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How wild boar hunting is becoming a battleground

Von Essen, Erica (2020). How wild boar hunting is becoming a battleground. Leisure Sciences. 42 , 552–569
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Sport hunting has been shaped by modernization processes such as commoditization and rationalization. But these processes have also precipitated counterreactions seeking to return hunting to a state of authenticity. This is manifested in the rise of atavism such as bowhunting and exemplified in an embodied turn that involves a more intimate and care-based relationship with wildlife. Many hunters today are demarcated into “communities of practice” on the basis of how they are positioned in relation to these contradicting trends. In this article, I investigate what happens when such trends and leisure communities of practice collide, using a case study of wild boar hunting. I show how the wild boar becomes a nexus for the contradictions of modernization. This is discussed, first, as to what this means for wild boar welfare and, second, as to what sorts of identities, values, and ethics the wild boar brings about among hunters.

Authors/Creators:Von Essen, Erica
Title:How wild boar hunting is becoming a battleground
Series Name/Journal:Leisure Sciences
Year of publishing :2020
Page range:552–569
Number of Pages:18
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 6 Humanities > 605 Other Humanities > Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 504 Sociology > Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 504 Sociology > Social Anthropology
Keywords:atavism, fair chase, hunting, identity, modernization, nature
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Alternative URL:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01490400.2018.1550456
ID Code:22148
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
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Deposited On:08 Feb 2021 15:44
Metadata Last Modified:12 Sep 2022 04:40

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