Critical Readings in Bodybuilding

Featuring the leading scholars of bodybuilding and the body as well as emerging voices, this volume will be a key addition to the fields of Sociology, Sport Studies, and Cultural Studies.

Critical Readings in Bodybuilding

Author: Adam Locks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136675442

Page: 272

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In recent years the ‘body’ has become one of the most popular areas of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Bodybuilding, in particular, continues to be of interest to scholars of gender, media, film, cultural studies and sociology. However, there is surprisingly little scholarship available on contemporary bodybuilding. Critical Readings in Bodybuilding is the first collection to address the contemporary practice of bodybuilding, especially the way in which the activity has become increasingly more extreme and to consider much neglected debates of gender, eroticism, and sexuality related to the activity. Featuring the leading scholars of bodybuilding and the body as well as emerging voices, this volume will be a key addition to the fields of Sociology, Sport Studies, and Cultural Studies.

A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding

In Critical Readings in Bodybuilding, edited by Adam Locks and Niall Richardson
, London and New York: Routledge. Hoberman, John. 2005. Testosterone
Dreams: Rejuvenation, Aphrodisia, Doping. Berkeley and Los Angeles:
University of ...

A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding

Author: Dimitris Liokaftos

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317285859

Page: 192

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Bodybuilding has become an increasingly dominant part of popular gym culture within the last century. Developing muscles is now seen as essential for both general health and high performance sport. At the more extreme end, the monstrous built body has become a pop icon that continues to provoke fascination. This original and engaging study explores the development of male bodybuilding culture from the nineteenth century to the present day, tracing its transformations and offering a new perspective on its current extreme direction. Drawing on archival research, interviews, participant observation, and discourse analysis, this book presents a critical mapping of bodybuilding’s trajectory. Following this trajectory through the wider sociocultural changes it has been a part of, a unique combination of historical and empirical data is used to investigate the aesthetics of bodybuilding and the shifting notions of the good body and human nature they reflect. This book will be fascinating reading for all those interested in the history and culture of bodybuilding, as well as for students and researchers of the sociology of sport, gender and the body.

Marginalized Masculinities

(2012) Critical Readings in Bodybuilding. New York: Routledge. McCreary, D.
and Sasse, D. (2000) An exploration of the drive for muscularity in adolescent
boys and girls, Journal of American College Health 48(6): 297–304. McDowell, L.

Marginalized Masculinities

Author: Chris Haywood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351858696

Page: 216

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Across Europe we are witnessing a series of events that are drawing upon representations of men and masculinity that are rupturing the social fabric of everyday life. For example, media reports of social unrest, misogynous hate crime, religious extremism, drug trafficking and political Far Right mobilization often have been at the centre of the discussion the figure of the apathetic, disenchanted, socially excluded young man. Marginalized Masculinities explores how men in precarious positions in different countries and social contexts understand and experience their masculinities, focusing on men who are viewed as being marginal in a range of fields in society including the family, work, the media and school. By focusing on atypical or marginal masculinities in each subfield, Haywood and Johansson provide an informed understanding of what it means to experience marginalization. Indeed, within this enlightening volume the chapters engage with the issue of whether it is necessary to name ‘a’ dominant masculinity in order to make sense of and understand the nature of marginalized masculinity. This insightful title will be of interest to researchers, undergraduates and postgraduates interested in fields such as Gender Studies, International Studies, Comparative Studies and Men Studies.

Body Studies The Basics

Culture: how we ‘build’ and transform our bodies Conformity and resistance in bodily practice Issues of body image – beauty, diet, exercise and age Sporting bodies and the pursuit of ideals Enfreakment, disability and monstrosity ...

Body Studies  The Basics

Author: Niall Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317692624

Page: 146

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Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key concerns and debates surrounding the study of the sociological body, cutting across disciplines to cover topics which include: Nature vs. Culture: how we ‘build’ and transform our bodies Conformity and resistance in bodily practice Issues of body image – beauty, diet, exercise and age Sporting bodies and the pursuit of ideals Enfreakment, disability and monstrosity Cyborgs and virtual online bodies With further reading signposted throughout, this accessible book is essential reading for anyone studying the body through the lens of sociology, cultural studies, sports studies, media studies and gender studies; and all those with an interest in how the physical body can be a social construct.

