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Fitness culture : gyms and the commercialisation of discipline and fun

Author: Roberta Sassatelli
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Consumption and public life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Largely organized via commercial relations of some kind, fitness gyms are key sites for studying consumption and subjectivity in contemporary society. Gym-goers are typically addressed as individuals who take control of both the market and themselves. Through a variety of qualitative sources--ethnographies, interviews and discourse analysis--this book explores how consumers and producers collaborate in the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Sassatelli
ISBN: 9780230507494 0230507492
OCLC Number: 636907182
Description: vii, 236 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: bodies, consumers and the ethnography of commercial gyms --
The cultural location of fitness gyms --
Spatiality and temporality --
Interaction and relational codes --
Framing fitness --
Discipline and fun --
The culture of the fit body --
Fit bodies, strong selves --
Conclusion: embodiment, subjectivity and consumer culture.
Series Title: Consumption and public life.
Responsibility: Roberta Sassatelli.
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This book provides a sociological perspective on fitness culture as developed in commercial gyms, investigating the cultural relevance of gyms in terms of the history of the commercialization of body  Read more...

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