Southern Hunting in Black and White

Southern Hunting in Black and White

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For many Southern men living in or close to rural landscapes, hunting is a passion. But it is not a timeless activity in a cultural void. Whether pursuers of fox or raccoon, deer or rabbits, quail or dove, Southern hunters reveal for Stuart Marks complex patterns of male bonding, social status, and relationships with nature. Marks, who has written two outstanding books on hunting in Africa, was born and has long lived in the South. Examining Southern hunting from frontier times through the antebellum era to the present day, he shows it to be a litmus test of rural identity. qDrawing on the latest anthropological theory, statistical sources, extensive interviews, and historical research, [Marks] has crafted a multifaceted account of Southern hunting. Relations of race, property, gender, and region appear in fresh guises in this innovative and intriguing study. The portrayal of the contemporary state of hunting is especially interesting, revealing both the continuities with the past and the new pressures on the sport.q--Virginia Quarterly Review120; hounds, 124, 125, 127; spirit of competition, 123-24: tricks, 124; trophies, 125 firearms, ... See also cur Foxhound Stud Book, 100 fox hunter, 4, 96, 104, 115, 123; change in image, 97; aquot;Forks of the Creek, aquot; ... 230 frontier, 29, 30, 32 Full Cry, 247 furbcarer, 53; fox as, 78, 99 Fusionists, 56 futurity, 118-19 gallus, defined, anbsp;...

Title:Southern Hunting in Black and White
Author:Stuart A. Marks
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 1991


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