Just a Dog: Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves

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Index
48 Hours, 188
accounts and neutralizing techniques, 11–12, 86. See also adolescent abusers: appropriating adult culture by, idle play of, rite of passage excuse of; hoarders, accounts of; shelter euthanasia, justifying; shelter workers: excusing bad animal behavior by, failure of accounts by
Adler, Patricia and Peter, 71
adolescent abusers, 14–15; appropriating adult culture by, 64–77; boundary drawing by, 67–71, 83; character disorder in, 2, 56; claim making by, 58–59; collaboration by, 69–71; compartmentalizing by, 85; coolness and thrill reported by, 62–63, 64, 66, 70, 72; cruelty rate of, 189; curiosity of, 74–77; deep play of, 58, 81, 83; dirty play of, 58–59, 73, 77, 79, 80, 83–84; disciplining by, 73; emotion management by, 60–61; “experimenting” by, 76–77, 83; guilt and shame of, 61, 78–79, 80, 85, 184; hiding abuse by, 65–67, 70; “hunting” by, 69, 71–73, 83; idle play of, 59–61; information seeking by, 74–77; laughter of, 79–80, 82; limiting harm by, 61, 7172; moral depravity of, 190; presentation of self by, 77–78, 80–81, 84; punishment of, 188, 193, 196; rite of passage excuse of, 80; secondary adjustments by, 64–65; subcultural approach to, 57–58; weapons interest among, 72
alter identities. See hoarders: animal alters of; shelter workers: alter identity of
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 118
Angell, George, 173
animal control workers: euthanasia by, 118, 127, 136, 139; failure to help by, 25–26, 29, 30; police referral to, 31; press image of, 99. See also humane agents: dogcatcher image of
animal experimentation, 4–5, 22, 44, 81–22, 116. See also adolescent abusers: “experimenting” by
Animal Liberation Front (ALF), 152
animal people (“lover”), 48, 169. See also shelter workers: animal people identity of
animal rights activists, 22, 193. See also cruelty, images of: animal activists’; humane agents: extremist image of
As Good as it Gets, 82
autonomous altruists, 104
Bergh, Henry, 173, 174
Berkowitz, David, 191
bonsai cat, 82
Boston Globe, 165
campus police, 24
cat-hating books, 82
children and adolescents: abuse and neglect of, 35, 38, 97, 156, 172, 200, 201; angry child model of, 56; clique dynamics of, 71; concealment by, 65; cross gender borderwork of, 63; development of, 21; distress from animal surrender by, 38; homicide rate of, 189; interpretive reproduction by, 64; murdered, 166; objectionable behavior of, 15; play of, 58–59, 63; pranks of, 69; protection of, 166; risk taking behaviors of, 66; “running around” by Amish, 78; secondary adjustments by, 64
cleaning workers, 22
Clifford, James, 84
cockfighting, 198
communist societies, 105
Conference on Homeless Animal Management and Policy, 125
Corsaro, William, 73

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