Featuring the leading scholars of bodybuilding and the body as well as emerging voices, this volume will be a key addition to the fields of Sociology, Sport Studies, and Cultural Studies.
Author: Adam Locks
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS
In recent years the ‘body’ has become one of the most popular areas of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Bodybuilding, in particular, continues to be of interest to scholars of gender, media, film, cultural studies and sociology. However, there is surprisingly little scholarship available on contemporary bodybuilding. Critical Readings in Bodybuilding is the first collection to address the contemporary practice of bodybuilding, especially the way in which the activity has become increasingly more extreme and to consider much neglected debates of gender, eroticism, and sexuality related to the activity. Featuring the leading scholars of bodybuilding and the body as well as emerging voices, this volume will be a key addition to the fields of Sociology, Sport Studies, and Cultural Studies.
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Author: Dimitris Liokaftos
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Sports & Recreation
Bodybuilding has become an increasingly dominant part of popular gym culture within the last century. Developing muscles is now seen as essential for both general health and high performance sport. At the more extreme end, the monstrous built body has become a pop icon that continues to provoke fascination. This original and engaging study explores the development of male bodybuilding culture from the nineteenth century to the present day, tracing its transformations and offering a new perspective on its current extreme direction. Drawing on archival research, interviews, participant observation, and discourse analysis, this book presents a critical mapping of bodybuilding’s trajectory. Following this trajectory through the wider sociocultural changes it has been a part of, a unique combination of historical and empirical data is used to investigate the aesthetics of bodybuilding and the shifting notions of the good body and human nature they reflect. This book will be fascinating reading for all those interested in the history and culture of bodybuilding, as well as for students and researchers of the sociology of sport, gender and the body.
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Author: Chris Haywood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
Across Europe we are witnessing a series of events that are drawing upon representations of men and masculinity that are rupturing the social fabric of everyday life. For example, media reports of social unrest, misogynous hate crime, religious extremism, drug trafficking and political Far Right mobilization often have been at the centre of the discussion the figure of the apathetic, disenchanted, socially excluded young man. Marginalized Masculinities explores how men in precarious positions in different countries and social contexts understand and experience their masculinities, focusing on men who are viewed as being marginal in a range of fields in society including the family, work, the media and school. By focusing on atypical or marginal masculinities in each subfield, Haywood and Johansson provide an informed understanding of what it means to experience marginalization. Indeed, within this enlightening volume the chapters engage with the issue of whether it is necessary to name ‘a’ dominant masculinity in order to make sense of and understand the nature of marginalized masculinity. This insightful title will be of interest to researchers, undergraduates and postgraduates interested in fields such as Gender Studies, International Studies, Comparative Studies and Men Studies.
Culture: how we ‘build’ and transform our bodies Conformity and resistance in bodily practice Issues of body image – beauty, diet, exercise and age Sporting bodies and the pursuit of ideals Enfreakment, disability and monstrosity ...
Author: Niall Richardson
Category: Social Science
Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key concerns and debates surrounding the study of the sociological body, cutting across disciplines to cover topics which include: Nature vs. Culture: how we ‘build’ and transform our bodies Conformity and resistance in bodily practice Issues of body image – beauty, diet, exercise and age Sporting bodies and the pursuit of ideals Enfreakment, disability and monstrosity Cyborgs and virtual online bodies With further reading signposted throughout, this accessible book is essential reading for anyone studying the body through the lens of sociology, cultural studies, sports studies, media studies and gender studies; and all those with an interest in how the physical body can be a social construct.
8 Ripped, shredded and cut Reworking notions of 'pain and violence' in female bodybuilding The bottom line is the desire and ... However, as pointed out in the
conclusion to that chapter, critical commentators of female bodybuilding believe
that women who ... The chapter then turns to the voices and experiences of the
women themselves, to assess whether there are alternative readings to
Author: Tanya Bunsell
Category: Social Science
Females with large muscles evoke strong reactions from men and women, often involving disgust, discomfort, anger and threat. The controversial nature of female bodybuilding has caused a significant rupture on feminist ground. Whilst proponents claim that female bodybuilding is a way of empowering and liberating women, others see it as a form of corporeal entrapment. This book investigates the controversy. Do women who pump iron resist physical restrictions of imposed femininity, or are they engaged in an ultimately oppressive quest for ‘perfect bodies’? In an original two year ethnographic study based in the South of England, Tanya Bunsell immersed herself into the world of female bodybuilders. By mapping these extraordinary women’s lives, the research illuminates the pivotal spaces and essential lived experiences that make up the female bodybuilder. Whilst the women appear to be embarking on an ‘empowering’ radical body project for themselves, the consequences of their activity remains culturally ambivalent. This research exposes the ‘Janus-faced’ nature of female bodybuilding, exploring the ways in which the women negotiate, accommodate and resist pressures to engage in more orthodox and feminine activities and appearances. This book will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of gender studies, the sociology of sport, the body and research methodology.
