By Alan Dundes
Originating greater than 2500 years in the past, cockfighting is likely one of the oldest documented activities within the world. It has persevered to flourish regardless of bans opposed to it in lots of countries. In The Cockfight: A Casebook, folklorist Alan Dundes brings jointly a various array of writing in this male-dominated ritual.
brilliant descriptions of cockfights from Puerto Rico, Tahiti, eire, Spain, Brazil, and the Philippines supplement serious commentaries, from the fourth-century reflections of St. Augustine to modern anthropological and psychoanalytic interpretations. many of the essays speak about the complicated ideas of the cockfight, the moral query of pitting both matched roosters in a struggle to the loss of life, the emotional involvement of cockfighters and enthusiasts, and the sexual implications of the sport. the result's an enlightening assortment for anthropologists, folklorists, sociologists, and psychologists, in addition to fans of this old blood sport.
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