Confrontations and Donations: Encounters between Homeless Pet Owners and the Public

Confrontations and Donations: Encounters between Homeless Pet Owners and the Public

This study examines the interactions between homeless pet owners and the domiciled public with a focus on how the activities of pet ownership help construct positive personal identities. Homeless people are often criticized for having pets. They counter these attacks using open and contained responses to stigmatization. (Author)

JOURNAL: The Sociological Quarterly
VOLUME: 53
ISSUE: 1
PAGES: 25-43
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

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