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Gym Bodies: Exploring Fitness Cultures
Brighton, James
ISBN 13: 
9781138666269
ISBN 10: 
1138666262
Category: 
Sports & Recreation
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Publication Date: 
01/2021
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Not Yet Published
Imprint: 
Routledge
Affiliation: 
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Audience: 
College/higher education
Weight: 
2
Retail Price: 
150.00 (Tentative Price May Change)
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Synopsis:

In spite of the rapid increase in the number of gyms and the diversification of fitness practices within them, there has been a lack of empirically-based research that explores the embodied experiences of ‘gym goers’ and the fitness cultures that are constructed within these spaces. This fascinating new book offers a personal, interactive, ethnographic account of the multiplicity of contemporary gym practices, spaces and cultures. 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.


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