This report is on contemporary processes related to horse breeding in Sakha (Iakutiia), northeastern Russia. I demonstrate the importance of the horse figure in the philosophy of the Sakha, a hunting and herding people of Siberia, as well as the parallelism between the diminishing utilitarian function of the horse and reinforcing symbolism in the post-communist context.
Ethnic Symbol in Post-Communist Sakha Republic (Iakutiia)
The Other Paul Muldoon
In this paper I argue that Muldoon’s recent Horse Latitudes (2006) rereads, in a way that corrects our misreadings, images of horses and horse-related images in his work, and that from this self-reading another Paul Muldoon emerges: the postmodern ironist we think we know will here give way to a poet of abjection and of ‘abject’ political sympathies, a figure it turns out was there all along.
A multi‐species ethnography of be(com)ing human and be(com)ing horse
Anita Maurstad, Dona Davis, and Sarah Cowles
A multi‐species perspective identifies and offers ethnographic insight into a variety of everyday, practical experiences and the roles they may play in shaping human–horse relationships. Analysis of narrative data from 60 open‐ended interviews with a wide variety of riders in Norway and the Midwestern USA identifies three central themes of co‐being. These are expressed, felt and voiced as embodied moments of mutuality, engagements of two agentive individuals and as a kind of anthropo‐zoo‐genetic practice, where species domesticate each other through being together. Co‐being as intra‐acting describes how horse and human meet and change as a result of their meeting. © 2013 European Association of Social Anthropologists.
What Kinds of Witness Does Literature Bear?
What follows is a personal exploration of some of the ways in which the language of literature can embody and exploit our complex, ambivalent attitudes to victim, perpetrator and bystander. I want to begin with W.H. Auden’s poem, Musée des Beaux Arts (1938), which is the source of my title.
The Infrastructure of British Equestrian Horse/Human ‘Partnership’
Rosie Jones McVey
apparently tight, dyadic relationship between horse and rider (described by my informants and equestrian ethnographers) as an infrastructural peculiarity, and to ask: What type of infrastructure supports this dyadic relationship? What organizes these
In August 2008, Georgia launched a large-scale attack to retake control
of South Ossetia, an enclave in the northern part of its territory
that had been trying to break away formally since the late 1980s. In
response, Russia bombed not only military but also civilian targets,
claiming that its intervention was meant to protect Russian citizens.
This quick escalation of events raised concerns about other unresolved
conflicts in the South Caucasus. In fact, within a few days, Russian
troops took control of South Ossetia and were ready to start a second
front in Abkhazia, another separatist area within Georgia.
turn my attention to two recent examples of art cinema, namely Béla Tarr’s The Turin Horse (2011) and Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin (2013), to which I will devote most of the remainder of this article. At one point, Smith makes the intriguing
Tomaz Šalamun, Pia Tafdrup, and Yehoshua November
6 poems from Tarkovsky's Horses (2006)
Walking Already I Feel Like an Old Man
Joachim Otto Habeck, Spencer Abbe, and Stephen Dalziel
. Joachim Otto Habeck Universität Hamburg Place and Nature: Essays in Russian Environmental History Edited by David Moon, Nicholas B. Breyfogle, and Alexandra Bekasova (Cambridgeshire, UK: White Horse Press 2021,), 343 pp. ISBN: 978
Thomas Klikauer, Norman Simms, Helge F. Jani, Bob Beatty, and Nicholas Lokker
World War (Gdansk), two branches of the Imperial War Museum (London and Manchester), the Canadian War Museum (Ottawa), and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Robert M. Jarvis , Gambling under the Swastika: Casinos, Horse Racing