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A Lleyn Sweep for Local Sheep? Breed Societies and the Geographies of Welsh Livestock.

Yarwood, R. and Evans, Nick (2006) A Lleyn Sweep for Local Sheep? Breed Societies and the Geographies of Welsh Livestock. Environment and Planning A, 38. pp. 1307-1326.

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In this paper we use Bourdieu's concept of habitus to examine human animal relationships within capitalist agricultural systems. In the first part of the paper we examine how Bourdieu's ideas have been used by academics to provide insights into the ways that livestock affect and are affected by farming practice. In the second part we build on these conceptual, empirical, and policy insights by examining some of the national and international social networks that contribute to human animal relationships in capitalistic farming.We focus on a case study of Welsh livestock and, in particular, the historic and contemporary roles that breed societies play in the imagination of farm animals and the creation of capitals in agriculture.

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This article builds upon the author's reputation for work in the emerging geographical sub-field of animal geography and in promoting an encultured agriculture. It builds upon work originally conducted for the Countryside Council for wales, but re-written using philosophical insights from human geography.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Pierre Bourdieu, agriculture, Ccpitalism
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Nick Evans
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2007 10:39
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015 15:06

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