Social Functions of a Pet Graveyard: Analysis of Gravestone Records at the Metropolitan Pet Cemetery in Moscow
作者: Svetlana Bardina
作者单位: 1International Center for Contemporary Social Theory , Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences , Moscow , Russia
刊名: Anthrozoös, 2017, Vol.30 (3), pp.415-427
来源数据库: Taylor & Francis Journal
DOI: 10.1080/08927936.2017.1335099
关键词: AnthropomorphismGravestoneHuman–animal socialityMemorializationPet cemetery
原始语种摘要: ABSTRACT(#br)Nowadays, pets are often buried, mourned, and remembered as family members; present-day pet cemeteries are starting to resemble human burial grounds. This raises the question of what are the social functions of pet cemeteries. This study is based on the assumption that the main social functions of a cemetery are memorialization, providing a place for communication with the dead, and expressing hope for immortality. Thus, the paper proceeds with an analysis of these social functions on the basis of gravestone records at The Metropolitan Pet Cemetery in Moscow. Analysis of epitaphs suggests that the abovementioned social functions are largely applicable to this cemetery, albeit partly transformed. Companion animals are often commemorated as family members or as close friends of...
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  • inscriptions 批注
  • cemetery 公墓
  • spiritual 精神上的
  • resemble 类似
  • believe 认为
  • refer 参考
  • social 群居的
  • immortality 不死
  • grounds 根据
  • mention 谈到