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Equestrian Cultures in Global and Local Contexts

Editors: Adelman, Miriam, Thompson, Kirrilly (Eds.)

  • Provides new insights on human-horse interactions and how they are constructed by social, cultural and economic challenges
  • Extends our understanding of equestrianism beyond the commonly studied countries, cultures and geo-political regions
  • Emphasis on social, cultural, economic and political aspects of contemporary equestrianism
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Dr. Miriam Adelman is a Professor of Sociology and teaches in the Graduate Programs in Sociology and Literary Studies at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba, Brazil.  She has been involved in sociological research on the Brazilian equestrian world since 1995, focusing largely but not exclusively on gender issues therein.  She is co-editor of an earlier  Springer volume on equestrian practice, Riding around the World:  Gender in Equestrian Sport (Adelman and Knijnik, eds., 2013).   A longtime fan of the American Quarter Horse, she has recently shifted her favors, in light  of new encounters with the southern Brazilian Cavalo Crioulo.

Dr. Kirrilly Thompson is an Associate Professor at Central Queensland University’s Appleton Institute. She has conducted ethnographic research on human-horse relations and equestrian cultures since 2000. With interests in animal attachment, risk perception, and behavior change, Kirrilly has researched mounted bullfighting in Spain, showjumping in Europe and Eventing in Australia. In 2015, Kirrilly was one of ABC Radio National’s Top 5 Science Communicators Under 40. She lives in the locale of South Australia where she practices the global sport of dressage on a mare created from frozen semen imported from Germany.

Drs. Adelman and Thompson collaborated previously on the book ‘Gender and Equestrian Sport:  Riding Around the World’ (2013).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction to Equestrian Cultures in Global and Local Contexts

    Adelman, Miriam (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

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  • Women’s Agency and Corporeality in Equestrian Sports: The Case of Female Leisure Horse-Riders in Tehran

    Rahbari, Ladan

    Pages 17-33

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  • The New Equestrian Economy in China

    Forrest, Susanna

    Pages 35-61

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  • Global Equestrian Trends in Local Context: Where Are All the Women in Doma Vaquera Competitions in Southern Spain?

    Thompson, Kirrilly

    Pages 65-79

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  • Globalization and Equestrian Culture: The Case of Equitation in the French Tradition

    Pickel-Chevalier, Sylvine

    Pages 81-104

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55886-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55885-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85772-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Equestrian Cultures in Global and Local Contexts
Editors
  • Miriam Adelman
  • Kirrilly Thompson
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55886-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55886-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55885-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85772-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 278
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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