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Deleuze and the Physically Active Body

Pirkko Markula



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04 June 2019
Sociology: sport & leisure
This volume examines Gilles Deleuze's philosophy as it relates to the study of the physically active body. It explores theoretical and practical examples of how the physically active body can be examined as a material, social, political, and cultural entity using a Deleuzian perspective.

Examining topics such as, the formation of thought within a capitalist system; sport, exercise, and dance as cultural arrangements; researching the physically active body from a Deleuzian perspective; and Deleuze on Foucault, this book shows ways of investigating the moving body as an agent for initiating social change.

This is fascinating reading for students and researchers working in the fields of the Sociology of Sport, Sport and Politics, and Sport and Social Theory.
By:   Pirkko Markula
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781138676732
ISBN 10:   113867673X
Series:   Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
Pages:   186
Publication Date:   04 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction 1. The Strata: The Formation of Thought within a Capitalist System 2. The Assemblage: Sport, Exercise and Dance as Cultural Arrangements 3. The Rhizome: Researching the Physically Active Body from a Deleuzian Perspective 4. The Body without Organs: A Purely Intensive Body 5. Becoming: Beyond Identity Politics 6. Affect: Understanding Force 7. Connecting: Deleuze on Foucault 8. Topology of Deterritorialization: Deleuzian Approach to the Moving Body and Social Change

Pirkko Markula is Professor of Socio-cultural Studies of Physical Activity at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her research interests include social analyses of dance, exercise, and sport in which she has employed several theoretical lenses ranging from critical, cultural studies research to Foucault and Deleuze. She is also a contemporary dancer and choreographer.

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