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Gender and Equestrian Sport

Gender and Equestrian Sport Author Miriam Adelman
ISBN-10 9789400768246
Release 2013-06-20
Pages 216
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This volume brings together studies from various disciplines of the social sciences and humanities ( anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, history and literary theory) that shed light on the equestrian world as a historically gendered and highly dynamic field of contemporary sport and culture. From high level international dressage and jumping, polo and the turf, to the rodeo world of the Americas and popular forms of equestrian sport and culture, we are introduced to a range of issues that are played out at local and global, national and international levels. Students and scholars of gender, culture and sport will find much of interest in this original look at contemporary issues such as “engendered” (women’s and men’s) identities/subjectivities as equestrians, representations of girls, horses and the world of adventure in juvenile fiction; the current “feminization” of particular equestrian activities (and where boys and men stand in relation to this); how broad forms of social inequality and stratification play themselves out within gendered equestrian contexts; men and women and their relation to horses within the framework of current discussions on the relation of animals to humans (which may include not only love and care, but also exploitation and violence), among others. Singular contributions show how equestrian activities contribute to historical and current constructions of embodied “femininities” and “masculinities”, reflecting a world that has been moving “beyond the binaries” while continuing to be enmeshed in their persistent and contradictory legacy. ​



Gender Media Sport

Gender  Media  Sport Author Susanna Hedenborg
ISBN-10 9781317386339
Release 2017-10-02
Pages 144
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Despite the position that sport occupies at the centre of public attention, and despite the billions of consumers and immense coverage which it attracts from around the globe, it seems that the media prioritise coverage of only a very small fraction of sporting events, and a few prominent athletes. It goes without saying that sport in the media is dominated by men – they are a large majority among athletes, consumers, journalists, and producers. This book will shed new light on the long discussed question of gendered sporting coverage, in an era when the Olympics can be dubbed the ‘women’s games’. Some of the contributions present new perspectives such as: the relationship between media and sport in Poland; media presentations of men and women in gender ‘adequate’ and ‘inadequate’ sports; competition between women and men participating in the same events; the presentation of celebrities; and the framing of doping within the context of gender relations. Furthermore, the book focuses not only on athletes, sports and events, but also on consumers, such as hooligans and their brand of masculinity, and on journalists, such as Mike Penner, who attempted to transgress gender boundaries. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport in Society.



Equestrian Cultures in Global and Local Contexts

Equestrian Cultures in Global and Local Contexts Author Miriam Adelman
ISBN-10 9783319558868
Release 2017-07-02
Pages 278
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This edited volume demonstrates the broader socio-cultural context for individual human-horse relations and equestrian practices by documenting the international value of equines; socially, culturally, as subjects of academic study and as drivers of public policy. It broadens our understanding of the importance of horses to humans by providing case studies from an unprecedented diversity of cultures. The volume is grounded in the contention that the changing status of equines reveals - and moves us to reflect on - important material and symbolic societal transformations ushered in by (post)modernity which affect local and global contexts alike. Through a detailed consideration of the social relations and cultural dimensions of equestrian practices across several continents, this volume provides readers with an understanding of the ways in which interactions with horses provide global connectivity with localized identities, and vice versa. It further discusses new frontiers in the research on and practice of equestrianism, framed against global megatrends and local micro-trends.



Human Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure

Human   Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure Author Katherine Dashper
ISBN-10 9781317390268
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 194
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Riding, training and caring for horses are visceral experiences that require the immersion of both body and mind. This book provides an in-depth understanding of human–horse relationships and interactions as embodied in equestrian sport and leisure. As a closely focused ethnographic study of the horse world, it explores the key themes of partnership and collaboration in human–horse communication, the formation of individual and collective identities performed through involvement in the horse world, and human–horse interaction as an embodied way of being. This book argues that encounters between humans and horses can reveal the ways that human society has been and continues to be structured through intersection with nonhuman others. Equestrian sport and leisure provides an apt context for considering how such concepts of interspecies communication and collaboration are negotiated, managed, (mis)understood and performed, resulting in a uniquely embodied way of knowing and being in the world. Human–Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure is fascinating reading for anyone interested in equestrianism, human-animal studies, theories of embodiment, the sociology of sport, or sport and social theory.