The Art of Critical Reading

Brushing Up on Your Reading, Thinking, and Study Skills Peter Mather, Rita
McCarthy. Bio - sketch The Polish poet Wislawa ... From Wislawa Szymborska , “
Bodybuilders ' content " in View With a Grain of Sand , p . 25 . Copyright © 1993
by ...

The Art of Critical Reading

Author: Peter Mather

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN:

Page: 559

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This new text uses the theme of art (integrated through reading selections, visuals, and exercises) to create an exciting and engaged approach to reading and learning. The Art of Critical Reading offers a wealth of effective exercises and reading selections drawn from a variety of sources (college textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and classic and contemporary literature) to inspire students to read with passion and care.

Preface to Critical Reading

Bodybuilding and smooth - as - cream . But there you go again , eating soft food .
Sure I eat soft foods . So what ? So this . Today's creamy , soft - cooked foods are
too easy on the chewing - exercise that Nature intended your gums to have .

Preface to Critical Reading

Author: Richard Daniel Altick

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 359

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Introduction to Critical Reading

Now she is attending a bodybuilding class . Leroy has been collecting temporary
disability since his tractortrailer jack - knifed in Missouri , badly twisting his left leg
in its socket . He has a steel pin in his hip . He will probably not be able to drive ...

Introduction to Critical Reading

Author: Thomas Barnwell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School

ISBN:

Page: 284

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Strong and Hard Women

8 Ripped, shredded and cut Reworking notions of 'pain and violence' in female
bodybuilding The bottom line is the desire and ... However, as pointed out in the
conclusion to that chapter, critical commentators of female bodybuilding believe
that women who ... The chapter then turns to the voices and experiences of the
women themselves, to assess whether there are alternative readings to
pathology.

Strong and Hard Women

Author: Tanya Bunsell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136250859

Page: 200

View: 404

Females with large muscles evoke strong reactions from men and women, often involving disgust, discomfort, anger and threat. The controversial nature of female bodybuilding has caused a significant rupture on feminist ground. Whilst proponents claim that female bodybuilding is a way of empowering and liberating women, others see it as a form of corporeal entrapment. This book investigates the controversy. Do women who pump iron resist physical restrictions of imposed femininity, or are they engaged in an ultimately oppressive quest for ‘perfect bodies’? In an original two year ethnographic study based in the South of England, Tanya Bunsell immersed herself into the world of female bodybuilders. By mapping these extraordinary women’s lives, the research illuminates the pivotal spaces and essential lived experiences that make up the female bodybuilder. Whilst the women appear to be embarking on an ‘empowering’ radical body project for themselves, the consequences of their activity remains culturally ambivalent. This research exposes the ‘Janus-faced’ nature of female bodybuilding, exploring the ways in which the women negotiate, accommodate and resist pressures to engage in more orthodox and feminine activities and appearances. This book will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of gender studies, the sociology of sport, the body and research methodology.

Competitive bodybuilding

Only by reading all three volumes can you gain enough knowledge about the
bodybuilding process to maximize your ... of a bodybuilding competition, how to
become a self-critical bodybuilder, the off-season training and dietary approach,
 ...

Competitive bodybuilding

Author: Joe Weider

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780809254668

Page: 172

View: 690

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

The feminist historian's challenge to biologism and medicalization to which Hall
refers , has made a major contribution to critical social theory . ... Aerobics and
women's bodybuilding are selected as contested sites for theorization derived
from feminist cultural studies . Analysis of visual and written texts , Hall argues ,
reveals readings of active women consistent with conventional notions of beauty
and ...

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

Author:

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Upon Further Review

number of essays that extend the examination of sports literature to works
foregrounding other sports — everything from basketball (almost certainly the
ascendant sport in the United States at this time) to bodybuilding to wilderness
adventuring. To ensure a cohesive ... Upon Further Review is divided into four
thematic sections featuring essays from a variety of critical perspectives. The
essays in the first ...

