Wild games : hunting and fishing traditions in North America / edited by Dennis Cutchins and Eric A. Eliason
- Predators and prey: on hunting and human identity / Christian Diehm -- Great Plains coyote coursing: biofacts and a new folkloristic understanding of animals / Eric A. Eliason -- Blood culture and the problem of decadence / Jeffrey P. Cain -- "This is why we hunt": social-psychological meaning of the traditions and rituals of deer camp / Simn J. Bronner -- Elitism, keeping secrets, and fly fishing the Intermountain West / Dennis Cutchins -- Ecology and identity in the northwoods: Finnish American poaching techniques and narratives / Tim Frandy -- Mountain lions and sport hunting in the American West / Frank Van Nuys -- Contemporary Basque shepherds of the American West: in harmony with animals and nature / Jacqueline S. Thursby -- Becoming an outdoors-woman: serenity outdoors / Diane Humphrey Lueck -- Fishing and women: new developments and trends / John F. Bratzel -- Fishing familial waters: a personal essay / Phillip A. Snyder -- Deep roots: meditation on three photos / Stephen Bodio.
- "Humans understand at least some of what it means to be human, both literally and figuratively, in reference to wild animals. Our relationships with wildlife have traditionally been expressed in terms of hunting; more recently, these relationships have also been manifest as efforts to prevent hunting. Hunting and fishing traditions are, in fact, under fire by critics at the same time that they are receding of their own accord - perhaps becoming even more endangered than any of the pursued animals. These traditions form the major focus of Wild Games, a new collection of essays that looks at the folklore and culture of various hunting and fishing practices, documenting the central importance of hunting to many rural societies, even in modern times." "Editors Dennis Cutchins and Eric Eliason contend that hunters often don't perceive of themselves as separate from the wild but, rather, identify strongly with a natural order - integrated with, rather than standing apart from, the fluctuation of ecosystems. And they frequently don't see wild animals as "set apart" but understand them as food sources, competitors, friendly rivals, and even equals." "Featuring contributions from a variety of distinguished scholars and writers - including an essay by the noted folklorist Simon Bronner on the culture of the deer camp, a fascinating account of coyote tracking by Eric Eliason, and an examination of the role of gender in outdoor life by Diane Humphrey Lueck - this book shows how the traditions of hunting and fishing tend to bind hunter and prey into ancient patterns that often defy contemporary culture."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9781572336704 (hardcover)
- Ronald A. Smith Sports History Book Collection.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Harrisburg copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2009.
- Endowment Note:
- Paterno Libraries Endowment (Harrisburg)
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