Now she is attending a bodybuilding class . Leroy has been collecting temporary
disability since his tractortrailer jack - knifed in Missouri , badly twisting his left leg
in its socket . He has a steel pin in his hip . He will probably not be able to drive ...
Only by reading all three volumes can you gain enough knowledge about the bodybuilding process to maximize your ... of a bodybuilding competition, how to
become a self-critical bodybuilder, the off-season training and dietary approach,
The feminist historian's challenge to biologism and medicalization to which Hall
refers , has made a major contribution to critical social theory . ... Aerobics and
women's bodybuilding are selected as contested sites for theorization derived
from feminist cultural studies . Analysis of visual and written texts , Hall argues ,
reveals readings of active women consistent with conventional notions of beauty
The sixteen essays assembled in this volume, four of them co-authored, chart the successive phases of a professional life lived in the interstices of Bible and “theory.” Engaging such texts as the Song of Songs, 4 Maccabees, Mark, Luke ...
Author: Stephen D. Moore
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
The sixteen essays assembled in this volume, four of them co-authored, chart the successive phases of a professional life lived in the interstices of Bible and “theory.” Engaging such texts as the Song of Songs, 4 Maccabees, Mark, Luke-Acts, John, and Romans, and such themes as the quest for the historical Jesus, the essays simultaneously traverse postmodernism, deconstruction, New Historicism, autobiographical criticism, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, masculinity studies, queer theory, and “posttheory.” Individual essay introductions and periodic annotated bibliographies make the volume an advanced introduction to biblical literary criticism.
I read Lacan much more as a critic of socio - historical structures , however ,
similarly to the way I read Freud , than primarily as ... 106 In his essay on bodybuilding , however , Kirchhoff does not pick up on this theme of social criticism . Instead ...
number of essays that extend the examination of sports literature to works
foregrounding other sports — everything from basketball (almost certainly the
ascendant sport in the United States at this time) to bodybuilding to wilderness
adventuring. To ensure a cohesive ... Upon Further Review is divided into four
thematic sections featuring essays from a variety of critical perspectives. The essays in the first ...
Author: Michael Cocchiarale
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Literary Criticism
Examines the ways in which American fiction writers and poets have used sports figures and sporting events in order to comment on issues of race, gender, class, and nationality
4 The first of a scant handful of feminist critical essays about muscular female
bodies in film emerged in the mid - to late ... II : The Women ( 1984 ) , a pseudo -
documentary about a controversial women ' s bodybuilding contest in Las Vegas
... in Public Library , CA written essays by the likes of Gore Vidal and Bodybuilding or skateboarder Tony Hawk in Seamus ... priced editions available !
ems are represented in critical essays by literary analysts both past and
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or how to impress with flesh and be a social theorist too [ Bodybuilding and the
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Author: Charles Staley
Publisher: Rodale Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
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Linking reading and writing, this book's tell-show-engage writing instructions, demonstrations, and exercises involve students in all stages of the writing process as they move from simple to more complex parts of assignments.
Author: Lee Brandon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Fresh, vibrant, concise, and affordable, the Sixth Edition of AT A GLANCE: WRITING ESSAYS AND BEYOND, WITH INTEGRATED READINGS, will help your students master the recursive flow of writing by revising and editing systematically. Linking reading and writing, this book's tell-show-engage writing instructions, demonstrations, and exercises involve students in all stages of the writing process as they move from simple to more complex parts of assignments. With emphasis on the summary, reaction, and two-part response, reading-based writing provides experience in critical thinking, enabling students to write with substance across the disciplines and transition smoothly to the next tier of their English program. The Sixth Edition features a handbook chapter covering fundamentals; fourteen new readings; additional writing prompts; short-story review instruction; optional career-related writing units for your career-minded students; an updated ten-step research paper chapter; a new chapter on writing classification; a streamlined Self-Evaluation Chart; and a Writing Process Worksheet with a checklist based on the new Brandon Guide for Revising and Editing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.