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The Resource Empire of dogs : canines, Japan, and the making of the modern imperial world, Aaron Herald Skabelund

Empire of dogs : canines, Japan, and the making of the modern imperial world, Aaron Herald Skabelund

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Empire of dogs : canines, Japan, and the making of the modern imperial world
Title
Empire of dogs
Title remainder
canines, Japan, and the making of the modern imperial world
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Herald Skabelund
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1924, Professor Ueno Eizaburo of Tokyo Imperial University adopted an Akita puppy he named Hachiko. Each evening Hachiko greeted Ueno on his return to Shibuya Station. In May 1925 Ueno died while giving a lecture. Every day for over nine years the Akita waited at Shibuya Station, eventually becoming nationally and even internationally famous for his purported loyalty. A year before his death in 1935, the city of Tokyo erected a statue of Hachiko outside the station. The story of Hachiko reveals much about the place of dogs in Japan's cultural imagination. In the groundbreaking Empire of Dogs, Aaron Herald Skabelund examines the history and cultural significance of dogs in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Japan, beginning with the arrival of Western dog breeds and new modes of dog keeping, which spread throughout the world with Western imperialism. He highlights how dogs joined with humans to create the modern imperial world and how, in turn, imperialism shaped dogs' bodies and their relationship with humans through its impact on dog-breeding and dog-keeping practices that pervade much of the world today. In a book that is both enlightening and entertaining, Skabelund focuses on actual and metaphorical dogs in a variety of contexts: the rhetorical pairing of the Western "colonial dog" with native canines; subsequent campaigns against indigenous canines in the imperial realm; the creation, maintenance, and in some cases restoration of Japanese dog breeds, including the Shiba Inu; the mobilization of military dogs, both real and fictional; and the emergence of Japan as a "pet superpower" in the second half of the twentieth century. Through this provocative account, Skabelund demonstrates how animals generally and canines specifically have contributed to the creation of our shared history, and how certain dogs have subtly influenced how that history is told. Generously illustrated with both color and black-and-white images, Empire of Dogs shows that human-canine relations often expose how people-especially those with power and wealth-use animals to define, regulate, and enforce political and social boundaries between themselves and other humans, especially in imperial contexts
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Skabelund, Aaron Herald
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
  • Imperialism
  • Imperialism
  • HISTORY
  • Dogs
  • Imperialism
  • Japan
Label
Empire of dogs : canines, Japan, and the making of the modern imperial world, Aaron Herald Skabelund
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The native dog and the colonial dog -- Civilizing canines, or, domesticating and destroying dogs -- Fascism's furry friends : the "loyal dog" Hachik and the creation of the "Japanese" dog -- Dogs of war : mobilizing all creatures great and small -- A dog's world : the commodification of contemporary dog keeping
Control code
ocn763161318
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801463235
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801463235
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4qvhb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763161318
Label
Empire of dogs : canines, Japan, and the making of the modern imperial world, Aaron Herald Skabelund
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The native dog and the colonial dog -- Civilizing canines, or, domesticating and destroying dogs -- Fascism's furry friends : the "loyal dog" Hachik and the creation of the "Japanese" dog -- Dogs of war : mobilizing all creatures great and small -- A dog's world : the commodification of contemporary dog keeping
Control code
ocn763161318
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801463235
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801463235
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4qvhb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763161318

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