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Ultimate Fighting and Embodiment

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Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an emergent sport where competitors in a ring or cage utilize strikes (punches, kicks, elbows and knees) as well as submission techniques to defeat opponents. This book explores the carnal experience of fighting through a sensory ethnography of MMA, and how it transgresses the cultural scripts of masculinity in popular culture. Based on four years of participant observation in a local MMA club and in-depth interviews with amateur and professional MMA fighters, Spencer documents fighters' training regimes and the meanings they attach to participation in the sport. Drawing from the philosophical phenomenology of Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Luc Nancy, this book develops bodies-centered ontological and epistemological grounding for this study. Guided by such a position, it places bodies at the center of analysis of MMA and elucidates the embodied experience of pain and injury, and the sense and rhythms of fighting.


Dale C. Spencer is a Banting postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta. His interests include embodiment, emotions, violence and victimization. He has published in such journals as Body and Society, Punishment and Society and Criminal Law and Philosophy. He is co-editor of Emotions Matter: A Relational Approach to Emotions (University of Toronto Press, 2011) and co-author of Reimagining Intervention in Young Lives (University of British Columbia Press.


1. Introduction 2. Phenomenology and Bodies 3. Time, Space and Sense of Fighting 4. Difference and Bodies 5. Being a MMA Fighter 6. Habit(us), Body Techniques and Body Callusing 7. Narratives of Despair, Loss and Failure: Pain, Injury and Masculinities 8. Emotions and Violence 9. Homosociality, (Homo)eroticism and Dueling Practice 10. Conclusion


Titel: Ultimate Fighting and Embodiment
Untertitel: Violence, Gender and Mixed Martial Arts
EAN: 9781136499166
ISBN: 978-1-136-49916-6
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
Genre: Sport
Anzahl Seiten: 214
Veröffentlichung: 19.06.2013
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch
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