The Sport of Kings

Kinship, Class and Thoroughbred Breeding in Newmarket


Author: Rebecca Cassidy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004879

Category: Pets

Page: 186

View: 9707

This unique "behind the scenes" description of British flat racing is based on first hand experiences in Newmarket, the Suffolk town regarded as the international headquarters of the sport. Cassidy offers an insider's look at the rituals of horseracing--including those on the racecourse and at the bloodstock auction--and shows how racing, betting and the bloodstock industry are connected. Her insightful descriptions of the class structure of Newmarket explain how racing professionals preserve both the sport and their status quo.

Die Thyssens

Familie und Vermögen


Author: Simone Derix

Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh

ISBN: 3657779744

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 6954

Immenses Vermögen, transnationale Mobilität, ein globales Familiennetzwerk und erbitterte Konflikte sind die Kennzeichen der Familie Thyssen im 20. Jahrhundert. Ihr Vermögen bietet den zentralen Schlüssel für das Leben der Thyssens seit dem letzten Drittel des 19. Jahrhunderts. Es ermöglichte extravagante Lebensweisen in Europa, den USA und Südamerika. Es stand im Zentrum heftiger Konflikte innerhalb der Familie; ihm galt in Kriegs- und Krisenzeiten aber auch die gemeinsame Sorge. Um es zu erhalten und zu mehren, entwickelten die Thyssens Strategien, ihr Vermögen international möglichst unsichtbar zu streuen. Sie nahmen dabei Praktiken vorweg, die in manchem dem globalen Finanzkapitalismus der Gegenwart nahe kamen. Erstmals nimmt die Studie das ganze Spektrum der Beteiligten im Zusammenspiel von Familie und Vermögen in den Blick – von den männlichen und weiblichen Thyssens über ihre Hausangestellten bis hin zu ihren zahlreichen Rechts- und Finanzberatern.

Zwei Bürgerleben in der Öffentlichkeit

Die Brüder Fritz Thyssen und Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza


Author: Felix de Taillez

Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh

ISBN: 3657784454

Category: History

Page: 546

View: 7799

Fritz und Heinrich Thyssen traten Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts als reiche Söhne des Konzerngründers August ins Licht medialer Öffentlichkeiten. Während der eine als Geldgeber Hitlers in die Geschichte einging, begründete der andere eine private Kunstsammlung von Weltrang. Öffentlichkeit stellt eine zentrale Kategorie im Leben und Handeln von Bürgern aus der Wirtschaftselite dar. Felix de Taillez untersucht das Medieninteresse an den prominenten Brüdern von Heinrichs frühen Skandalen bis zu Fritz' Aufstieg und Fall im NS-Regime. Das Buch arbeitet ihre unterschiedlichen Verhaltensweisen in der Öffentlichkeit und spezifischen Formen der Mediennutzung heraus – der eine zunehmend distanziert, der andere auch international umso exponierter. Ihre Images waren gegensätzlich: Fritz Thyssen als politisch engagierter "Wirtschaftsführer" und Heinrich Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza als ebenso weltläufiger wie zurückhaltender "Aristokrat".

The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology


Author: Richard Fardon,Oliva Harris,Trevor H J Marchand,Cris Shore,Veronica Strang,Richard Wilson,Mark Nuttall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473971594

Category: Social Science

Page: 1184

View: 9857

In two volumes, the SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology provides the definitive overview of contemporary research in the discipline. It explains the what, where, and how of current and anticipated work in Social Anthropology. With 80 authors, contributing more than 60 chapters, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date statement of research in Social Anthropology available and the essential point of departure for future projects. The Handbook is divided into four sections: -Part I: Interfaces examines Social Anthropology's disciplinary connections, from Art and Literature to Politics and Economics, from Linguistics to Biomedicine, from History to Media Studies. -Part II: Places examines place, region, culture, and history, from regional, area studies to a globalized world -Part III: Methods examines issues of method; from archives to war zones, from development projects to art objects, and from ethics to comparison -Part IV: Futures anticipates anthropologies to come: in the Brain Sciences; in post-Development; in the Body and Health; and in new Technologies and Materialities Edited by the leading figures in social anthropology, the Handbook includes a substantive introduction by Richard Fardon, a think piece by Jean and John Comaroff, and a concluding last word on futures by Marilyn Strathern. The authors - each at the leading edge of the discipline - contribute in-depth chapters on both the foundational ideas and the latest research. Comprehensive and detailed, this magisterial Handbook overviews the last 25 years of the social anthropological imagination. It will speak to scholars in Social Anthropology and its many related disciplines.

