The Meaning of Horses: Biosocial Encounters

The Meaning of Horses: Biosocial Encounters



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815346715
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/27/2017
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dona Lee Davis is Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Dakota, USA.

Anita Maurstad is Professor of Cultural Science at The Arctic University of Norway.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Meaning of Horses (Dona Lee Davis and Anita Maurstad) PART 1: COMMODIFICATION AND IDENTITY 2. From Horses to Jesus: Saving Souls in the Transition from Pagan to Christian Scandinavia (Kristin Armstrong Oma) 3. Purity, Nobility, Beauty and Performance: Past and Present Construction of Meaning for the Arabian Horse (Christoph Lange) 4. From Servant to Therapist: The Changing Meaning of Horses in Finland (Riitta-Marja Leinonen) 5. From Working to Winning: The Shifting Symbolic Value of Connemara Ponies in the West of Ireland (Claire J. Brown) PART 2: COMMUNICATION AND RELATION 6. Learning to Communicate: The Triad of (Mis)Communication in Horse Riding Lessons (Katherine Dashper) 7. “Follow the Horse”: The Complexities of Collaboration between the Lasso-pole Horse (uurgach mor’) and his Rider among Mongolian Horse Herders (Charlotte Marchina) 8. My Horse is Not My Therapist: Embodied Communicative Practices and the Construction of Meaning in Dressage (Susan M. DiGiacomo) 9. The Human Horse Relationship Challenged by Pregnancy and Motherhood (Nora Schuurman and Maarit Sireni) PART 3: PERFORMANCE, PRACTICE AND PRESENTATION 10. An Introduction to Contemporary Native American Horse Culture: Notes from the Northwest Plateau (Amelia-Roisen Seifert) 11. Escaramuzas Charras: Paradoxes of Performance in a Mexican Women’s Equestrian Sport (Ana C. Ramírez) 12. Horse Things: Objects Practices and Meanings on Display (Anita Maurstad, Dona Lee Davis and Sarah Dean) 13. Commentary: Biosocial Encounters and the Meaning of Horses (Anita Maurstad and Dona Lee Davis)

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