Embodied Sporting Practices

Embodied Sporting Practices : Regulating and Regulatory Bodies

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This is a book about bodies; material bodies and their practices and the regulatory bodies that shape embodied selves and their experiences. Sport is the focus for an examination of the links and intersections between lived bodies and the body politic and its disciplinary apparatuses.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 206 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18mm | 381.02g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • biography
  • 0230218059
  • 9780230218055
  • 1,759,065

Review quote

'Woodward's work here offers a new understanding of embodied experiences in sport, and it opens up space for future feminist and other social scientific investigations of embodied human experience.' - Katie Snyder Marr, Michigan Technological University, USA

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About Kath Woodward

Kath Woodward is Professor of Sociology and Head of Department in the Sociology Department at the Open University, UK. Her interests bring together feminist theory, gender studies and sport. She is author of Boxing, Masculinity and Identity, Social Sciences: The Big Issues, Why Feminism Matters, Embodied Sporting Practices, and Sex, Power and the Games.

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Table of contents

Introduction: Regulating Bodies; Regulatory Bodies Body Matters Sport Bodies at Play Equalities and Inequalities Embodied Selves Situated Bodies, Bodies as Situations Beyond Text: Spectacles, Sensations and Affects Beyond Bodies Conclusion Bibliography

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