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    Gender Work in a Feminized Profession: The Case of Veterinary Medicine.Jenny R. Vermilya & Leslie Irvine - 2010 - Gender and Society 24 (1):56-82.
    Veterinary medicine has undergone dramatic, rapid feminization while in many ways remaining gendered masculine. With women constituting approximately half of its practitioners and nearly 80 percent of students, veterinary medicine is the most feminized of the comparable health professions. Nevertheless, the culture of veterinary medicine glorifies stereotypically masculine actions and attitudes. This article examines how women veterinarians understand the gender dynamics within the profession. Our analysis reveals that the discursive strategies available to women sustain and justify the status quo, and (...)
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    Filling the ark: animal welfare in disasters.Leslie Irvine - 2009 - Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
    Companion animals -- Animals on factory farms -- Birds and marine wildlife -- Animals in research facilities -- Conclusion: Noah's task.
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  3. Animal Problems/People Skills: Emotional and Interactional Strategies in Humane Education.Leslie Irvine - 2002 - Society and Animals 10 (1):63-91.
    Recent changes in the organizational culture of nonhuman animal sheltering, coupled with attitudes that are more progressive toward companion animals, have made shelters into resources rather than last resorts. Consequently, shelter workers need the "people skills" to communicate to a public that urgently needs accurate information about animal behavior and training. This poses a difficulty for workers drawn to working with animals but who find themselves working with people. Based on participant observation and informed by social psychology and the sociology (...)
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