Mortal Stakes: Hunters And Hunting In Contemporary America Jan E. Dizard

ISBN: 9781558493650

Published: January 1st 2003

Hardcover

225 pages


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Mortal Stakes: Hunters And Hunting In Contemporary America  by  Jan E. Dizard

Mortal Stakes: Hunters And Hunting In Contemporary America by Jan E. Dizard
January 1st 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 225 pages | ISBN: 9781558493650 | 9.27 Mb

Each Autumn, millions of men and increasing numbers of women don camouflage or blaze orange outfits and go afield in the pursuit of game. For much of American history, there was no need to explain why they did this. Hunting was simply another aspectMoreEach Autumn, millions of men and increasing numbers of women don camouflage or blaze orange outfits and go afield in the pursuit of game. For much of American history, there was no need to explain why they did this. Hunting was simply another aspect of the annual cycle of planting, breeding and harvesting.

But modern hunting began separating from its agrarian roots well over a century ago, and although it has retained its connection to the metaphor of the harvest, the self-perceptions and motives of hunters today are no longer transparent, especially to non-hunters. Indeed, hunting - and those who hunt - have become targets of a vocal and growing array of critics.



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