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Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies

Edited by: Michael L. Silk , David L. Andrews , Holly Thorpe

Print publication date:  February  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138817210
eBook ISBN: 9781315745664
Adobe ISBN: 9781317596011

10.4324/9781315745664
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Book description

Physical cultural studies (PCS) is a dynamic and rapidly developing field of study. This handbook offers the first definitive account of the state of the art in PCS, showcasing the latest research and methodological approaches. It examines the boundaries, preoccupations, theories and politics of PCS, drawing on transdisciplinary expertise from areas as diverse as sport studies, sociology, history, cultural studies, performance studies and anthropology.

Featuring chapters written by world-leading scholars, this handbook examines the most important themes and issues within PCS, exploring the active body through the lens of class, age, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, (dis)ability, medicine, religion, space and culture. Each chapter provides an overview of the state of knowledge in a particular subject area, while also considering possibilities for developing future research.

Representing a landmark contribution to physical cultural studies and allied fields, the Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies is an essential text for any undergraduate or postgraduate course on physical culture, sports studies, leisure studies, the sociology of sport, the body, or sport and social theory.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Historicizing physical cultural studies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Power and power relations Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Theory and reflexivity Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in physical cultural studies Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The political imperative of feminism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Praxis Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Therapeutic movement/leisure practices Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Exercise and fitness practices Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Dance practices Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Subcultural formations and lifestyle sporting practices Download PDF
Chapter  11:  (High-)performance sport Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Classed bodies Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Raced bodies and black cultural politics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gendered bodies Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sexualized/sexed bodies Download PDF
Chapter  16:  (Dis)abled bodies Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Young bodies Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Ageing bodies Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Medicalized and scientized bodies Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Digital bodies Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Spiritualized and religious bodies Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Aestheticized bodies Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Fat bodies Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Mediated and commodified bodies Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Spectacular and eroticized bodies Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Punished corporal bodies Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Injured, pained and disrupted bodies Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Risky/risking bodies Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Invisible (women’s) bodies Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Affective and pleasured bodies Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Mobile bodies Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Pregnant bodies Download PDF
Chapter  33:  ‘Natural’, intimate and sensory landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Physical cultural studies, sport and the environment Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Urban and securitized spaces Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Healthified spaces Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Affective cities Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Exercise and fitness spaces Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Sport, migration and Space Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Mind–body relations Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Community and physical culture Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Physical education, policy and embodied pedagogies Download PDF
Chapter  43:  International development and policy Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Global mega-events, policy and legacy Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Digital mediation, connectivity, and networked teens Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Critical discourse analysis Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Text/representation Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Ethnographic approaches Download PDF
Chapter  49:  People in contexts Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Narrative inquiry and autoethnography Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Poetry, poiesis and physical culture Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Sensory, digital and visual methodologies Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Digital media methodologies Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Physical cultural studies and public pedagogies Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Critical corporeal curricula, praxis and change Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Sport, development and social change Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Corporate social responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Embodiment and reflexive body politics Download PDF
Afterword_Digital_physical_cultural_studies Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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