Straight Ahead and Over Everything

 Straight Ahead and Over Everything Author Erica Munkwitz
ISBN-10 1303867249
Release 2014
Pages 524
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My dissertation explores the impact of women's participation in horse sports on gender norms, imperial ideology, and national identity in Britain over the long nineteenth century. Using rarely utilized sources such as riding manuals, sporting periodicals, and memoirs of Empire, I trace equestrian activities from fox-hunting to show-jumping, polo to pig-sticking. Though by riding sidesaddle women were made distinct and separate from male riders, the style actually facilitated their entry into the public sphere via sport. In full glare of the public gaze, women riders became either admired or admonished, respectable or risible, based on their own skills and power. At a time when the ideal Victorian woman was exhorted to exude domestic bliss within the home, female equestrians appeared to be the very opposite of what prescriptive literature demanded. Yet they transformed public opinion by making the masculine qualities fostered by riding---independence, self-possession, and capability---into positive feminine attributes. Female riders in Britain had created a "new woman" before there was the "new woman." Such confidence and flexibility also served them well around the British Empire. Here women revised not only social and cultural norms about domesticity and femininity, but they also transformed sport by abandoning the traditional sidesaddle for the man's cross-saddle in order to better pursue imperial activities such as polo and pig-sticking. In riding this way and adopting masculine sporting attire (literally wearing the breeches), women revolutionized gender construction, promoting a femininity not based on outward appearance but inward qualities. This imperial femininity significantly affected gender ideals within Britain, and well before the First World War or the achievement of the vote, female equestrians had achieved an important nonpolitical equality that resulted in the transformation of conventional social and cultural values.



The Paralympic Games

The Paralympic Games Author Keith Gilbert
ISBN-10 9781841262659
Release 2008
Pages 253
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Offers insights into the Paralympic Movement. This book covers aspects of the organization, development and life worlds of Paralympians, team management and coaches.



Becoming Centaur

Becoming Centaur Author Monica Mattfeld
ISBN-10 9780271079721
Release 2017-04-20
Pages 288
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In this study of the relationship between men and their horses in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, Monica Mattfeld explores the experience of horsemanship and how it defined one’s gendered and political positions within society. Men of the period used horses to transform themselves, via the image of the centaur, into something other—something powerful, awe-inspiring, and mythical. Focusing on the manuals, memoirs, satires, images, and ephemera produced by some of the period’s most influential equestrians, Mattfeld examines how the concepts and practices of horse husbandry evolved in relation to social, cultural, and political life. She looks closely at the role of horses in the world of Thomas Hobbes and William Cavendish; the changes in human social behavior and horse handling ushered in by elite riding houses such as Angelo’s Academy and Mr. Carter’s; and the public perception of equestrian endeavors, from performances at places such as Astley’s Amphitheatre to the satire of Henry William Bunbury. Throughout, Mattfeld shows how horses aided the performance of idealized masculinity among communities of riders, in turn influencing how men were perceived in regard to status, reputation, and gender. Drawing on human-animal studies, gender studies, and historical studies, Becoming Centaur offers a new account of masculinity that reaches beyond anthropocentrism to consider the role of animals in shaping man.



Social Work the Social Psychological Approach

Social Work  the Social Psychological Approach Author Glynis M. Breakwell
ISBN-10 9789400973022
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 312
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This book was created to describe the social psychological approach (SPA) to the social work process. It has long been asserted that social workers need to understand and use social psychology in their practice. Yet the literature avail· able to social workers has been limited. There have been no texts on social psychology specifically designed for social workers. Instead, social workers have been presented with various forms of individual psychology and macrosociol ogy. There is, however, an important contribution which social psychology, the study of the individual in a social context, can make to the social work process. This contribution is the central concern of this book. Consequently, the book is seen as filling a fundamental gap in the existing social work literature. The structure of the book is dictated by the belief that social workers and social psychologists should collaborate in evolving a social psychological model of social work practice. Such a model, the result of collaboration between a social worker and a social psychologist, is presented here. The book is addressed not simply to teachers and students of social work but also, specifically, to social work practitioners and to social psychologists besides all those who deal with social work problems. In addressing a wide audience, it is important to estab lish a lingua franca: social workers need to understand the basics of social psychology and social psychologists must understand the basis of social work practice.



International Livestock Congress Proceedings

International Livestock Congress Proceedings Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89052992609
Release 1996
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International Livestock Congress Proceedings has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from International Livestock Congress Proceedings also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full International Livestock Congress Proceedings book for free.



The Enlightenment and Its Effects on Modern Society

The Enlightenment and Its Effects on Modern Society Author Milan Zafirovski
ISBN-10 1441973877
Release 2010-12-25
Pages 367
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The Enlightenment of the late 17th and 18th century is characterized by an emphasis on reason and empiricism . As a major shaping philosophy of Western culture, it had a historical impact on the religious, cultural, academic, and social institutions of 18th century Europe. In this compelling volume, the author explores the lasting impact of Enlightenment thinking on modern Western societies and other democracies. With an interdisciplinary, comparative-historical approach this volume explores the impact of Enlightenment ideals such as liberty, equality, and social justice on current social institutions. Combining sociological theory with concrete examples, the author provides a unique framework for understanding modern cultural development, including a picture of how it would look without this Enlightenment basis. This work provides a multi-faceted approach, including: an historical overview, analysis of the Enlightenment’s influence on modern democratic societies, modern culture, political science, civil society and the economy, as well as exploring the counter-Enlightenment, Post-Enlightenment, and Neo-Enlightenment philosophies.



