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The Resource A matter of breeding : a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend, Michael Brandow

A matter of breeding : a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend, Michael Brandow

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A matter of breeding : a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend
Title
A matter of breeding
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a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend
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Michael Brandow
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  • History of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend
  • matter of breeding
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a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed mans best friend
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Language
eng
Summary
In this illuminating and entertaining social history, social critic Michael Brandow probes the "cult of pedigree" and traces the commercial rise of the purebred dog. Combining consumer studies with sharp commentary, A Matter of Breeding reveals the sordid history of the dog industry and shows how our brand-name pets--from Labs to French bulldogs and everything in between--pay the price with devastatingly poor health
Summary
So-called “purebreds” are the mainstay of the dog industry, and social critic Michael Brandow argues that these aren’t markers of time-honored traditions but rather commercial inventions of the nineteenth century that were marketed as status symbols to a growing middle class. Combining social history and consumer studies with sharp commentary, this book reveals the sordid history of the dog industry and shows how our brand-name pets pay the price with devastatingly poor health
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10396343
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DLC
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1959-
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Brandow, Michael
Dewey number
636.7/0887
Index
index present
LC call number
SF427.2
LC item number
.B73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Dogs
  • Dogs
  • PETS
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
Target audience
adult
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a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend
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A matter of breeding : a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend, Michael Brandow
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-261)and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The English vice -- Perfectionists gone wild -- Royal precedents and ruff drafts -- Eugenics, you, and Fido too -- A frickin' menagerie -- The Midas touch -- Aristocracy for sale -- Some hunting dogs -- Coming home -- Frankenstein's lab
Control code
ocn889426101
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780807033432
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014022861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889426101
Label
A matter of breeding : a biting history of pedigree dogs and how the quest for status has harmed man's best friend, Michael Brandow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-261)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The English vice -- Perfectionists gone wild -- Royal precedents and ruff drafts -- Eugenics, you, and Fido too -- A frickin' menagerie -- The Midas touch -- Aristocracy for sale -- Some hunting dogs -- Coming home -- Frankenstein's lab
Control code
ocn889426101
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780807033432
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014022861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889426101

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