Making Sense Of Bullfighting

Author: Reza Hosseinpour A
Editor: Punto Rojo Libros
ISBN: 1629347841
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Bullfighting evokes mixed feelings and many may feel hesitant to explore the subject. Whoever came up with such an idea? Surely they could have thought of easier and safer ways to entertain themselves. Also, why fight a bull as opposed to any other animal? Why pick on the bovine species that has been so useful to man since time immemorial? What is the cultural value and significance of such an act? How can one justify inflicting pain on the bull? Furthermore, why kill the animal? Why not carry out all the acts but let the animal live at the end? What is so special and necessary about killing? What are the roots and raison d’être of the bullfighting ritual? Why do bullfighters dress up in such an ornate manner? Where does all this pageantry come from? Why don’t we see more women bullfighters? Does bullfighting have a future? These are the questions that came to Reza Hosseinpour’s mind when he first moved to Spain and was exposed to bullfighting. For him the search was, and continues to be, a journey full of surprises. Perhaps the biggest surprise was to realise how revered the bull is. Unfortunately, this does not come across on television or in pictures. According to him, you really need to go to the arena to experience the public veneration for the bull. Respect for the bull is the most fundamental aspect, and lies at the very core of bullfighting. Bullfighting is a profoundly misunderstood subject, and in this book Reza Hosseinpour shares his insights in search of the answers to the many questions the subject raises.

Making Sense Of Bullfighting

Author: Reza Hosseinpour
Editor: Punto Rojo Libros S.L.
ISBN: 9788416068012
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This is the full color version of the book. There is also a Black and White edition at a lower price. Bullfighting evokes mixed feelings and many may feel hesitant to explore the subject. Whoever came up with such an idea? Surely they could have thought of easier and safer ways to entertain themselves. Also, why fight a bull as opposed to any other animal? Why pick on the bovine species that has been so useful to man since time immemorial? What is the cultural value and significance of such an act? How can one justify inflicting pain on the bull? Furthermore, why kill the animal? Why not carry out all the acts but let the animal live at the end? What is so special and necessary about killing? What are the roots and raison d'etre of the bullfighting ritual? Why do bullfighters dress up in such an ornate manner? Where does all this pageantry come from? Why don't we see more women bullfighters? Does bullfighting have a future? These are the questions that came to Reza Hosseinpour's mind when he first moved to Spain and was exposed to bullfighting. For him the search was, and continues to be, a journey full of surprises. Perhaps the biggest surprise was to realise how revered the bull is. Unfortunately, this does not come across on television or in pictures. According to him, you really need to go to the arena to experience the public veneration for the bull. Respect for the bull is the most fundamental aspect, and lies at the very core of bullfighting. Bullfighting is a profoundly misunderstood subject, and in this book Reza Hosseinpour shares his insights in search of the answers to the many questions the subject raises."

Flamenco And Bullfighting

Author: Adair Landborn
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476619573
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Flamenco dance and bullfighting are parallel arts with shared traditions, performance conventions and vocabularies of movement. This volume introduces readers to an ongoing discussion in Spanish scholarship about the links between these two quintessentially Spanish arts. The author—a dancer and a student of bullfighting—describes the informal practice of both arts in private settings and their emergence as formal public rituals in the bullfighting arena and on the flamenco stage. Key bullfighting techniques and their influence on flamenco dance style are discussed in the context of understanding the worldview and kinesthetic culture of Spain.

A Companion To Hemingway S Death In The Afternoon

Author: Miriam B. Mandel
Editor: Camden House
ISBN: 9781571134097
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New, carefully focused essays providing a thorough examination of Hemingway's groundbreaking non-fictional work.

Making The City Their Own

Author: Christina Marie Jimenez
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The Politics Of Symbolic Negotiation

Author: Alberto Bouroncle
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Every Night S A Bullfight

Author: John Gardner
Editor: Michael Joseph
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It is the opening night of the Shireston Festival Company's new season. A season which began for Douglas Silver last summer when the trustees responsible for the Festival appointed him Director with a free hand and a generous budget. Convinced that the Shakespearian dramas mirror the problems that beset modern society, Douglas feels sure that by presenting Shakespeare in a radically new light he will rescue Shireston from the obscurity into which it has gradually sunk over the years. Will the audience accept his radical interpretation of Romeo and Juliet? Will they accept a celebrated black night-club singer as Othello? Or will they dismiss it all as a cheap gimmick? It is their reaction on this opening night which will decide the entire future of the Shireston and the career of Douglas Silver.