Exploring Sports and Society

Exploring Sports and Society Author Karl Spracklen
ISBN-10 9781137341600
Release 2014-12-12
Pages 272
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What is the relationship between sports and society? How can we understand sport in relation to physical activities, leisure and physical culture? In this far-reaching and inter-disciplinary textbook, Karl Spracklen brings together ideas and research from sports studies, sociology, cultural studies, history, philosophy and psychology, in order to explore the meaning and purpose of sports in society. Unique in its critical outlook, the text explicitly aims to challenge readers to question their assumptions about sports and physical culture, through chapters that focus in on the issues and controversies in sports and identify the tensions in the role of sport and physical culture in our everyday lives. Combining exposition of key concepts with critical analysis of relevant and up-to-date research examples, this informative and provocative textbook makes a distinct companion for students and lecturers across all sports-related courses, from sports science and physical education to sports studies and leisure studies.



Mathletics 100 Amazing Things You Didn t Know about the World of Sports

Mathletics  100 Amazing Things You Didn t Know about the World of Sports Author John D. Barrow
ISBN-10 9780393063417
Release 2012-06-18
Pages 298
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A math professor shows how math and physics can offer unexpected insights into the world of sports, from the g-forces experienced by gymnasts during the “giant swing” maneuver to an explanation as to why left-handed boxers have a strategic advantage. 15,000 first printing.



Catastrophic Injuries in Sports and Recreation

Catastrophic Injuries in Sports and Recreation Author Charles H. Tator
ISBN-10 9780802089670
Release 2008
Pages 761
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Catastrophic Injuries in Sport and Recreation is an essential reference guide to safe participation in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities. A masterful achievement of methodology, it is the first complete epidemiological study and analysis of all catastrophic injuries in all sports and recreational activities that occurred within a large defined geographical area with a large population: ten million people within the province of Ontario between 1986 and 1995. Concentrating on injuries that resulted in death or long term disability, the contributors identify both the personal risk factors for participants and the societal risk factors that are important causes for these kinds of injuries. Providing detailed analysis of 2154 case studies, the contributors demonstrate what went wrong in each event, and show how each injury could have been prevented. Recommending specific prevention strategies for a wide range of injuries, Catastrophic Injuries in Sport and Recreation is a practical medical reference for athletes and doctors alike.



Eating Disorders in Sport

Eating Disorders in Sport Author Ron A. Thompson
ISBN-10 9781135839673
Release 2011-01-19
Pages 300
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Over the past fifteen years, there has been a great increase in the knowledge of eating disorders in sport and effective means of treatment. In this book, the authors draw on their extensive clinical experience to discuss how to identify, manage, treat, and prevent eating disorders in sport participants. They begin by examining the clinical conditions related to eating problems, including descriptions of specific disorders and a review of the relevant literature. Special attention is given to the specific gender and sport-related factors that can negatively influence the eating habits of athletes. The second half of the book discusses identification of participants with disordered eating by reviewing symptoms and how they manifest in sport; management issues for sport personnel, coaches, athletic trainers, and healthcare professionals; treatment; and medical considerations, such as the use of psychotropic medications. A list of useful resources is included in an appendix, as well as a glossary of important terms.



Handbook of the Sociology of Education

Handbook of the Sociology of Education Author Maureen T. Hallinan
ISBN-10 9780387364247
Release 2006-11-24
Pages 588
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This wide-ranging handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective. Experts in the area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. A major reference work for social scientists who want an overview of the field, graduate students, and educators.



The A Circuit

The A Circuit Author Georgina Bloomberg
ISBN-10 9781599906881
Release 2011-05-24
Pages 288
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The A Circuit is the top of the top when it comes to horse showing. It's a world with its own rules and super-privileged lifestyles. Teens employ private tutors so they can travel the circuit all year showing horses that cost as much as some people's homes. Tommi, Kate, and Zara are all elite competitors on the circuit, but they come from totally different backgrounds. Tommi is a billionaire heiress trying to prove she has real talent (not just deep bank accounts). Kate puts the working in working student-every win has been paid for with hours of cleaning stalls. She's used to the grueling schedule, but Fitz, the barn's resident hot guy, is about to become a major distraction. And then there's Zara. She's the wild child of a famous rockstar, but she's ready to take riding seriously. Can a party girl really change her ways? Readers who enjoy peeking into the elite world of series of Gossip Girl or The A-List will feel right at home in this new series with its friendships, drama, and privilege set against a backdrop of competitive horseback riding.



Sport and Women

Sport and Women Author Gertrud Pfister
ISBN-10 9781134578245
Release 2005-07-26
Pages 304
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Although female athletes are successful in all types of sport, in many countries sport is still a male domain. This book examines and compares the sporting experiences of women from different countries around the world and offers the first systematic and cross-cultural analysis of the topic of women in sport. Sport and Women presents a wealth of new research data, including in-depth case-studies of 16 countries in North and South America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and Africa. In addition, the book offers comparative assessments of the extent to which women are represented in global sport and the opportunities that women have to participate in decision-making processes in sport. The book illuminates a wide range of key international issues in women's sport, such as cultural barriers to participation and the efficacy of political action. It is therefore essential reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology, culture and politics of sport.