9780415363518

Physical Culture, Power, and the Body

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415363518

  • ISBN10:

    0415363519

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-06
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

During the past decade, there has been an outpouring of books on 'the body' in society, but none has focused specifically on physical culture - that is, cultural practices such as sport and dance within which the moving physical body is central.This book is intended to challenge old certainties about the body and physical culture and to investigate changing knowledge about the body and the ways in which the body has been, and is experienced, understood and transformed. Essays in the collection emphasise the connection between empirical material and theory.Contributors raise questions about the character of the body - specifically the relation between the 'natural' body, the 'constructed' body and the 'alien' or 'virtual' body. Includes:· Racial 'difference' and aptitude in physical culture· The medicalised body in sport· Disability and sport· Physical culture and female power in Islam· Athletics, Gymnastics, Boxing, College Sport, Dance, Kalari, Striptease and more.Physical Culture, Power, and the Body aims to break down disciplinary boundaries in terms of its theoretical approaches and its readership. The authors themselves come from different disciplinary backgrounds, demonstrating the widespread topicality of physical culture and the body, and the book will appeal to scholars from different disciplines.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii
Notes on contributors viii
Acknowledgements xi
Series editors' preface xiii
1 Introduction
1
JENNIFER HARGREAVES AND PATRICIA VERTINSKY
2 Movement practices and fascist infections: from dance under the swastika to movement education in the British primary school
25
PATRICIA VERTINSKY
3 Political somatics: fascism, physical culture, and the sporting body
52
IAN McDONALD
4 Sport, exercise, and the female Muslim body: negotiating Islam, politics, and male power
74
JENNIFER HARGREAVES
5 Producing girls: Empire, sport, and the neoliberal body
101
LESLIE HEYWOOD
6 Entertaining femininities: the embodied exhibitions of striptease and sport, 1950-1975
121
BECKI L. ROSS
7 The social logic of sparring: on the body as practical strategist
142
LOIC WACQUANT
8 Disabled bodies and narrative time: men, sport, and spinal cord injury
158
ANDREW C. SPARKES AND BRETT SMITH
9 'It's not about health, it's about performance': sport medicine, health, and the culture of risk in Canadian sport
176
NANCY THEBERGE
10 Welcome to the 'sportocracy': 'race' and sport after innocence 195
GAMAL ABDEL-SHEHID
11 Race and athletics in the twenty-first century 208
JOHN HOBERMAN
12 Technologized bodies: virtual women and transformations in understandings of the body as natural 232
KATE O'RIORDAN
Index 253

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