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Description - My Dog Always Eats First by Leslie Irvine

A weary-looking man stands at an intersection, backpack at his feet. Curled up nearby is a mixed-breed dog, unfazed by the passing traffic. The man holds a sign that reads, "Two old dogs need help. God bless." What's happening here? Leslie Irvine breaks new ground in the study of homelessness by investigating the frequently noticed, yet underexplored, role that animals play in the lives of homeless people. Irvine conducted interviews on streetcorners, in shelters, even at highway underpasses, to provide insights into the benefits and liabilities that animals have for the homeless. She also weighs the perspectives of social service workers, veterinarians, and local communities. Her work provides a new way of looking at both the meaning of animal companionship and theconcept of home itself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781626373907
ISBN-10: 1626373906
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 197
Imprint: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leslie Irvine

Leslie Irvine is professor of sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. Her books include If You Tame Me: Understanding Our Connection with Animals and Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters.

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