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Immersion : marathon swimming, embodiment and identity

Author: Karen Thosby
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.
Series: New ethnographies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Thosby
ISBN: 9781526100467 1526100460
OCLC Number: 981859734
Description: 1 online resource (x, 199 pages :) illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Series editor's foreword; Introduction; Marathon swimming; Aquatic sociology; Immersion; Notes; I Becoming and belonging; 1 Becoming; Techniques of the body; Sensory transformations; Conclusion; Notes; 2 Unexpected pleasures; Recoding suffering as pleasure; Novel pleasures; Conclusion; 3 Authentic swimming; Brittany King; Diana Nyad; The arbitrariness of rules; Respect; Conclusion; Notes; 4 Making it count; Bearing witness 'What gets measured, gets improved''There's no marching band…'; Conclusion; Notes; II The good body; 5 Who are you swimming for?; Charitable swimming; 'It just makes perfect sense…'; Win-win; Swimming to swim; Conclusion; Notes; 6 Gendering swimming; 'We're all just swimmers'; Making gender matter; Gendered lives, gendered leisure; Resisting gender; A feminist politics of swimming?; Conclusion; Notes; 7 Heroic fatness; Heroic fatness; Unsettling heroic fatness; Conclusion; Notes; 8 Failing bodies; Injured bodies; 'After all, you're doing your bit to stay healthy'; DNF; Conclusion; Notes
Series Title: New ethnographies.
Responsibility: Karen Thosby.

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'Throsby's own experiences ground the book and provide relatable entry points to her academic work. Throughout Immersion, which addresses all aspects of being a marathon swimmer from the initial Read more...

 
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