The relationship between dogs and humans has been contemplated since the beginning of human culture, with lasting expressions found in art, philosophy, literature, and science. At present, there is a large body of scientific literature about this relationship based primarily upon biological, genetic, and psychological approaches. It is only within the past decade that sociologists have shown a concerted interest in the social organization of dog-human interaction, and Playing with My Dog Katie is an example of this movement. A special DVD is also included with the book.
Foreword by Michael Lynch
Foreword by Robert W. Mitchell
1 An Introduction in Three Parts
2 Playing with Katie
3 Mitchell and Colleagues’ Videographic Research about Dog-Human Play
4 On the Use of Natural Language to Describe Dog-Human Interaction
5 At Play and Work: Some Reflections on Companion Dogs and Working Dogs
6 Continuities and Discontinuities with Other Observers of Dog-Human Relationships
7 What We Learned
David Goode is Professor of Sociology at City of University of New York. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California.