2017. Item #16875
Adelman, Miriam, and Kirrilly Thompson, eds. Equestrian Cultures in Global and Local Contexts. Springer International 2017. 278p, a few photos, some in color. As new hardcover; no d.j., as issued. ** Chapters by many anthropologists and sociologists on the "social relations and cultural dimensions of equestrian practices across several continents," with a look at "new frontiers in the research on and practice of equestrianism." Covers Asia and the Middle East, Europe, North America, South America, and Africa--specific sports, the roles of women and stable workers, local economies, etc. Very academic but with information and insights that are hard to find elsewhere. A recent title in the happily growing field of equestrian studies. (Published at $99.00, now higher).