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On Fox-hunting and Angling: Norbert Elias and the 'Sportisation' Process


Franklin, AS, On Fox-hunting and Angling: Norbert Elias and the 'Sportisation' Process, Journal of Historical Sociology, 9, (4) pp. 432-457. ISSN 0952-1909 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-6443.1996.tb00106.x


This paper examines Norbert Elias's thesis on the 'sportisation process' in the light of two hunting sports, fox-hunting and angling. While this analysis of fox-hunting is found unconvincing, his approach proves particularly useful in analysing the development of modern angling. The paper argues that Elias's thesis is too broadly applied and requires a more detailed analysis of the social milieu and culture of the players involved in changing and unchanging codes of play. In addition, it argues that the relevant differences between fox-hunting and angling can only be fully explained through the analysis of changing relations between humans and animals/nature.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Franklin, AS (Professor Adrian Franklin)
ID Code:7967
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Sociology
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-19

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