Dog Sledding in Norway

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Rune Waaler, Knut Skjesol (Eds.)

Multidisciplinary Research Perspectives

ISBN 978-3-643-91097-4
Band-Nr. 28
Jahr 2019
Seiten 308
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Ethnologie: Forschung und Wissenschaft

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-91097-4 Kategorien: , ,


The book is divided into three sections. The
first section lays out the historical and organizational
development of dog sledding in Norway, and analyses the
phenomenon in the context of modernity.

There is also a discussion of nature experiences as an
element of dog sledding. The second section focuses on
ethical issues, notably the work to safeguard and enhance
the welfare of sled dogs in long-distance racing and

The last section provides analyses of the physiological and
psychological challenges of long-distance racing
(dehydration, sleep deprivation etc), and of motivational
factors in mushers.

Rune Waaler is Associate Professor in Sport
and Outdoor Life (friluftsliv) at The Arctic University of Norway, Alta

Knut Skjesol is Associate Professor at Nord
University, Norway.