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Women and Exercise : The Body, Health and Consumerism

By: Kennedy, Eileen.
Contributor(s): Markula, Pirkko.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2011Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (317 p.).ISBN: 9780203839300.Subject(s): Exercise for women | Exercise for women | Women - Health and hygiene | Women -- Health and hygiene | Women in mass media | Women in mass mediaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women and Exercise : The Body, Health and ConsumerismDDC classification: 613.7/045 | 613.7045 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Beyond Binaries: Contemporary Approaches to Women and Exercise; Part I: The Business of Exercise: Selling and Consuming Fitness; 1 Love Your Body?: The Discursive Construction of Exercise in Women's Lifestyle and Fitness Magazines; 2 Women Developing and Branding Fitness Products on the Global Market: The Method Putkisto Case; 3 'Folding': A Feminist Intervention in Mindful Fitness; Part II: Body Trouble: Fat Women and Exercise; 4 Fit, Fat and Feminine?: The Stigmatization of Fat Women in Fitness Gyms
5 I Am (Not) Big . . . It's the Pictures that Got Small: Examining Cultural and Personal Exercise Narratives and the Fear of Fat6 Large Women's Experiences of Exercise; 7 Obesity, Body Pedagogies and Young Women's Engagement with Exercise; Part III: In the Name of Health: Women's Exercise and Public Health; 8 The Significance of Western Health Promotion Discourse for Older Women from Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds; 9 Growing Old (Dis)Gracefully?: The Gender/Aging/Exercise Nexus; 10 "Doing Something That's Good For Me": Exploring Intersections of Physical Activity and Health
Part IV: Lived Body Experiences: Exercise, Embodiment and Performance11 The New 'Superwoman': Intersections of Fitness, Physical Culture and the Female Body in Romania; 12 Keep Your Clothes On!: Fit and Sexy Through Striptease Aerobics; 13 Becoming Aware of Gendered Embodiment: Female Beginners Learning Aikido; 14 Running Embodiment, Power and Vulnerability: Notes Toward a Feminist Phenomenology of Female Running; Contributors; Index
Summary: This volume examines women''s contradictory experiences of their bodies, health and exercise within the cultural context of consumerism. Featuring contributions by leading scholars on women and exercise across North America and Europe, this timely examination of women, exercise and fitness will shape the international dialogue on these critical issues.
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Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Beyond Binaries: Contemporary Approaches to Women and Exercise; Part I: The Business of Exercise: Selling and Consuming Fitness; 1 Love Your Body?: The Discursive Construction of Exercise in Women's Lifestyle and Fitness Magazines; 2 Women Developing and Branding Fitness Products on the Global Market: The Method Putkisto Case; 3 'Folding': A Feminist Intervention in Mindful Fitness; Part II: Body Trouble: Fat Women and Exercise; 4 Fit, Fat and Feminine?: The Stigmatization of Fat Women in Fitness Gyms

5 I Am (Not) Big . . . It's the Pictures that Got Small: Examining Cultural and Personal Exercise Narratives and the Fear of Fat6 Large Women's Experiences of Exercise; 7 Obesity, Body Pedagogies and Young Women's Engagement with Exercise; Part III: In the Name of Health: Women's Exercise and Public Health; 8 The Significance of Western Health Promotion Discourse for Older Women from Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds; 9 Growing Old (Dis)Gracefully?: The Gender/Aging/Exercise Nexus; 10 "Doing Something That's Good For Me": Exploring Intersections of Physical Activity and Health

Part IV: Lived Body Experiences: Exercise, Embodiment and Performance11 The New 'Superwoman': Intersections of Fitness, Physical Culture and the Female Body in Romania; 12 Keep Your Clothes On!: Fit and Sexy Through Striptease Aerobics; 13 Becoming Aware of Gendered Embodiment: Female Beginners Learning Aikido; 14 Running Embodiment, Power and Vulnerability: Notes Toward a Feminist Phenomenology of Female Running; Contributors; Index

This volume examines women''s contradictory experiences of their bodies, health and exercise within the cultural context of consumerism. Featuring contributions by leading scholars on women and exercise across North America and Europe, this timely examination of women, exercise and fitness will shape the international dialogue on these critical issues.

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The 21 contributors to this "avowedly feminist" examination of the sociocultural aspects of women's exercise are an international group of established scholars involved in feminist research on exercise; the majority are from the UK, but Norway, Sweden, Finland, Canada, and the US are also represented. The essays provide particular insight into the various methodologies feminist researchers use when they engage in qualitative analysis of sociocultural conditions. These perspectives are not commonly represented in the media, and when they are proffered they are typically marginalized. Eileen Kennedy and Evdokia Pappa's essay ("Love Your Body?"), which looks at the "discursive construction of exercise in women's lifestyle and fitness magazines," provides an enlightening introduction to the challenge women face and acts as a leaping-off point for all the essays that follow. This book is an invaluable resource for those invested in injecting health information into the public conversation. Messages on women and exercise are too easily deemphasized or deemed insignificant or deviations from the male norm in modern gendered society. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals; students in vocational programs. J. A. McClung Berea College

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<p>Eileen Kennedy is Director of the Centre for Scientific and Cultural Research in Sport in the School of Human and Life Sciences at Roehampton University, London, UK. She has a background in Philosophy (BA, University of Essex) and Women's Studies (MA, University of Kent) and gained her PhD in Sociology of Sport from De Montfort University for her thesis, Gender in Televised Sport. Since then, her research and publications have focused on the intersections of nation, class and race in the discursive construction of masculinities and femininities in the sport and exercise media.nbsp;Dr. Kennedynbsp;is interested in the significance of the body and the senses in the consumption of media sport, and has begun to focus on the mediation of sport through sporting spaces and digital sportscapes. She is co-author, with Laura Hills, of Sport, Media and Society (published by Berg).</p> <p>Pirkko Markula is a professor of socio-cultural studies of sport and physical activity at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her research interests include poststructuralist feminist analysis of dance, exercise and sport, ethnography, autoethnography and performance ethnography. She is the co-author, with Richard Pringle, of Foucault, Sport and Exercise: Power, Knowledge and Transforming the Self (Routledge, 2006), editor of Feminist Sport Studies: Sharing Joy, Sharing Pain (SUNY Press, 2005), co-editor, with Sarah Riley, Maree Burns, Hannah Frith and Sally Wiggins, of Critical Bodies: Representations, Identities and Practices of Weight and Body Management (Palgrave, 2007) and co-editor, with Jim Denison, of Moving Writing: Crafting Movement in Sport Research (Peter Lang, 2003).</p>

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