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Exploring embodiment through martial arts and combat sports: a review of empirical research

Exploring embodiment through martial arts and combat sports: a review of empirical research

Channon, Alex and Jennings, George (2014) Exploring embodiment through martial arts and combat sports: a review of empirical research. Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 17 (6). pp. 773-789. ISSN 1743-0437 (Print), 1743-0445 (Online) (doi:10.1080/17430437.2014.882906)

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Abstract

Since the late 1970s, social scientists have turned considerable attention to investigating martial arts and combat sports (MACS). In particular, this broad range of fighting disciplines has been shown to offer numerous avenues for scholarly enquiry into social change and personal transformation via processes of embodiment. Adopting a thematic structure, we assess the empirical literature in this area via four interconnecting categories pertaining to MACS and embodiment: (1) body cultures; (2) body pedagogies; (3) the embodiment of gender; and (4) bodily harm. Following this review, we identify several gaps in the existing literature, suggesting potential new topics and strategies for research connecting to the social world of physical culture more generally.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Authors’ Accepted Manuscript of an article published in SPORT IN SOCIETY, online first 6 February 2014, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17430437.2014.882906
Uncontrolled Keywords: martial arts, self-defence, combat sports, review, embodiment, social science
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
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Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 11:29
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11103

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