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Body cultures : essays on sport, space, and identity

Author: Henning Eichberg; John Bale; Chris Philo; Susan Brownell
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Body Cultures explores the relationship between the body, sport and landscape. This book presents the first critically edited collection of Henning Eichberg's provocative essays into 'body culture', enquiring into the themes of space and place through considerations of the spatial dimensions of the body, culture and sport in society. Eichberg, a well-known scholar in much of continental Europe who draws upon the
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henning Eichberg; John Bale; Chris Philo; Susan Brownell
ISBN: 0415172322 9780415172325
OCLC Number: 36865666
Description: xi, 166 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Henning Eichberg, space, identity and body culture / John Bale and Chris Philo --
Thinking dangerously: the person and his ideas / Susan Brownell --
The enclosure of the body: the historical relativity of 'Health', 'Nature' and the environment of sport --
New spatial configurations of sport? Experiences from Danish alternative planning --
Sport in Libya: physical culture as an indicator of societal contradictions / Henning Eichberg with Ali Yehia El Mansouri --
Olympicsport: neo-colonialism and alternative --
Body culture as paradigm: the Danish sociology of sport --
A revolution of body culture? traditional games on the way from modernisation to 'postmodernity' --
The societal construction of time and space as sociology's way home to philosophy: sport as paradigm / Henning Eichberg.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Henning Eichberg ; edited by John Bale and Chris Philo ; with a contribution by Susan Brownell.
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The first systematic 'reading' of Eichberg's work published in English, this book enables readers to access and interpret his innovative ideas on 'body-cultures' for the first time.  Read more...

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