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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

A physiological basis for animal-facilitated psychotherapy

Odendaal, Johannes, January 1999 (has links)
Thesis (PhD (Veterinary Physiology))-University of Pretoria, 1999.

With signs following stories /

Freeman, Jason Paul. January 2010 (has links)
Thesis (M.F.A.)--West Virginia University, 2010. / Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages; contains xi, 154 p. Includes abstract.

Animorphism in the anthropocene: nonhuman personhood in activist art practice

Konior, Bogna 24 January 2018 (has links)
Defined by the excess of abstracted production, the exploitation of natural resources and the continued impoverishment of the excluded, the Anthropocene is both a narcissistic prophecy of doom and a call to examine the roots of the environmental crisis. Against the death of "the human" in the contemporary theory unveils the violence of a global healthcare crisis, the persistence of illness, pain and pollution as the dominant sensory and political regimes, as well as the desire to become post-and trans-human, and to do justice to the plight of nonhumans under the reign of the anthropos. While the era interpellates the whole species as its subject, the continual presence of racism, colonialism and capitalism points to the specific roots of climate change, environmental pollution, and interspecies violence. As such, both realist and activist approaches should consider the inclusion of the nonhuman into the political as the a priori condition of resistance or change. In this dissertation, I face up to this proposal, seeking to include nonhumans into the political and ethical sphere. In dialogue with animism, feminist materialism as well as decolonial and critical theory, I consider artistic and activist practices as communal, adaptive and programmatic. Rather than relying on a set of frameworks or the oeuvre of a thinker, I theorise the framework of "animorphism," which accounts for activist art that does not present us with ideas and representations of nonhumans as damaged and vulnerable persons, but lets them manifest as such. Animorphic art practice lends a new visibility to small and slow violences that might otherwise seem imperceptible within the grand narrative of the Anthropocene. Rather than testifying to the changing nature of our global species-being, these practices are a form of tactical and geo-ontological activism, which unravels the world in a futurist gesture. Against the dominant trends in post-humanist theory and environmental ethics, I criticize theorising nonhumans as "agency," "matter" or "flow," instead arguing for a personalization of those often excluded by "green" art and activism. This is not a purely aesthetic coalescence but an assertion of animorphism's suitability for developing adaptive practices in nonhuman communities in an era that necessitates and arises from damage, toxicity, predation and violence. The framework of animorphism pays attention to this condition and its resulting community. As such, its progressivism is no less than taking-into-account of the excluded. Through a theoretical inquiry as well as detailed case study analysis, I examine the practices of artists who intervene as designers, engineers and climate activists in order to resist the literal figurations of the anthropos but nevertheless remain attuned to the specificity of those, who struggle under the apocalyptic conditions of the world

Perceptions of animal minds

Unknown Date (has links)
Previous research into people's perceptions of animals suggests that people view animals most favorably when they perceive them as being mentally like humans. This thesis examined whether animals perceived as threatening are still seen to be mentally similar to humans, but more likely to experience mental states associated with anger and aggression. Using three separate measures of people's perceptions of animals, including one designed for this study, it was found that participants did indeed view the mental lives of animals differently when those animals were perceived to be threatening. Examination of the effect of the animal chosen showed that some animals are inherently seen as more threatening and less-human like. The implications of these findings for animal conservation efforts, reduction of human-animal conflict, and anthropomorphism in the study of animal cognition were discussed. / by Lauren N. Maurer. / Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2010. / Includes bibliography. / Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 200?. Mode of access: World Wide Web.

從中國動物繪畫看動物與人的關係變化. / Changes in the relationship between animal and human beings: by the study of Chinese animal paintings / Cong Zhongguo dong wu hui hua kan dong wu yu ren de guan xi bian hua.

