By Lance van Sittert, Sandra Swart
The function of the puppy in human society is the connecting thread that binds the essays in Canis Africanis, every one revealing a unique a part of the advanced social historical past of southern Africa. The essays diversity broadly from matters over disorder, bestiality, and social degradation via playing on canine to anxieties over social prestige mirrored via breed classifications, and social uprising via resisting the puppy tax imposed via colonial specialists. With its specialize in canine in human background, this undertaking is a part of what has been termed the animal flip within the social sciences, which investigates the areas which animals inhabit in human society and how during which animal and human lives interconnect, demonstrating how various human teams build quite a number identities for themselves (and for others) by way of animals. So rather than conceiving of animals as purely ingredients of ecological or agricultural platforms, they are often comprehended via their function in human cultures.
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And T. Sisson, Just Nuisance AB: His Full Story (Cape Town, 1985). 79 ‘Report of the Chairman of the Federal Council for the year 1946/47’, SAKUG, 10 ( Jan. 1948), 268 and ‘Comment’, KUSA, 59 ( Jan. 1995), 14. CANIS FAMILIARIS: a dog history of south africa 19 Figure 3. 81 The enduring popularity of the alsatian (the top national breed 1952–89) and its brief displacement by the dobermann pinscher (1976–78) also reÁected escalating black opposition to apartheid after 1960, producing a clear preference for large, Àerce dogs on the part of the white public.
Chappel, ‘A strandloper skeleton found at Cape St Francis’, Diastema, 2 (1968/69), 37–9. A. Voigt, Mapungubwe: An Archaeozoological Interpretation of an Iron Age Community (Pretoria, 1983), 67. R. Schweitzer, ‘Excavations at Die Kelders, Cape Province, South Africa: the Holocene deposits’, Annals of the South African Museum, 78 (1979), 101–233. 42 tim maggs and judith sealy represent discarded human food-waste, from archaeological sites both before and after 2,000 years ago. 26 At all three sites, there are also sizeable numbers of sheep bones, indicating that the inhabitants kept domestic stock.
31 Woodhouse has argued that paintings of dogs with large round ears represent wild dogs, while those with pointed ears are intended to show domesticated 29 W. Batiss, The Artists of the Rocks (Pretoria, 1948); J. Rudner and I. O’C. C. Woodhouse, ‘Dogs in the rock art of southern Africa’, South African Journal of Ethnology, 13 (1990), 117–24. 30 P. Vinnicombe, People of the Eland (Pietermaritzburg, 1976), 153. D. N. Smithers, The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion, (Pretoria, 1990), 432.