Horse People Thoroughbred Culture in Lexington and Newmarket Animals History Culture E–book/E–pub
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Never In Thrall Toin thrall to field or her paricipantsinformants she is as Michael Agar defined the a professional stranger One who as with many anthropologists must carefully mediate Graeco-Egyptian Magick respect for informants with critical analysis and insight with analysis in terms the community would use and understand and in terms developed from the outside which the community may notecognise She does this wellSecond Cassidy s gras. In Britain and North America Drawing from intensive field work in Suffolk's Newmarket and Kentucky's Lexington Rebecca Cassidy gives us the inside track on all players in the industry from the elite breeders and owners to the stable boys acetrack workers and veterinarians She leads us through horse farms breeding barns an.
IS IMPRESSIVE AND SHE DEPLOYS IT IN SUCH Aimpressive and she deploys it in such a as to tell us an awful lot about the acing industry the gendered assumptions it makes about power mares so often being litt than vessels for foals and the social claims it makes for its significance The close links between horse breeding theories all which seem dubious and late 19thearly 20th century theories of scientific acism and are both disturbing and stubbornAn impressive and important book. D yearling sales; explains training egimens; and us trackside on dayBut the history of Thoroughbred acing culture is than a collection of fascinating characters and exciting events Cassidy's investigation eveals the factors ethical cultural political and economic that have shaped the acing traditio. ,
Rebecca Louise Cassidy