Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, Ulla Ekström von Essen
January 29, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138549593 - CAT# K375984
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
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Societal views on animals are rapidly changing and become more diversified: can we use them for our own pleasures, 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 inter-species relations? Through which methods can we give the horse a stronger voice and better understand of 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.
Jonna Bornemark, "Introduction: Subjectivity and Ethical Questions in an Equestrian World in Transformation"
Horses at work
1. Kendra Coulter, "Horses’ Labour and Work-Lives: New Intellectual and Ethical Directions"
2. Andrea Pettit, "Working Cowhorses in Multispecies Encounters"
3. Petra Andersson, "Who is the Horse? Horse Assisted Therapy as a Possibility to Understand Horses"
4. Henrik Lerner and Gunilla Silfverberg, "Martha Nussbaum’s Capability Approach and Equine Assisted Therapy: An analysis for both Human and the Horse"
Leadership, power, and training methodology
5. Anita Maurstad, "Put the Horse in Place: On Communicative Practices in Horse Human Relationships"
6. Paul Patton, "Power, Ethics, and Animal Rights"
7. Ulla Ekström von Essen and Jonna Bornemark, "Between Behaviourism, Posthumanism and Animal Rights Theory: Negative and Positive Reinforcement in Liberty Dressage"
8. Iris Bergmann, "He Loves to Race – or does He? Ethics and Welfare in Racing"
9. Crispin Parelius Johannessen, "Descriptive Falsterbo Moments – Or the Art of Equestrian Photography made Popular"
10. Kirrilly Thompson, "Dressge Dilemmas: Ethics where Sport and Art Collide"
11. Marie Fahlin, "wriding"
Negotiations in contemporary dressage
12. Mari Zetterqvist Blokhuis and Petra Andersson, "Riders’ Understanding of the Role of their Horse in Sports Dressage"
13. David Redmalm, "A Bifocal perspective on the Riding School: On Lévinas and Equine Faces"
14. Charlotte Lundgren, "What do Trainers teach their Riders about Horses and Riding? An Interaction Analysis Study of Sports Dressage Trainings"
15. Nora Schuurman and Alex Franklin, "Interpreting Animals in Spaces of Cohabitance: Narration and the Role of Animal Agency at Horse Livery Yards"
16. Monica Hammer, Madeleine Bonow, and Mona Petersson, "Perspectives on Horse Keeping and Welfare in Peri-urban Landscapes"