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Title Critical readings in bodybuilding / edited by Adam Locks and Niall Richardson.

Imprint New York : Routledge, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.41 C869 2012    ---  Available
Description vi, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Routledge research in sport, culture and society ; 9
Routledge research in sport, culture and society ; 9.
Contents Introduction to Part 1: What is the "practice" of bodybuilding? / Niall Richardson -- Buff bodies and the beast: emphasized femininity, labor, and power relations among fitness, figure, and women bodybuilding competitors 1985-2010 / Anne Bolin -- Outside and inside the gym: exploring the identity of the female bodybuilder / Tanya Bunsell, Chris Shilling -- Accounting for illicit steroid use: bodybuilders' justifications / Lee F. Monaghan -- Bodybuilding and health work: a life course perspective / Brian Bailey, James Gillett -- The shame-pride-shame of the muscled self in bodybuilding: a life history study / Andrew C. Sparkes, Joanne Batey, Gareth J. Owen -- Building otherwise: bodybuilding as immersive practice / Leslie Heywood -- Introduction to Part 2: Bodybuilding as representation / Niall Richardson -- The self contained body: the heroic and aesthetic/erotic modes of representing the muscular body / Kenneth R. Dutton -- Flayed animals in an abattoir: the body builder as body-garde / Adam Locks -- Strategies of enfreakment: representations of contemporary bodybuilding / Niall Richardson -- Getting hard: female bodybuilders and muscle worship / Nicholas Chare -- Aphrodisia and erotogenesis / Joanna Frueh.
Summary "In recent years the body has become one of the most popular areas of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Bodybuilding, in particular, continues to be of interest to scholars of gender, media, film, cultural studies and sociology. However, there is surprisingly little scholarship available on contemporary bodybuilding. Critical Readings in Bodybuilding is the first collection to address the contemporary practice of bodybuilding, especially the way in which the activity has become increasingly more extreme and to consider much neglected debates of gender, eroticism, and sexuality related to the activity. Featuring the leading scholars of bodybuilding and the body as well as emerging voices, this volume will be a key addition to the fields of Sociology, Sport Studies, and Cultural Studies"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Bodybuilding -- Social aspects.
Human body -- Social aspects.
Added Author Locks, Adam.
Richardson, Niall.
ISBN 9780415878524 (hardback)
0415878527 (hardback)

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