Bayou Country Bloodsport: The Culture of Cockfighting in Southern Louisiana (Paperback)

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Cockfighting has had a long history in the United States. Now outlawed in all 50 states, the violent sport serves as a springboard to discuss controversial leisure activities. The author's fieldwork, beginning before the ban of cockfighting and conducted mainly in South Louisiana, provides the basis for discussions of issues of society, sport, risk, spectatorship, culture, entertainment, recreation reform, gambling, and other "purple leisure" activities.

About the Author


Jon Griffin Donlon is a professor in the department of Sport and Leisure Management at Tokai University, Tokyo, Japan. He divides his time between Japan and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786472475
ISBN-10: 0786472472
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: December 17th, 2013
Pages: 203
Language: English