The sport of kings : kinship, class, and thoroughbred breeding in Newmarket (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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The sport of kings : kinship, class, and thoroughbred breeding in Newmarket

Author: Rebecca Cassidy
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Rebecca Cassidy's ethnography of the British racing industry is based upon her own observations in Newmarket. Racing in Britain provides a lens through which ideas of class, status, tradition and hierarchy can be examined.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Cassidy
ISBN: 0521808774 9780521808774 052100487X 9780521004879
OCLC Number: 49991526
Description: xi, 186 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
1. Introduction --
2. Headquarters --
3. Keeping it in the family --
4. At the races --
5. Having a flutter --
6. Going once, going twice ... --
7. One of the lads --
8. Doing it for Daddy --
9. Blood will tell --
10. Conclusions --
List of references --
Index.
Responsibility: Rebecca Cassidy.
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A 'behind the scenes' description of British flat racing based on the experiences of an academic living and working in Newmarket, regarded as the international headquarters of flat racing. Rebecca  Read more...

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