Extreme Sports, Extreme Bodies

Gender, Identities and Bodies in Motion

Authors: Andreasson, Jesper, Johansson, Thomas

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  • Relates corporeal experiences and achievements to the socio-cultural context
  • Assesses the ways in which assumptions about health, gender and the body are embedded in extreme-sport practices
  • Contributes to a new understanding of three key extreme sports: mixed marital arts (MMA), ironman triathlon and bodybuilding
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About this book

This book investigates extreme sports, defined as sports in which athletes challenge and transgress societal perceptions of what is humanly possible to achieve, in terms of physical training and bodily development/performance. Situated within a growing body of literature analysing the impact of new training trends on an individual’s body, identity, lifestyle and perception of his/her social surroundings, Extreme Sports, Extreme Bodies focuses on the gendered and embodied experiences of bodybuilding, Ironman triathlon, and mixed martial arts.

Through their ethnographic analysis, Andreasson and Johansson present a unique and updated account of the increasing phenomenon of extreme sports and extreme bodies in contemporary Western society, grounded in the sociology of sport, body studies and embodiment literature.

About the authors

Jesper Andreasson is Associate Professor of Sport Science at Linnaeus University, Sweden, researching predominantly in the fields of gender studies, the sociology of sport and gym/fitness culture.

Thomas Johansson is Professor of Child and Youth Studies at Gothenburg University, Sweden, and is one of the key researchers in the field of men and masculinities in the Nordic countries.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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Hardcover 72,79 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 72,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extreme Sports, Extreme Bodies
Book Subtitle
Gender, Identities and Bodies in Motion
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97238-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97238-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97237-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07322-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 248
Number of Illustrations
10 illustrations in colour
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