1925 Ueno ... More


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