The Arizona Quarterly

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Austria And France

Author: Robert Vilain
Editor: Routledge
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Austrian Studies is an annual journal reflecting sustained interest in the distinctive cultural traditions of the Habsburg Empire and the Austrian Republic. By publishing a wide range of articles in English, together with a selection of book reviews, it aims to make recent research accessible to a broadly based international readership. Literature is considered in relation to psychology, philosophy, political theory, music, theatre, film, and the visual arts. 'Austrian' includes German-language culture of former areas of the Habsburg Empire, such as Prague and the Bukovina, as well as the work of people of Austrian origin living abroad. Austrian interactions with other linguistic and ethnic groups - the Jewish communities of Austria-Hungary, for example - will also be taken into account. theme, and reviews of the most important recent publications in the field of Austrian Studies. Each volume will also include a substantial review article devoted to keeping readers up-to-date with the very latest Austrian literature and with major cultural debates and events.

Making Sense Of Sport

Author: Ernest Cashmore
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An introductory textbook which draws on a wide range of disciplines in order to explain the field of sport. The text defines basic terms, provides a framework for studying key problem areas, and is illustrated with examples from international sport.

The Gospel Of Kindness

Author: Associate Professor of American Studies History and Women's and Gender Studies Janet M Davis
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199733155
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"From Sarah McLachlan as spokesperson in ASPCA commercials to Animal Cops television shows, the prevention of cruelty against animals seems a core value in American society. Yet flogging horses, betting on cockfights, and shooting species of birds to extinction to adorn women's hats were once common. After the Civil War a culture of animal advocacy developed in the United States. How and why a social movement centered on the defense of animals came about--and how this changed American culture--is the subject of Janet Davis' wide-ranging book. Janet Davis describes a period during which animal power was gradually being replaced by industrial power. Animal welfare organizations developed out of an urban setting, as humane societies mandated the humane treatment of laboring horses and oxen, combated vivisection, demanded care of animals bound for stockyards and for circus shows, and called for an end to the needless killing of birds for fashion. Advocates also preached the gospel of kindness abroad in India, Morocco, Turkey, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, seeing kindness toward animals as a crucial part of modern American values that should replace the ways of backward cultures. Drawing heavily on religious faith, animal humanitarians connected animal welfare with virtually all facets of life--food, sanitation, entertainment, literature, labor, transportation, and many other topics--and made those they reached with their message think carefully about what divides humans and animals"--

Bullfight

Author: Peter Buckley
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At Home At War

Author: Jennifer Anne Haytock
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ISBN: 9780814251119
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This study demonstrates that such literary divisions as war novel and domestic novel limit readers' understanding of the ways these categories rely on and respond to each other. Haytock argues that gender creates an ideological context through which both domesticity and war are viewed and understood; issues of home and violence are intricately related for U.S. authors who wrote about the First World War. Haytock explores what war and domestic texts represent in light of the deconstructionist said in its cultural and historical context and seeing what is not said. Readers take food, shelter, and clothing for granted, and yet the way we treat them is part of what allows us to define ourselves as "civilized." In war novels and domestic novels by Temple Beiley, Ellen, Glasgow, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, John Dos Passons, Thomas Boyd, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Eudora Welty, the idea of home and domestic rituals contribute to the creation of war propaganda, the soldier's experience of war, and the home front's ability to confront the war after the fact. This approach helps literary criticism reject the separation of men's and women's writing, particularly but not only their writing about war.

Memoirs Of A Bullfighter

Author: Conchita Cintrón
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Lady Bullfighter

Author: Patricia McCormick
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Bulls Bullfighting And Spanish Identities

Author: Carrie B. Douglass
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In talking about bulls and bullfighting, observes Douglass, one ends up talking not only about differences in region, class, and politics in Spain but also about that country's ongoing struggle between modernity and tradition. She relates how Spaniards and outsiders see bullfighting as representative of a traditional, irrational Spain contrasted with a more civilized Europe, and she shows how Spaniards' ambivalence about bullfighting is actually a way of expressing ambivalence about the loss of traditional culture in a modern world.

Goya The Origins Of The Modern Temper In Art

Author: Fred Licht
Editor: Westview Press
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Presents Goya as a pivotal figure in the history of art and as the precursor of modern artistic sensibility and compares and contrasts Goya's art with that of his predecessors, contemporaries, and successors

Blood Sport

Author: Timothy J. Mitchell
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Describing how public animal slaughter came to occupy a central place in Spanish culture, this study attempts to unravel the strands of religion, class conflict, nationalism, political corruption and machismo that make bullfighting a microcosm of Spanish society.