The Global Pigeon

The Global Pigeon Super fun read It felt like reading a travel journal mixed with an adventure novel at times, while at other times giving the intellectual gymnastics and deeper understanding of the world that you re looking for in non fiction Despite the title, in addition to an introduction to the now fascinating world of pigeon racing, this book is really about humans He s a great story teller, and basically shows, through the lives of folks he s met around the world, how we ve influenced the species, and how they ve influenced us who knew that pigeons and coops were involved in the complex issues like gentrification Full review coming This book is a much read and referenced part of my growing library of Avian and Pigeon books From his earlier studies as an urban sociologist, Jerolmack has becomea Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at NYU He also offers classes on human animal relationships Knowledge about these interactions has rapidly become an urgent matter, at least in New York City BY reading this book, I can now separate sociological aspects of pigeons in the city from all my other concerns. The Pigeon Is The Quintessential City Bird Domesticated Thousands Of Years Ago As A Messenger And A Source Of Food, Its Presence On Our Sidewalks Is So Common That People Consider The Bird A Nuisance If They Notice It At All Yet Pigeons Are Also Kept For Pleasure, Sport, And Profit By People All Over The World, From The Pigeon Wars Waged By Breeding Enthusiasts In The Skies Over Brooklyn To The Million Dollar Pigeon Race Held Every Year In South AfricaDrawing On Than Three Years Of Fieldwork Across Three Continents, Colin Jerolmack Traces Our Complex And Often Contradictory Relationship With These Versatile Animals In Public Spaces Such As Venice S Piazza San Marco And London S Trafalgar Square And In Working Class And Immigrant Communities Of Pigeon Breeders In New York And Berlin By Exploring What He Calls The Social Experience Of Animals, Jerolmack Shows How Our Interactions With Pigeons Offer Surprising Insights Into City Life, Community, Culture, And Politics Theoretically Understated And Accessible To Interested Readers Of All Stripes, The Global Pigeon Is One Of The Best And Most Original Ethnographies To Be Published In Decades

I am an assistant professor of sociology and environmental studies at NYU, where I also teach courses on human animal relations An urban sociologist by training, I started writing about pigeons after one defecated on me and I realized that the pigeon is the quintessential city bird but one that many people love to hate After learning about the working class male subculture of pigeon racing in B

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Global Pigeon
  • Colin Jerolmack
  • English
  • 20 December 2017
  • 9780226001890

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