Kinship and Beyond

The Genealogical Model Reconsidered


Author: Sandra C. Bamford,James Leach

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845454227

Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 2516

The genealogical model has a long-standing history in Western thought. The contributors to this volume consider the ways in which assumptions about the genealogical model—in particular, ideas concerning sequence, essence, and transmission—structure other modes of practice and knowledge-making in domains well beyond what is normally labeled “kinship.” The detailed ethnographic work and analysis included in this text explores how these assumptions have been built into our understandings of race, personhood, ethnicity, property relations, and the relationship between human beings and non-human species. The authors explore the influences of the genealogical model of kinship in wider social theory and examine anthropology's ability to provide a unique framework capable of bridging the “social” and “natural” sciences. In doing so, this volume brings fresh new perspectives to bear on contemporary theories concerning biotechnology and its effect upon social life.

Lines of the Nation

Indian Railway Workers, Bureaucracy, and the Intimate Historical Self


Author: Laura Bear

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231511515

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 4171

Lines of the Nation radically recasts the history of the Indian railways, which have long been regarded as vectors of modernity and economic prosperity. From the design of carriages to the architecture of stations, employment hierarchies, and the construction of employee housing, Laura Bear explores the new public spaces and social relationships created by the railway bureaucracy. She then traces their influence on the formation of contemporary Indian nationalism, personal sentiments, and popular memory. Her probing study challenges entrenched beliefs concerning the institutions of modernity and capitalism by showing that these rework older idioms of social distinction and are legitimized by forms of intimate, affective politics. Drawing on historical and ethnographic research in the company town at Kharagpur and at the Eastern Railway headquarters in Kolkata (Calcutta), Bear focuses on how political and domestic practices among workers became entangled with the moralities and archival technologies of the railway bureaucracy and illuminates the impact of this history today. The bureaucracy has played a pivotal role in the creation of idioms of family history, kinship, and ethics, and its special categorization of Anglo-Indian workers still resonates. Anglo-Indians were formed as a separate railway caste by Raj-era racial employment and housing policies, and other railway workers continue to see them as remnants of the colonial past and as a polluting influence. The experiences of Anglo-Indians, who are at the core of the ethnography, reveal the consequences of attempts to make political communities legitimate in family lines and sentiments. Their situation also compels us to rethink the importance of documentary practices and nationalism to all family histories and senses of relatedness. This interdisciplinary anthropological history throws new light not only on the imperial and national past of South Asia but also on the moral life of present technologies and economic institutions.

Masterminding Nature

The Breeding of Animals, 1750-2010


Author: Margaret E. Derry

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442626526

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 4614

Canadian historian Margaret Derry examines the evolution of modern animal breeding from the invention of improved breeding methods in 18th-century England to the application of molecular genetics in the 1980s and 1990s.

The Cambridge Companion to Horseracing


Author: Rebecca Cassidy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107495733

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 249

View: 5568

People have been racing horses for thousands of years, all over the world. Yet horseracing is often presented as an English creation that was exported, unaltered, to the colonies. This Companion investigates the intersection of racing and literature, art, history and finance, casting the sport as the product of cross-class, cosmopolitan and international influences. Chapters on racing history and the origins of the thoroughbred demonstrate how the gift of a fast horse could forge alliances between nations, and the extent to which international power dynamics can be traced back to racetracks and breeding sheds. Leading scholars and journalists draw on original research and firsthand experience to create portraits of the racetracks of Newmarket, Kentucky, the Curragh, and Hunter Valley, exposing readers to new racing frontiers in China and Dubai as well. A unique resource for fans and scholars alike, reopening essential questions regarding the legacy and importance of horseracing today.

Animals and Society

An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies


Author: Margo DeMello

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526768

Category: Nature

Page: 488

View: 9188

Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.

Regulating Commercial Gambling

Past, Present, and Future


Author: David Miers

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198256724

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 545

View: 661

Three quarters of the British population gamble (mainly on the National Lottery), and they generate around 46 billion pounds a year. This volume sets recent developments in the regulation and deregulation of its three primary forms - betting, gaming, and lotteries - against an account oftheir social and legal history. Many of the concerns that excite controversy today are little different from those with which the Home Office grappled for most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Based upon Home Office files and contemporary accounts, this book begins by evaluating how the law was used to control andsuppress popular gambling. Miers shows how and why prohibition gave way to the recognition that regulation offered a more effective method of controlling a social pastime that, by the mid-twentieth century, had become a feature of everyday life. Concerns over gambling have recently resurfaced, as a result of Government proposals to replace the existing strict controls with a regulatory regime that will give greater scope for licensees to adopt more competitive practices. Like the introduction of the National Lottery in 1994, these proposalsrepresent a marked departure from the traditional response: to permit but not to stimulate commercial gambling. The potential for expansion in opportunities to gamble raises concerns about the accessibility of gambling to children and the possibility of increased numbers of problem gamblers. Miersexamines the implementation and impact of the present law governing gaming and the National Lottery in terms of regulation and the enforcement of regulatory regimes. He focusses on how these regimes regulate the probity of the supplier, the supply of gambling opportunities, the nature of thetransaction, and the player's participation. The book concludes with an evaluation of the Gambling Bill, a draft of which was published in 2003 aiming to give effect to the Government's proposals.



