From exercise to “exertainment” : Body techniques and body philosophies within a differentiated fitness culture

DSpace Repository

From exercise to “exertainment” : Body techniques and body philosophies within a differentiated fitness culture

Details

Files for download Overview of item record
Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title From exercise to “exertainment” : Body techniques and body philosophies within a differentiated fitness culture
Author Andreasson, Jesper ; Johansson, Thomas
Date 2015
English abstract
This study focuses on two highly influential body techniques used in contemporary gym and fitness culture, namely bodybuilding and group fitness activities. The paper presents detailed self-portraits of two highly esteemed and well-known individuals representing each of these spheres of exercise. Both body techniques have their roots in physical culture. However, whereas bodybuilding goes back to the historical roots of European physical culture developed during the 19th century, Les Mills group fitness activities are a more recent phenomenon, with roots in aerobics and in the fitness culture developed during the 1960s. The case stories are read as both portraits of individuals and histories of two different forms of body techniques and philosophies of the body, and the analysis suggests that the narratives are to be understood in relation to historical changes in how society is organised and what this implies in terms of national and global demands for specific bodies.
Link http://sportstudies.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05... (external link to publication)
Publisher Department of Sport Studies, Malmö University
Host/Issue Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum;
Volume 6
Pages 27-45
Language kat (iso)
Subject Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21666 Permalink to this page
Facebook

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Details

Search


Browse

My Account

Statistics