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Investigating the therapeutic benefits of companion animals: Problems and challenges

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Franklin, AS and Emmison, M and Haraway, D and Travers, MH (2007) Investigating the therapeutic benefits of companion animals: Problems and challenges. Qualitative Sociology Review, 3 (1). pp. 42-58. ISSN 1733-8077

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Abstract

To investigate the health benefits of companion animals in a way that
goes beyond finding statistical patterns involves appreciating the
philosophical debates about the nature of animal consciousness that
engage an inter-disciplinary field of scholarship cutting across the Great
Divide of the hard sciences and humanities. It also requires developing a
methodology to conduct empirical research which is often viewed as of
secondary importance by researchers wishing to make a philosophical
case about human beings and modernity. This paper considers the
achievements of qualitative sociologists, particularly in the field of post-
Meadian symbolic interactionism who have addressed these issues, and
discusses ways of extending and deepening this agenda through crossfertilization
with similar work in ethnomethodology, conversation analysis
and post-humanist sociology in investigating the health benefits of dogs.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Animal-human relationship; Health; Methodology; Qualitative research; Ethnography
Journal or Publication Title: Qualitative Sociology Review
Publisher: Qualitative Sociology Review
Page Range: pp. 42-58
ISSN: 1733-8077
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:42
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:36
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