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The cockfight : a casebook

Author: Alan Dundes
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1994.
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A folklorist brings together 18 accounts of the controversial male-dominated ritual of cockfighting, discussing the intricate rules of the cockfight, the ethical question of pitting two equally matched roosters in a fight to the death, the emotional involvement of cockfighters and fans, and the sexual implications of the sport.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cockfight.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)891966458
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Dundes
ISBN: 0299140504 9780299140502 0299140547 9780299140540
OCLC Number: 28710883
Description: x, 290 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A barnyard cockfight of the fourth century / St. Augustine --
A cock fight from the Ming Dynasty / Yuan Hung-tao --
The rules of cockfighting / Jim Harris --
A London cockpit and its frequenters / Pierce Egan --
Cock-fighting in Puerto Rico / William Dinwiddie --
A cockfight in Tahiti / Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall --
California cockfight / Nathanael West --
An Irish cockfight / Michael O'Gormon --
The birds of death / Giles Tippette --
The fraternity of cockfighters : ethical embellishments of an illegal sport / Charles H. McCaghy and Arthur G. Neal --
Questions from a study of cockfighting / Laurin A. Wollan, Jr. --
Deep play : notes on the Balinese cockfight / Clifford Geertz --
Cock or bull : cockfighting, social structure and political commentary in the Philippines / Scott Guggenheim --
The cockfight in Andalusia, Spain : images of the truly male / Garry Marvin --
Zooanthropology of the cockfight in Martinique / Francis Affergan --
The gaucho cockfight in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Ondina Fachel Leal --
Cockfighting on the Venezuelan Island of Margarita : a ritualized form of male aggression / H.B. Kimberley Cook --
Gallus as Phallus : a psychoanalytic cross-cultural consideration of the cockfight as fowl play / Alan Dundes.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Dundes.

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A fascinating, scholarly look at the history of and worldwide popularity of the world s oldest, but male-dominated, sport, cockfighting. "The Indianapolis News ""

 
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