Exploring embodiment through martial arts and combat sports: a review of empirical research

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Channon, Alex and Jennings, George (2014) Exploring embodiment through martial arts and combat sports: a review of empirical research Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 17 (6). pp. 773-789. ISSN 1743-0437

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Abstract

Since the late 1970s, social scientists have turned considerable attention to investigating martial arts and combat sports (MACS). In particular, this broad range of fighting disciplines has been shown to offer numerous avenues for scholarly enquiry into social change and personal transformation via processes of embodiment. Adopting a thematic structure, we assess the empirical literature in this area via four interconnecting categories pertaining to MACS and embodiment: (1) body cultures; (2) body pedagogies; (3) the embodiment of gender; and (4) bodily harm. Following this review, we identify several gaps in the existing literature, suggesting potential new topics and strategies for research connecting to the social world of physical culture more generally.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: This is an Authors’ Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Sport in Society, online first February 2014, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17430437.2014.882906
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies > L321 Women's Studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L330 Ethnic studies
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1080/17430437.2014.882906
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2015 03:01
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 08:16
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/14399

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