Critical Readings in Bodybuilding

Critical Readings in Bodybuilding

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.

Author: Adam Locks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136675430

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 262

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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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Critical Readings in Bodybuilding

Critical Readings in Bodybuilding

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.

Author: Adam Locks

Publisher:

ISBN: 0203809459

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

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"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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Body Studies

Body Studies

Culture: how we 'build' and transform our bodies Conformity and resistance in bodily practice Issues of body image - beauty, diet, exercise and age Sporting bodies and the pursuit of ideals Enfreakment, disability and monstrosity Cyborgs ...

Author: Niall Richardson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415696208

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

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"Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key concerns and debates surrounding the study of the sociological body, cutting across disciplines to cover topics which include:Nature vs. Culture: how we 'build' and transform our bodiesConformity and resistance in bodily practice Issues of body image--beauty, diet, exercise and ageSporting bodies and the pursuit of idealsEnfreakment, disability and monstrosityCyborgs and virtual online bodiesWith further reading signposted throughout, this accessible book is essential reading for anyone studying the body through the lens of sociology, cultural studies, sports studies, media studies and gender studies; and all those with an interest in how the physical body can be a social construct"--
Categories: Social Science

Preface to Critical Reading

Preface to Critical Reading

Bodybuilding and smooth - as - cream . But there you go again , eating soft food .
Sure I eat soft foods . So what ? So this . Today's creamy , soft - cooked foods are
too easy on the chewing - exercise that Nature intended your gums to have .

Author: Richard Daniel Altick

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3960687

Category: English language

Page: 359

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Categories: English language

The Art of Critical Reading

The Art of Critical Reading

Brushing Up on Your Reading, Thinking, and Study Skills Peter Mather, Rita
McCarthy. 23. ... 1923– 262 Part 3 Interpreting What We Read Irony and Satire
Exercise: Identifying Irony and Satire Bodybuilders' Contest by Wislawa
Szymborska.

Author: Peter Mather

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000056398427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 559

View: 846

Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ambiguous Embodiment

Ambiguous Embodiment

I read Lacan much more as a critic of socio - historical structures , however ,
similarly to the way I read Freud , than primarily as ... 106 In his essay on
bodybuilding , however , Kirchhoff does not pick up on this theme of social
criticism . Instead ...

Author: Sabine Wilke

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029716581

Category: Body image

Page: 237

View: 272

Categories: Body image

An Introduction to Critical Reading

An Introduction to Critical Reading

He injured his leg in a highway accident four months ago , and his physical
therapy , which involves weights and a pulley , prompted Norma Jean to try
building herself up . Now she is attending a bodybuilding class . Leroy has been
collecting ...

Author: Thomas Barnwell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0155011073

Category: College readers

Page: 270

View: 974

Appropriate for courses in college reading, this text is a four-genre anthology -- poetry, short stories, essays, and textbook chapters. New pieces from ethnically diverse authors have been added throughout the book, including writers such as Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, and Reginald McKnight. All of the exercises and pedagogy are found in the instructor's manual, not in the student text. The instructor's manual contains fully developed exercises on each piece in the book, an essay on teaching students to read textbook chapters, and transparency masters with examples of outlining. The instructor's manual also suggests ways of using the selections to improve reading skills and critical thinking. This facilitates flexible use in the classroom.
Categories: College readers

Competitive Bodybuilding

Competitive Bodybuilding

Only by reading all three volumes can you gain enough knowledge about the
bodybuilding process to maximize your ... into full - chapter discussions of the
anatomy of a bodybuilding competition , how to become a self - critical
bodybuilder ...

Author: Joe Weider

Publisher:

ISBN: 0809254662

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 172

View: 228

Categories: Sports & Recreation

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

The feminist historian's challenge to biologism and medicalization to which Hall
refers , has made a major contribution to critical social theory . ... Aerobics and
women's bodybuilding are selected as contested sites for theorization derived
from feminist cultural studies . Analysis of visual and written texts , Hall argues ,
reveals readings of active women consistent with conventional notions of beauty
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89068201672

Category: Sports

Page:

View: 728

Categories: Sports

A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding

A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding

This book will be fascinating reading for all those interested in the history and culture of bodybuilding, as well as for students and researchers of the sociology of sport, gender and the body.

Author: Dimitris Liokaftos

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317285854

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 581

Bodybuilding has become an increasingly dominant part of popular gym culture within the last century. Developing muscles is now seen as essential for both general health and high performance sport. At the more extreme end, the monstrous built body has become a pop icon that continues to provoke fascination. This original and engaging study explores the development of male bodybuilding culture from the nineteenth century to the present day, tracing its transformations and offering a new perspective on its current extreme direction. Drawing on archival research, interviews, participant observation, and discourse analysis, this book presents a critical mapping of bodybuilding’s trajectory. Following this trajectory through the wider sociocultural changes it has been a part of, a unique combination of historical and empirical data is used to investigate the aesthetics of bodybuilding and the shifting notions of the good body and human nature they reflect. This book will be fascinating reading for all those interested in the history and culture of bodybuilding, as well as for students and researchers of the sociology of sport, gender and the body.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Bible in Theory

The Bible in Theory

The sixteen essays assembled in this volume, four of them co-authored, chart the successive phases of a professional life lived in the interstices of Bible and “theory.” Engaging such texts as the Song of Songs, 4 Maccabees, Mark, Luke ...

