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GYM BODIES

EXPLORING FITNESS CULTURES

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9781138666269 ::  GYM BODIES
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9781138666269

Collection:ROUTLEDGE RESEARCH IN SPORT, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
Publisher:TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP
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Pages:220
Language:INGLES
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DRAWING ON EMPIRICAL RESEARCH, THIS FASCINATING NEW BOOK EXPLORES THE EMBODIED EXPERIENCES OF ‘GYM GOERS’ AND THE FITNESS CULTURES THAT ARE CONSTRUCTED WITHIN GYMS AND FITNESS SPACES.GYM BODIES OFFERS A PERSONAL, INTERACTIVE, ETHNOGRAPHIC ACCOUNT OF THE MULTIPLICITY OF CONTEMPORARY GYM PRACTICES, SPACES AND CULTURES, INCLUDING BODYBUILDING, CROSSFIT AND SPINNING. IT ARGUES THAT GYM BODIES ARE HISTORICALLY CONSTRUCTED, SOCIAL, SENSUAL, EMOTIONAL AND POLITICAL; THAT EXPERIENCE INTERSECTS WITH MULTIPLE EMBODIED IDENTITIES; AND THAT FITNESS CULTURES ARE PROFOUNDLY IMPORTANT IN SHAPING THE BODY IN WIDER CONTEMPORARY CULTURE.THIS IS IMPORTANT READING FOR STUDENTS, TUTORS AND RESEARCHERS WORKING IN SPORT AND EXERCISE STUDIES, SOCIOLOGY OF THE BODY, HEALTH STUDIES, LEISURE, CULTURAL STUDIES, GENDER AND EDUCATION. IT IS ALSO A VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR POLICY MAKERS AND PRACTITIONERS WITHIN THE FIELDS OF SPORT, LEISURE, HEALTH AND EDUCATION.

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING (OUR) GYM BODIES AND FITNESS CULTURESJAMES BRIGHTON, IAN WELLARD AND AMY CLARKCHAPTER 2: CONCEPTUALISING GYM BODIESJAMES BRIGHTON, IAN WELLARD AND AMY CLARKCHAPTER 3: A HISTORY OF GYMS AND THE EVOLVEMENT OF CONTEMPORARY FITNESSJAMES BRIGHTON, IAN WELLARD AND AMY CLARKCHAPTER 4: EMBODIED METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS JAMES BRIGHTONCHAPTER 5: GYM SPACES JAMES BRIGHTON, IAN WELLARD AND AMY CLARKCHAPTER 6: BEING PERSONALLY TRAINED IAN WELLARDCHAPTER 7: CROSSFIT JAMES BRIGHTONCHAPTER 8: SPINNING AMY CLARKCHAPTER 9: REFLECTIONS JAMES BRIGHTON, IAN WELLARD AND AMY CLARKAPPENDIX 1: JUDGEMENT CRITERIA EMPLOYEDAPPENDIX 2: WOD ACRONYMS IN CROSSFITAPPENDIX 3: THE ORIGINAL ‘GIRLS’

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