Author: Barbara D. Miller,Bernard A. Wood

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Social Science

Page: 722

View: 6467

The first introductory anthropology text to present and integrate a four-field perspective, while simultaneously integrating important topics such as ethics, methods, gender, and race in all chapters. Co-authors Barbara Miller and Bernard Wood, a world-renowned biological anthropologist, are joined by three of the brightest new scholars in archaeology and biological anthropology to provide complete and in-depth coverage of each of the four fields of anthropology. Anthropology incorporates the most current discoveries and research and their impact upon the classics in anthropology. Through a four-field approach and carefully chosen examples, the text illuminates the key ideas of the different sub-fields and demonstrates how their issues are connected and how anthropology is relevant to today's world. Beautifully illustrated, Anthropology maximizes the effectiveness of the art program by building pedagogy into the captions of photos, figures, tables and maps. The result is an original and unique text, which provides students with the most faithful and holistic representation of anthropology available today. contains a wealth of multimedia across the four fields including documentary video footage, image bank, PowerPoint presentations, audio glossary, and more.

Risky relations

family, kinship and the new genetics


Author: Katie Featherstone

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781845201784

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 3020

More and more conditions are now identified as having a genetic component, and controversial new genetic technologies potentially have major consequences for social relations and self-identity. How do family members respond to the information that they have a genetically transmitted disease or condition? How do they communicate (or not communicate) about their shared heritage? How do they decide who to tell and who not to tell within their family? Richly illustrated with the real experiences of individuals and families, Risky Relations is essential reading for anthropologists and sociologists of health and medicine, specialists in family and kinship, and health professionals concerned with the treatment and counseling of clients with genetic conditions. The lived impact of genetic technology on understanding within families with genetic conditions has never been systematically explored.

Where the wild things are now

domestication reconsidered


Author: Rebecca Cassidy,Molly H. Mullin,Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781845201531

Category: Nature

Page: 309

View: 2432

Domestication has often seemed a matter of the distant past, a series of distinct events involving humans and other species that took place long ago. Today, as genetic manipulation continues to break new barriers in scientific and medical research, we appear to be entering an age of biological control. Are we also writing a new chapter in the history of domestication? Where the Wild Things Are Nowexplores the relevance of domestication for anthropologists and scholars in related fields who are concerned with understanding ongoing change in processes affecting humans as well as other species. From the pet food industry and its critics to salmon farming in Tasmania, the protection of endangered species in Vietnam and the pigeon fanciers who influenced Darwin, Where the Wild Things Are Nowprovides an urgently needed re-examination of the concept of domestication against the shifting background of relationships between humans, animals and plants.

Dolly mixtures

the remaking of genealogy


Author: Sarah Franklin

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Reference

Page: 253

View: 5958

A cultural analysis of Dolly, the cloned sheep.


Power, Grace and Decadence : Britain's Great Ruling Classes Since 1066


Author: Lawrence James

Publisher: Little Brown GBR


Category: Aristocracy (Social class)

Page: 438

View: 4986

For nine hundred years the British aristocracy has considered itself ideally qualified to rule others, make laws and guide the fortunes of the nation. Tracing the history of this remarkable supremacy, ARISTOCRATS is a story of wars, intrigue, chicanery and extremes of both selflessness and greed. James also illuminates how the aristocracy's infatuation with classical art has forged our heritage, how its love of sport has shaped our pastimes and values - and how its scandals have entertained the public. Impeccably researched, balanced and brilliantly entertaining, ARISTOCRATS is an enthralling history of power, influence and an extraordinary knack for survival.


annali di storia e civiltà del gioco


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports

Page: 232

View: 8520

Horse Stories

Rethinking the Human-animal Divide


Author: Natalie Corinne Hansen

Publisher: N.A



Page: 338

View: 3263

Breeds of empire

the 'invention' of the horse in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa, 1500-1950


Author: Greg Bankoff,Sandra Swart

Publisher: Nordic Inst of Asian Studies

ISBN: 9788776940140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

View: 1344

This book explores the "invention" of specific breeds of horse in the context of imperial design and colonial trade routes. Divided into two sections, it deals respectively with the introduction, invention, and use of the horse in the Philippines, Thailand, and southern Africa, as well as examining its roots and evolution within Indonesia. The study is supplemented by a discussion of the colonial trade in horses within the Indian Ocean and by introductory and concluding sections that discuss the historiographical and methodological problems associated with writing a more species- or horse-centric history.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport


Author: David Levinson,Karen Christensen

Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 9780974309118

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1816

View: 1528

"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher.