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.

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.

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.

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

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Page: 359

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Ambiguous Embodiment

I read Lacan much more as a critic of socio - historical structures , however ,
similarly to the way I read Freud , than primarily as ... 106 In his essay on
bodybuilding , however , Kirchhoff does not pick up on this theme of social
criticism . Instead ...

Ambiguous Embodiment

Author: Sabine Wilke

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Page: 237

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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

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International Review for the Sociology of Sport

This relationship was particularly evident among the bodybuilders . ... Bordo , S. (
1990 ) Reading the Slender Body ' , in M. Jacobus , E.F. Keller and S.
Shuttleworth ( eds ) Body Politics : Women and the ... Masculinity ' , in M. Messner
and D. Sabo ( eds ) Sport , Men , and the Gender Order : Critical Feminist
Perspectives .

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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

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Page: 284

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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
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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

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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.

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 .

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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

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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

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

Journal of the Philosophy of Sport

In : Philosophy of Sport : Critical Readings , Crucial Issues , Holowchak , M . A . (
Ed . ) . ... Bodybuilders and strength athletes were pioneers in their use of
anabolic steroids as well as in their insistence upon attention to diet to improve
bodily ...

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The Meanings of Dress 2nd Edition

The suggested reading by Knickmeyer ( 2001 ) includes the interesting cross -
cultural observation that Americans focus on the size of a woman ' s bustline ... In
addition , female bodybuilders ( Schulze , 1990 ) and homosexuals further
challenge traditional patriarchy by daring to thrive without ... Then , after you get
to know her or him , you discover that the individual is very critical of his or her
own body .

The Meanings of Dress 2nd Edition

Author: Mary Lynn Damhorst

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN:

Page: 559

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This revised collection of articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals expands the readers awareness and understanding of what dress is all about. The essays in The Meanings of Dress, 2nd Edition, illustrate essential topics, such as dress and sociology, cultural studies, gender, religion, modesty and technological changes. Design and merchandising students will gain insight into how and why consumers buy clothing and other products related to dress and will grasp ways to forecast future trends. The book serves all interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course needs.

The Sport Psychologist

In S . Birrell & M . McDonald ( Eds . ) , Reading sport : Critical essays on power
and representation ( pp . 279 - 310 ) . Boston , MA ... Fisher , L . A . ( 1997 ) . “
Building one ' s self up : ” The construction of female identities in bodybuilders .

The Sport Psychologist

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Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

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

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