January 2011 (has links)
張惠文. / "2011年2月". / "2011 nian 2 yue". / Thesis (M.F.A.)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2011. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 64-68). / Abstract in Chinese and English. / Zhang Huiwen. / Chapter (一) --- 引 言 --- p.1 / Chapter (二) --- 古代中國動物畫 --- p.4 / Chapter 2.1 --- 被觀賞者與觀賞者的關係 --- p.4 / Chapter 2.2 --- 動物作爲人的陪伴和工具 --- p.13 / Chapter 2.3 --- 寄情寓意的媒介 --- p.16 / Chapter (三) --- 二十世紀至當代中國動物畫 --- p.23 / Chapter 3.1 --- 承接傳統,在技巧上創新 --- p.23 / Chapter 3.2 --- 政治愛國的投射 --- p.29 / Chapter 3.3 --- 當代畫家的動物世界 / Chapter i. --- 人類與歷史文明、自然關係的失落 --- p.37 / Chapter ii. --- 個人欲望投射 --- p.40 / Chapter iii. --- 保育的對象 --- p.43 / Chapter iv. --- 寵物的關係 --- p.46 / Chapter (四) --- 結論 --- p.48 / Chapter (五) --- 個人作品分析 / Chapter 5.1 --- 動物家庭系列 --- p.49 / Chapter 5.2 --- 《皮草秀》系列 --- p.51 / Chapter 5.3 --- 《京城棉花糖》系列 --- p.54 / Chapter 5.4 --- 《給我一杯水》系列 --- p.60 / Chapter 5.5 --- 反思和展望 --- p.63 / 參考書目 --- p.64

Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and humans in the lower Yasuní Basin, Ecuador : spacio-temporal activity patterns and their relevance for conservation /

Carrera-Ubidia, Paola M. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Oregon State University, 2007. / Printout. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 100-110). Also available on the World Wide Web.

Mens-dierinteraksie as selftandige studieveld 'n multidissiplinere uitdaging /

Van Heerden, Magda. January 2001 (has links)
Thesis (D. Phil.(MW)--University of Pretoria, 2001. / Includes Bibliographical references (p. 360-391).

Sentient commodities : human-livestock relations from birth to slaughter in commercial and hobby production

Wilkie, Rhoda January 2002 (has links)
This thesis is a sociological exploration of how people involved in commercial and hobby livestock production, in Northeast Scotland, make sense of their relations with livestock, from birth to slaughter. I carried out an ethnographic study that combines fieldwork and unstructured interviewing to elicit how mart workers, auctioneers, vets, farmers, stockmen, hobby farmers and slaughter workers regard and interact with livestock. Although livestock are the raw materials of production, I show that the commodity status of livestock is variable and that people's relationships with livestock are complex, dynamic and ambiguous. One of the main reasons for ambiguity is that livestock are sentient and social begins: they have the capacity to engage in social relations with each other and with those who work closest with them. In effect, livestock are commodified sentient beings but to draw attention to people's difficulty in classifying and relating to them, I suggest they are sentient commodities. I argue that people's attitude, feeling and behaviour, towards livestock is systematically related to the place they, and their animals, occupy in the commercial and non-commercial production process. For instance, breeding animals are more likely to be regarded as individuals whilst slaughter animals are anonymously processed as part of a de-individualised batch. Similarly, people attend to express varying degrees of emotional attachment to livestock at the breeding end of the process and varying degrees of emotional detachment towards livestock destined for slaughter. Any animals, however, that requires additional handling or deviates from the routine is included to stand out from the herd, will acquire more meaning for the worker, and will become more than 'just an animal'. People who work with livestock are therefore faced with the challenge of negotiating the contradictory demands of being empathetic carers and economic producers of livestock.

Effects of genetic and experiential explanations for killing on subsequent bug-killing behaviour and moral acceptance of killing : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Psychology at the University of Canterbury /

Ismail, Ibrahim. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (M. S.)--University of Canterbury, 2008. / Typescript (photocopy). Includes bibliographical references (leaves 57-61). Also available via the World Wide Web.

Perspective taking and knowledge attribution in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) : a canine theory of mind? : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Psychology at the University of Canterbury /

Maginnity, Michelle E. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (M. Sc.)--University of Canterbury, 2007. / Typescript (photocopy). Includes bibliographical references (leaves 144-152). Also available via the World Wide Web.

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