Foucault, Sport and Exercise: Power, Knowledge and by Pirkko Markula-Denison,Richard Pringle

By Pirkko Markula-Denison,Richard Pringle

Michel Foucault’s paintings profoundly affects the way in which we expect approximately society, particularly how we comprehend social energy, the self, and the physique. This publication offers an leading edge and completely new research of is later works making it a one-stop advisor for college students, exploring how Foucauldian conception can tell our realizing of the physique, domination, id and freedom as skilled via activity and workout.

Divided into 3 themed components, this ebook considers:

  • Foucault’s rules and key debates

  • Foucault’s theories to discover strength kinfolk, the physique, id and the development of social practices in activity and exercise

  • how contributors make experience of the social forces surrounding them, contemplating actual task, health and activity practices as expressions of freedom and websites for social switch.

Accessible and transparent, together with beneficial case stories supporting to convey the speculation to real-life, Foucault, game and Exercise considers cultures and reviews in activities, workout and health, training and well-being promoting. as well as featuring demonstrated Foucauldian views and debates, this article additionally presents leading edge dialogue of the way Foucault’s later paintings can tell the learn and realizing of game and the bodily lively physique.

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