Horses, Power and Place: A More-Than-Human Geography of Equine Britain

Ward, Neil (2023) Horses, Power and Place: A More-Than-Human Geography of Equine Britain. Routledge, London. ISBN 978-1-032-59358-6

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Horses, Power and Place explores the evolution of humanity’s relationship with horses, from early domestication through to the use of the horse as a draught animal, an agricultural, industrial and military asset, and an animal of sport and leisure. Taking an historical approach, and using Britain as a case study, this is the first book-length exploration of the horse in the more-than-human geography of a nation. It traces the role and implications of horse-based mobility for the evolution of settlement structure, urban morphology and the rural landscape. It maps the growth and various uses of horses to the point of ‘peak horse’ in the early twentieth century before considering the contemporary place of the horse in twenty-first century economy and society. It assesses the role of the horse in the formation of places within Britain and in the formation of the nation. The book reflects on the implications of this historical and contemporary equine geography for animal geographies and animal studies. It argues for the study of animals in general in how places are made, not just by humans. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of animal geography and animal studies more widely.

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Additional Information: Neil Ward is Professor of Rural & Regional Development at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, where he was Deputy Vice Chancellor (2014–2021). He was Director of the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University (2004–2008), served as a Cabinet Office advisor on agriculture and rural affairs, and is author of Net Zero, Food and Farming: Climate Change and the UK Agri-Food System (Routledge, 2023).
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 May 2024 12:30
Last Modified: 28 May 2024 09:31
DOI: 10.4324/9781003454359

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