Upon Further Review

Author: Michael Cocchiarale

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275980504

Page: 219

View: 845

Examines the ways in which American fiction writers and poets have used sports figures and sporting events in order to comment on issues of race, gender, class, and nationality

Mike Mentzer s Spot Bodybuilding

... assigning a value of 1 to 10 ( 10 is best ) to each part of the body you have
previously measured . After doing the front view , take the same readings from
both sides ( they are different ) and from the back . Be critical but not masochistic .

Mike Mentzer s Spot Bodybuilding

Author: Mike Mentzer

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN:

Page: 111

View: 495

Recommends specific exercises and weight lifting routines to develop each part of the body and discusses the health benefits of exercise

The Spectator

4 The first of a scant handful of feminist critical essays about muscular female
bodies in film emerged in the mid - to late ... II : The Women ( 1984 ) , a pseudo -
documentary about a controversial women ' s bodybuilding contest in Las Vegas
.

The Spectator

Author:

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ISBN:

Page:

View: 497

Ambiguous Embodiment

Just as it is possible to integrate Freudian psychoanalysis in the tradition of
German critical theory — as can be seen on the example of ... 106 In his essay on
bodybuilding , however , Kirchhoff does not pick up on this theme of social
criticism .

Ambiguous Embodiment

Author: Sabine Wilke

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 237

View: 504

School Library Journal

... in Public Library , CA written essays by the likes of Gore Vidal and
Bodybuilding or skateboarder Tony Hawk in Seamus ... priced editions available !
ems are represented in critical essays by literary analysts both past and
contemporary .

School Library Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Fabrications

That I did not consider possible “forces of resistance” in my previous work (except
to acknowledge alternative and oppositional readings that might be made of
popular texts on female bodybuilding) is not so surprising, given the critical ...

Fabrications

Author: Jeanne Allen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 295

View: 940

An analysis of costumes in American movies from a feminist film theory perspective. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Wide Angle

is duly answered at the end of screening was over and during discussion of the
film . the film , the conundrum of the appropriate body for a Many of those who
spoke were critical of it . Criticism female bodybuilder is not really resolved — a ...

Wide Angle

Author:

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ISBN:

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A quarterly journal of film history, theory, criticism, and practice.

Technologies of the Gendered Body

This book looks at the representation of the body in culture from a feminist perspective. Subjects covered include bodybuilding, cosmetic surgery, and cyberculture.

Technologies of the Gendered Body

Author: Anne Marie Balsamo

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822316985

Page: 219

View: 642

This book looks at the representation of the body in culture from a feminist perspective. Subjects covered include bodybuilding, cosmetic surgery, and cyberculture.

The Longman Pocket Writer s Companion MLA Update

9b Reading critically : Question , synthesize , interpret , assess Critical reading
develops your own insights but rests on your understanding of a source . Begin ,
for example ... Lily Germaine prepared this note card on bodybuilding . Tucker 38
 ...

The Longman Pocket Writer s Companion  MLA Update

Author: Chris M. Anson

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321202543

Page: 265

View: 114

Inexpensive ($10 net), brief, and pocket-sized, The Longman Pocket Writer's Companion offers concise advice in areas students most frequently need help: research writing, documentation, the writing process, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. The authors' unique Read/Recognize/Revise approach to grammar teaches students to identify errors and provides strategies to help them avoid these errors in their own writing. With a focus on writing and researching in the academic, public, and workplace communities, the text encourages students to adjust their writing style according to the needs of their audience.

The Bible in Theory

The sixteen essays assembled in this volume, four of them co-authored, chart the successive phases of a professional life lived in the interstices of Bible and “theory.” Engaging such texts as the Song of Songs, 4 Maccabees, Mark, Luke ...

The Bible in Theory

Author: Stephen D. Moore

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589835069

Page: 465

View: 856

The sixteen essays assembled in this volume, four of them co-authored, chart the successive phases of a professional life lived in the interstices of Bible and “theory.” Engaging such texts as the Song of Songs, 4 Maccabees, Mark, Luke-Acts, John, and Romans, and such themes as the quest for the historical Jesus, the essays simultaneously traverse postmodernism, deconstruction, New Historicism, autobiographical criticism, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, masculinity studies, queer theory, and “posttheory.” Individual essay introductions and periodic annotated bibliographies make the volume an advanced introduction to biblical literary criticism.