The nature of the body in sport and physical culture: from bodies and environments to ecological embodiment

King, S. and Weedon, G. ORCID: 0000-0001-7673-8587, 2021. The nature of the body in sport and physical culture: from bodies and environments to ecological embodiment. Sociology of Sport Journal. ISSN 0741-1235

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Abstract

This article raises the ecological substance and relational co-constitution of bodies as a generative question for sociologists of sport and physical culture. It proceeds from our observation that recent research on the materiality of athletic bodies, and on the environmental issues in which sport is implicated, tends to run on parallel tracks. By exploring how biological, environmental, and social natures cohere in the making and unmaking of healthy bodies, our aim is to connect and extend these vibrant areas of research. We do so by developing the concept of “ecological embodiment,” a descriptor for a fluid state of becoming and a sensibility for thinking about hierarchical socioecological entanglements. To illustrate this concept, we draw on a study of whey protein powder, a key ingredient in contemporary fitness cultures.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sociology of Sport Journal
Creators: King, S. and Weedon, G.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Date: 2021
ISSN: 0741-1235
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1123/ssj.2020-0038DOI
1434631Other
Rights: Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Sociology of Sport Journal, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1123/ssj.2020-0038. © Human Kinetics, Inc.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jeremy Silvester
Date Added: 30 Apr 2021 13:42
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:03
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42793

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