Equine Cultures in Transition

The results did not reveal any national differences among riders despite the historical and cultural differences between ... The results point out the strength and coherence of the horse culture and traditions of equestrian sport, ...

Author: Jonna Bornemark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351002455

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Societal views on animals are rapidly changing and have become more diversified: can we use them for our own pleasure, and how should we understand animal agency? These questions, asked both in theoretical discourses and different practices, are also relevant for our understanding of horses and the human–horse relation. Equine Cultures in Transition stands as the first volume to bring together ethical questions of the new field of human–horse studies. For instance: what sort of ethics should be developed in relation to the horse today: an egalitarian ethics or an ethics that builds upon asymmetrical relations? How can we understand the horse as a social actor and as someone who, just like the human being, becomes through interspecies relations? Through which methods can we give the horse a stronger voice and better understand its becoming? These questions are not addressed from a medical or ethological perspective focused on natural behaviour, but rather from human acknowledgement of the horse as a sensing, feeling, acting, and relational being; and as a part of interspecies societies and relations. Providing an introductory yet theoretically advanced and broad view of the field of post humanism and human animal studies, Equine Cultures in Transition will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as human–animal studies, political sociology, animals and ethics, animal behaviour, anthropology, and sociology of culture. It may also appeal to riders and other practitioners within different horse traditions.

Un Stable Relations Horses Humans and Social Agency

El Rejoneo: Arte de Caballeros. Madrid: Egartorre. Lundgren, C. (2016). The Horse's Voice: How Trainers and Riders Make the Horse's Needs Relevant in Dressage Training. Paper presented to meeting on 'Equine Cultures in Transition', ...

Author: Lynda Birke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317381013

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 166

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This original and insightful book explores how horses can be considered as social actors within shared interspecies networks. It examines what we know about how horses understand us and how we perceive them, as well as the implications of actively recognising other animals as actors within shared social lives. This book explores how interspecies relationships work, using a variety of examples to demonstrate how horses and people build social lives. Considering horses as social actors presents new possibilities for improving the quality of animal lives, the human condition and human-horse relations.

The Liminal Horse

In the recent decades, a growing interest in animal studies on the one hand, and in material culture on the other, ... To this can be added Equine Cultures in Transition, a conference that combines panels on horse history and panels on ...

Author: Rena Maguire

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9786158182164

Category: History

Page: 316

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The historical horse is at once material and abstract, as is the notion of the border. Borders and frontiers are not only markers delineating geographical spaces but also mental constructs: there are borders between order and disorder, between what is permitted and what is prohibited. Boundaries and liminal spaces also exist in the material, economic, political, moral, legal and religious spheres. In this volume, the contributing authors explore the theme of the liminality of the horse in all of these historical arenas, asking how does one reconcile the very different roles played by the horse in human history?

Humans Horses and Events Management

2018, she organized the international conference 'Equine cultures in transition: Humanhorse relationships in work and play'. She is a rider and regularly competes in equestrian sport events. Víkingur Gunnarsson is an assistant professor ...

Author: Katherine Dashper

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781789242751

Category: Nature

Page: 233

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Horses are perhaps the most common non-human animal to feature in planned events, but although there is considerable research on equestrian sport, there is virtually none on equestrian events. This book begins to address this gap, using the National Championships of the Icelandic Horse as an extended case study to explain in depth the process of managing an event, as well as the larger theoretical implications of events management. Drawing on diverse viewpoints and theoretical perspectives, the book draws wider comparisons to connect events management to larger themes in the social sciences, such as human-animal relations; nationalism; place branding; event impacts; event experience; and inclusion and exclusion. The book is a contribution to two fields. In relation to human-animal studies, it focuses on how the Icelandic horse breed is marketed and celebrated through top-tier competition; whereas from an events management perspective, it considers the role of the event in community building, the practical and theoretical aspects of running a sustainable equestrian event, and the issues that arise in multispecies event contexts.

The Relational Horse

How Frameworks of Communication, Care, Politics and Power Reveal and Conceal Equine Selves Gala Argent, ... “Learning to Speak Horse”: The culture of “Natural Horsemanship. ... Equine cultures in transition: Ethical questions.

Author: Gala Argent

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004514935

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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The Relational Horse explores the possibilities of including the horse’s perspective into the study of human-horse relationships. Case studies from across a range of time periods, activities, and disciplines provide fresh ways to understand horses, themselves, in relationships with humans.

Regulating Sport for the Non Human Athlete

Ester Herlin-Karnell, “EU sports law and the equestrian world: A galloping area of increasing importance” (2013), ... of Human Bodies and Equine Minds in Riding School,” Conference Proceedings—Equine Cultures in Transition— Royal ...

