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Dog Fighting: Performing Masculinity in Rural South Punjab, Pakistan

Kavesh, Muhammad


Dog fighting, along with other nonhuman-animal-fighting activities, is a popular pastime in rural South Punjab, Pakistan. This article explicates dog fighting and discusses its symbolic significance to those who control the game, organize it, and participate in the performance. In discussing the activity, the paper raises multiple questions: how do rural men develop an attachment to their fighting dogs? What motivates the men to engage in dog fighting? How is dog fighting a cultural practice?...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-02-13
Type: Journal article
Source: Society and Animals
DOI: 10.1163/15685306-12341606


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