Book , Print in English

Foucault, sport and exercise : power, knowledge and transforming the self

Pirkko Markula and Richard Pringle.
  • London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
  • xii, 250 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • "This book explores how Foucauldian theory can inform our understanding of the body, domination, identity and freedom as experienced through sport and exercise. The book considers cultures and experiences in sports, exercise and fitness, coaching and health promotion."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Power, knowledge and the self : introduction to Foucauldian theorising
  • An introduction to Michel Foucault : his work, life and effect
  • Technologies of dominance : power, discourses and the disciplined bodies
  • Foucauldian interpretations of the body and lived experiences in sport and exercise
  • Knowledge and truth : discursive construction of the fit and healthy body
  • Exercise : disciplined into docile bodies
  • Sport and the discursive construction of gendered bodies
  • A discursive analysis of rugby experiences and the construction of gendered identities
  • Aesthetics of ethical self-stylisation
  • The technologies of the self
  • Aesthetic self-stylisation : mindful fitness as practice of freedom
  • The ethics of self-care : the academic self as a work of art
  • Ethical games of truth : critical pedagogy and collective stories.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-244) and index.
ISBN
  • 0415358620 (hbk)
  • 0415358639 (pbk.)
  • 020300650X (ebk)
  • 9780415358620
  • 9780415358637
  • 9780203006504 (ebk)
Identifying numbers
  • EAN: 9780415358620
  • EAN: 9780415358637
  • EAN: 9780203006504
  • LCCN: 2006011572
  • OCLC: 66392968