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On Running and Becoming Human

An Anthropological Perspective

Authors: Carter, Thomas F.

  • Fills a gap by presenting an exploration of running that is both scholarly and rigorous while at the same time personal, reflective, and accessible 
  • Makes a substantial original contribution to the anthropology of sport, the body, and sports studies by locating the text within the still fairly new field of neuro-anthropology 
  • A timely contribution given the growing interest in running in both scholarly and popular circles
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About this book

How does the simple act of running make us human? As a form of enskilled movement that shapes how we perceive our surroundings, running enacts a mindful bodily engagement with the world, an engagement that generates our very minds through perceptual learning. Thomas F. Carter examines the interrelated aspects of a runner’s being—mind, body, and environs—to illustrate that the skillful act of locomotion is one of principle ways that we as human beings become integral parts of the larger world. Synthesizing recent developments in neuroscience, anthropology, and philosophy of mind, On Running proves there is more to running than merely clocking up the miles.

About the authors

Thomas F. Carter is Principal Lecturer in Anthropology and Sport at the Centre of Memory, Narrative, and History at the University of Brighton, UK. His research considers the varied ways in which sport exemplifies and reveals what it means to be human. 

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • First Steps

    Pages 1-17

    Carter, Thomas F.

  • A Runner’s Mind

    Pages 19-42

    Carter, Thomas F.

  • A Runner’s Environs

    Pages 43-63

    Carter, Thomas F.

  • A Runner’s Body

    Pages 65-91

    Carter, Thomas F.

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Hardcover £44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74843-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On Running and Becoming Human
Book Subtitle
An Anthropological Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74844-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74844-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74843-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 91
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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