Author: Jonathan G. Merritt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498556279

Category: Law

Page: 244

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This book evaluates the status quo of integrity management within sports that involve horses worldwide. It investigates the question of whether cheating is discouraged and fair play rewarded, both to an adequate degree.

Animal Labour

Martha Nussbaum's Capability Approach and Equine Assisted Therapy'. In Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions, edited by Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, and Ulla Ekström von Essen, 57–68. Milton Park: Routledge. Luxton, Meg.

Author: Charlotte E. Blattner


ISBN: 9780198846192

Category: Animal welfare

Page: 256

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Is animal labour inherently oppressive, or can work be a source of meaning, solidarity, and social membership for animals? This challenging question drives this thought-provoking collection which explores the possibilities and complexities of animal labour as a site for interspecies justice.The book assembles an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars who carefully grapple with the many facets, implications, and entanglements of animal labour, and who, crucially, place animals at the heart of their analyses. Can animals engage in good work and have humane jobs? What kindsof labour rights are appropriate for animal workers? Can animals consent to work? Would recognizing animals as workers improve their legal and political status, or simply reinforce the perception that they are beasts of burden? Can a focus on labour help to create or deepen bonds between animaladvocates and other social justice movements? While the authors present a range of views on these questions, their contributions make clear that labour must be taken seriously by everyone interested in more just and ethical multispecies futures.


... Imagining Fast and Slow Cycling Futures Cosmin Popan Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies Edited by Enes Bayrakli and Farid Hafez Equine Cultures in Transition Ethical Questions Edited by Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, ...

Author: Keming Yang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351373562

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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In recent years its medical implications have brought loneliness to the centre of attention of mass media, government agents, and the general public. However, as this volume demonstrates, loneliness is not merely a psychological, individual, or health issue. In multiple ways, it is a serious social problem as well. Yang urges fellow researchers and scientists to broaden the existing definition and classification of loneliness, to measure loneliness with greater accuracy, and to establish more specifically the connection between loneliness and particular illness. Drawing on vast sources of data including literary works, case studies, and large-scale sample surveys covering a broad spectrum of countries (Europe and beyond), the empirical research of this study produces and presents simple but effective evidence for the social nature and variations of loneliness. Examining loneliness at higher levels, including ethnic groups, classes, national cultures, and societies, Loneliness will appeal to students and researchers interested in areas such as sociology, pyschology, and mental health.

Queer Community

... Bayrakli and Farid Hafez 256 Equine Cultures in Transition Ethical Questions Edited by Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, Ulla Ekström von Essen 257 Loneliness A Social Problem Keming Yang 258 Queer Community Identities, Intimacies, ...

Author: Neal Carnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429639319

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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The context for this work is defined by a second wave of social and political activity contextualized by queer. For example, three, self-identified black, queer women started the Black Lives Matter movement. For a new generation, the first-wave reclamation of queer speaks to their position in a world that continues to marginalize and oppress, particularly sexually and gender fluid and non-normative people. Using empirical work carried out by the author, Queer Community describes queer-identified people, their intimate relationships, and how they are evolving as a unique community along politically-charged, ideological lines. Following an exploration of the history and context of ‘queer’ – including activism and the evolution of queer theory – this book examines how queer-identified people define the identity, with reference to ‘queer’ as a sexual moniker, gender moniker, and political ideology. Queer Community will appeal to scholars and students interested in sociology, queer theory, sexuality studies, gender studies, cultural studies, and contemporary social movements.

Comparative Sociology of Examinations

... Affects and Environments Rodanthi Tzanelli Bicycle Utopias Imagining Fast and Slow Cycling Futures Cosmin Popan Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies Edited by Enes Bayrakli and Farid Hafez Equine Cultures in Transition Ethical ...

Author: Fumiya Onaka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429881046

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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Contemporary societies are constructed, constricted, and constrained by various series of examinations. Governments of both Western and non-Western countries tend to conduct detailed, multi-layered and continuous systems of tests or examinations. International tests, such as PISA and TIMSS, have also been introduced to compare the relative performances of learners within diverse educational institutions across different countries. Examinations therefore provide a methodological pivot for comparing a range of societies. They enable us to contrast the West and the East; the North and the South; tribal and mass society; ancient and postmodern civilization; and so on. Comparing parallel societies from across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America, this book proposes fundamental transitions in sociological research from system to process and from communication to composition through intensive studies on examinations. It uses ethnographies, interviews, questionnaires, documents, statistics, and big-data analyses to make comparisons on broad scales of time and space. In so doing, it suggests hypotheses encompassing different kinds of societies in human history, including those in the Axial Age and the Modern Ages.