Gillett, James.

Sport, Animals, and Society. - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013. - 1 online resource (307 p.) - eBooks on Demand Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society . - Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society .

Cover; Sport, Animals, and Society; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Introduction; 1 Sport, Animals, and Society; Historical and Evolving Dichotomies; 2 Taming the Wild: Rodeo as a Human-Animal Metaphor; 3 Human-Horse Partnerships: The Discipline of Dressage; 4 The Masters of Nature: Golf, Nonhumans, and Consumer Culture; Human and Animal Relations; 5 ""The Horse Has Got to Want to Help"": Human-Animal Habituses and Networks of Relationality in Amateur Show Jumping; 6 From Sport to Therapy: The Social Stakes in the Rise of Equine-Assisted Activities 7 Taking Teamwork Seriously: The Sport of Dog Agility as an Ethical Model of Cross-Species CompanionshipEthics and Violence in Sport; 8 The Ethics of Interspecies Sports; 9 The Virtue of Compassion: Animals in Sport, Hunting as Sport, and Entertainment; 10 ""Necropsian"" Nights: Animal Sport, Civility, and the Calgary Stampede; Sporting Identities of Human and Animal Athletes; 11 A Star Is Born to Buck: Animal Celebrity and the Marketing of Professional Rodeo; 12 (Dis)Abled Riders and Equestrian Sports; 13 Branding Boundaries: Colonial Sporting Identities and the Racialized Body Future Directions14 Young Equestrians: The Horse Stable as a Cultural Space; 15 Embodied Communication: The Poetics and Politics of Riding; 16 Communion without Collision: Animals, Sport, and Interspecies Co-presence; Contributors; Index

This book advances current literature on the role and place of animals in sport and society. It explores different forms of sporting spaces, examines how figures of animals have been used to racialize the human athlete, and encourages the reader to think critically about animal ethics, animals in space, time and place, and the human-animal relationship. The chapters highlight persistent dichotomies in the use of and collaboration with animals for sport, and present strategies for moving forward in the study of interspecies relations.

9781135019143 187.5 (NL),156.25 (TX)


Animals -- Symbolic aspects.
Equestrian sports -- Sociological aspects.
Human-animal relationships.
Sports -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Sports -- Sociological aspects.


Electronic books.

GV706.5 .S6967 2013

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