Author: Stephen D. Moore

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589835061

Category: Philosophy

Page: 465

View: 109

The sixteen essays assembled in this volume, four of them co-authored, chart the successive phases of a professional life lived in the interstices of Bible and “theory.” Engaging such texts as the Song of Songs, 4 Maccabees, Mark, Luke-Acts, John, and Romans, and such themes as the quest for the historical Jesus, the essays simultaneously traverse postmodernism, deconstruction, New Historicism, autobiographical criticism, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, masculinity studies, queer theory, and “posttheory.” Individual essay introductions and periodic annotated bibliographies make the volume an advanced introduction to biblical literary criticism.
Categories: Philosophy

The Spectator

The Spectator

... muscular bodies.4 The first of a scant handful of feminist critical essays about
muscular female bodies in film emerged in ... a pseudo - documentary about a
controversial women's bodybuilding contest in Las Vegas.5 Though they analyze
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021179101

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

View: 518

Categories: Motion pictures

Mike Mentzer s Spot Bodybuilding

Mike Mentzer s Spot Bodybuilding

... assigning a value of 1 to 10 ( 10 is best ) to each part of the body you have
previously measured . After doing the front view , take the same readings from
both sides ( they are different ) and from the back . Be critical but not masochistic .

Author: Mike Mentzer

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: PSU:000021700279

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 111

View: 663

Recommends specific exercises and weight lifting routines to develop each part of the body and discusses the health benefits of exercise
Categories: Sports & Recreation

School Library Journal

School Library Journal

... in Public Library , CA written essays by the likes of Gore Vidal and
Bodybuilding or skateboarder Tony Hawk in Seamus ... priced editions available !
ems are represented in critical essays by literary analysts both past and
contemporary .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000048288460

Category: Children's libraries

Page:

View: 138

Categories: Children's libraries

Creating Critical Classrooms

Creating Critical Classrooms

K-8 Reading and Writing with an Edge Mitzi Lewison, Christine Leland, Jerome
Charles Harste. Booktrust ( 2006 ) . Education ... Willy is tired of being teased and
sends away for a bodybuilding book . Charles Atlas he is not , but in the end he ...

Author: Mitzi Lewison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131721115

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 765

Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship between language and power, analyse popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice.
Categories: Education

APAIS Australian Public Affairs Information Service

APAIS  Australian Public Affairs Information Service

3 , Oct 1992 409 - 423 ( culturex / criticism / Humanities / Michaels , Eric ) Muscle ,
or how to impress with flesh and be a social theorist too [ Bodybuilding and the
culture of narcissism ] . bibl . KWOK , Wei Leng . Melbourne Journal of Politics , v
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079938539

Category: Australia

Page:

View: 483

Categories: Australia

Ab using Power

 Ab using Power

Secrets of Life , Secrets of Death : Essays on Language , Gender and Science .
New York ... Critical Essays on Women's Imprisonment in Canada . Halifax ...
Little Big Men : Bodybuilding Subculture and Gender Construction . Albany , N.Y .

Author: Dorothy E. Chunn

Publisher: Fernwood Books Limited

ISBN: NWU:35556032983512

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 985

This book about crime, law, power, and social issues in Canada includes contributions from academics, legal practitioners, journalists, and social activists who have been studying and struggling for years against the abuse of power in myriad realms of Canadian life and represents the first systematic effort in Canada to integrate a variety of topics related to power into a single collection aimed at identifying and exploring common themes, issues, problems, and remedies.
Categories: Social Science

Antiquarian Bookman

Antiquarian Bookman

John Gay , social critic aack . Anarchy - anarchists ... Neutron optics Fong men ,
bodybuilding . weightlifting . Lande . ... Information theory in psychology
Riccoboni , L. An historical and critical account of theatres in Europe Ritschl .
Critical ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078000612

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Page:

View: 471

Categories: Antiquarian booksellers

Fabrications

Fabrications

28 That I did not consider possible “ forces of resistance ” in my previous work (
except to acknowledge alternative and oppositional readings that might be made
of popular texts on female bodybuilding ) is not so surprising , given the critical ...

Author: Jeanne Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017977748

Category: Body, Human

Page: 295

View: 624

An analysis of costumes in American movies from a feminist film theory perspective. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Body, Human

Wide Angle

Wide Angle

is duly answered at the end of screening was over and during discussion of the
film . the film , the conundrum of the appropriate body for a Many of those who
spoke were critical of it . Criticism female bodybuilder is not really resolved — a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005666255

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

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A quarterly journal of film history, theory, criticism, and practice.
Categories: Motion pictures