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A special kind of grief. Cultural delegitimizations and representations of death in the case pet loss
Journal Title: PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE 
Author/s: Ines Testoni, Loriana De Cataldo 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 413-428 FullText PDF:  207 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PU2017-003004
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In Western world, pets are increasingly significant in the everyday life of many people. Nevertheless, society today is still unable to recognize the suffering resulting from their death. This phenomenon and the most important studies on pet-loss are described. Some assumptions on ontological representations of death, which might contribute to explain the delegitimization of pet-grief, are discussed.
Keywords: Human-animal relationship; Mourning the loss of a pet; Ontological representation of death; Stereotypes; Antispecism

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Ines Testoni, Loriana De Cataldo, A special kind of grief. Cultural delegitimizations and representations of death in the case pet loss in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 3/2017, pp. 413-428, DOI:10.3280/PU2017-003004

   

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