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Body, Movement and Culture Research Group

Members of this group draw on a range of qualitative research approaches to examine how the body and movement are assembled within culture.

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Description

Members of this group draw on a range of research approaches to examine how the body and movement are assembled within culture.

From multiple theoretical and performance perspectives we aim to understand the complex social forces that shape the moving body in contemporary society.

We analyze such practices as sport, exercise, dance, and physical activity through text analyses, interviews, case studies, ethnographies, and participatory action research.

In addition, we support alternative representational forms such as autoethnography and performance ethnography.

The settings where members conduct their research include health clubs, fitness studios, dance classes and performances, sports clubs, teams, competitive settings, media sites and other places where (in)active bodies engage with physical culture. 

 


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