Cat Cafés and Dog Restaurants

  • Alice GiannitrapaniEmail author
Part of the Biosemiotics book series (BSEM, volume 17)


Starting from the assumption that space is a language and that food is also a language, what we will try to show in this paper is how these two languages, together, carry specific concepts of animality. For this reason, we will focus on two different places of food consumption that place animals at the centre of their proposal and that in recent years have spread in urban environments: cat cafés, where cats are conceived as subjects to pet, endowed with a predominantly emotional value, and dog restaurants, where dogs are in fact the real restaurant clients.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PalermoPalermoItaly

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