Cat Women

by Alice Maddicott
Cat Women

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When writer, folklorist, and animal-lover Alice Maddicott's beloved cat died, she found herself heartbroken. In her grief, she found herself studying certain images in her collections of old photos - domestic photos of women and their cats through the last hundred years, from all over the world. What did cats represent to the women who fed and cared for them? Where did the Crazy Cat Lady stereotype emerge from and which cultures revere rather than fear this relationship? Examining these questions and many more, Cat Women is fascinating and moving journey through a rich world of wild natures and domestic affections.
About the book

When writer, folklorist, and animal-lover Alice Maddicott's beloved cat died, she found herself heartbroken. In her grief, she found herself studying certain images in her collections of old photos - domestic photos of women and their cats through the last hundred years, from all over the world. What did cats represent to the women who fed and cared for them? Where did the Crazy Cat Lady stereotype emerge from and which cultures revere rather than fear this relationship? Examining these questions and many more, Cat Women is fascinating and moving journey through a rich world of wild natures and domestic affections.