Abstract

This research project aims to explore the micro-culture surrounding big game and trophy hunting as a sport within the United States. A review of scholarly literature and theoretical frameworks provide me with a foundation to begin my study. Through interviews with former hunters and content analysis of hunting outfitters’ websites, I was able to detect and analyze relevant themes that present themselves within this culture. I found that “nature and conservation,” “money and social class,” “hunting as a sport,” “rugged individualism,” and “masculinity and gender” were the most prevalent concepts surrounding big game and trophy hunting culture in the United States and provide readers with an investigation of these themes.

Advisor

Frese, Pamela

Department

Sociology and Anthropology

Disciplines

Social and Cultural Anthropology

Publication Date

2015

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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