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A comparative approach to Canis

Ádám Miklósi

in Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199295852
eISBN:
9780191711688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter provides a comparative background for the study of dog behaviour by introducing the main behavioural features of dog-like species of Canis. The main aim here is to give an understanding ... More


Harvesting Hogzillas: Feral Pigs and the Engineering Ideal

Abraham Gibson

in Nature Remade: Engineering Life, Envisioning Worlds

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226783260
eISBN:
9780226783574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226783574.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Re-framing animal domestication as one long engineering project opens new avenues of research. Like many engineering projects, domestication was not achieved in one fell swoop. Breeders initiated ... More


Mignon in Germany: From Goethe to Stifter

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The opening section of this chapter is devoted to Mignon’s afterlives in Goethe’s own writing, in particular an episode of memory and mourning in Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre. Her appearances in the ... More


The Process of Domestication: Tame Versus Feral and Domestic Versus Wild

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

in The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the history of the process of domestication conceptually and considers the meaning of the terms domestic, wild, and tame and how the concept of feral fits within this ... More


History and Ecology of Feral Pig Invasions in California Grasslands

J. Hall Cushman

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter explores the ecology and management of feral pig populations California grasslands. It discusses the history, taxonomy, geography, and basic ecology of feral pigs; the response of native ... More


Making a moral panic: ‘feral families’, family violence and welfare reforms in New Zealand. Doing the work of the state?

Liz Beddoe

in Revisiting Moral Panics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447321859
eISBN:
9781447321880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447321859.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

An examination of media discourse on welfare spending in New Zealand finds significant linking of child abuse, parenting and welfare dependency. A battle of words rages between advocacy groups and ... More


Into the Forest

Sarah M. Pike

in For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294950
eISBN:
9780520967892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294950.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Tree-sits and similar actions are simultaneously rites of passage and rites of protest as activists’ deepening commitments to other species are shaped by love and feelings of kinship in the context ... More


Why Donkeys?

Peter Mitchell

in The Donkey in Human History: An Archaeological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198749233
eISBN:
9780191916984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749233.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Zooarchaeology

Donkeys carried Christ into Jerusalem, transported the Greek god Dionysus to his childhood home on Mount Nysa and into battle against the Giants, and provided a mount for Muhammad, who supposedly ... More


Origins

Peter Mitchell

in The Donkey in Human History: An Archaeological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198749233
eISBN:
9780191916984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749233.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Zooarchaeology

Over 50,000 years ago a Neanderthal hunter approached a wild ass on the plains of northeastern Syria. Taking aim from the right as the animal nervously assessed the threat, he launched his ... More


Féral Benga's Body

James Smalls

in Africa in Europe: Studies in Transnational Practice in the Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318474
eISBN:
9781781380437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318474.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the career of the Senegalese dancer Féral Benga, focusing on various visual and verbal encounters with Féral Benga’s body by a handful of modern artists and writers of the early ... More


Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Guam is the largest of the Mariana Islands and the westernmost American commonwealth. Guam has been impacted for centuries starting the native Chamorros then the Spanish, Japanese, and after the war, ... More


Preventing New Disease Occurrences

Johannes Foufopoulos, Gary A. Wobeser, and Hamish McCallum

in Infectious Disease Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780199583508
eISBN:
9780191867019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199583508.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Distribution and occurrence of most infectious diseases in nature are limited by geophysical, ecological, or physiological barriers. Disease emergence occurs when such barriers are breached, most ... More


Relationships

Philip James

in The Biology of Urban Environments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198827238
eISBN:
9780191866142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827238.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Relationships between organisms within urban environments are many and varied. Plants are found in many households, and in addition to the benefits derived from their decorative properties, they also ... More


Intra-specific social organization in dogs and related forms

Ádám Miklósi

in Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199646661
eISBN:
9780191796302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646661.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines intra-specific interaction among dogs. It begins with a definition of ‘feral dog’. The term refers in general to dogs that differ from their domestic counterparts because they ... More


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