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Femininity, Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing

Femininity, Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing

  • Author: Kerry Griffiths
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317649176
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 142
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This book explores the phenomenon of pole dancing as an increasingly popular fitness and leisure activity for women. It moves beyond previous debates surrounding the empowering or degrading nature of pole dancing classes, and instead explores the complexities of these concepts and highlights that women participating in this practice cannot be seen as one dimensional. Femininity, Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing explores the construction, negotiation and presentation of a gendered and classed identity and self through participation in pole dancing, the meaning of pole dancing as a fitness practice for women, and the concepts of community and friendship as developed through classes. Using empirical research, the book uncovers the stories and experiences of the women who participate in these classes, and examines what the mainstreaming of this type of sexualised dance means for the women who practice it. Pole dancing is shown to be a practice in which female identities are negotiated, performed and enacted and this book positions pole dancing as an activity which both reinforces but also presents some challenge to ideas of feminism and femininity for the women that participate. Women's participation in pole dancing is described in a discourse of choice and control, yet this book argues that the decision to participate is somewhat constructed by the advertising of these classes as enabling women to create a particular desirable self, which is perpetuated throughout our culture as the ‘ideal’. Exploring the ways in which women attempt to manage impressions and present themselves as ‘respectable’, the book examines how women wish to dis-identify with both women who work as strippers and women who are feminist, seeing both identities as contradictory to the feminine image that they pursue. The book explores the capacity of these classes to offer women some feelings of agency but challenges the idea that participating in pole dancing can offer collective empowerment. The book ultimately argues that women’s participation can be viewed both in terms of their active engagement and enjoyment of these classes and in terms of the structures and pressures which continue to shape their lives. This timely publication explores the complexity of the pole dancing phenomenon and highlights a range of questions surrounding this activity as a leisure form. It will be a valuable contribution to those interested in women’s and gender studies, cultural studies, feminism, sociology and leisure studies.

Human–Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure

Human–Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure

  • Author: Katherine Dashper
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317390261
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 194
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Riding, training and caring for horses are visceral experiences that require the immersion of both body and mind. This book provides an in-depth understanding of human–horse relationships and interactions as embodied in equestrian sport and leisure. As a closely focused ethnographic study of the horse world, it explores the key themes of partnership and collaboration in human–horse communication, the formation of individual and collective identities performed through involvement in the horse world, and human–horse interaction as an embodied way of being. This book argues that encounters between humans and horses can reveal the ways that human society has been and continues to be structured through intersection with nonhuman others. Equestrian sport and leisure provides an apt context for considering how such concepts of interspecies communication and collaboration are negotiated, managed, (mis)understood and performed, resulting in a uniquely embodied way of knowing and being in the world. Human–Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure is fascinating reading for anyone interested in equestrianism, human-animal studies, theories of embodiment, the sociology of sport, or sport and social theory.

Women and Sport in Latin America

Women and Sport in Latin America

  • Author: Rosa Lopez de D'Amico,Tansin Benn,Gertrud Pfister
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131756572X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 260
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This multidisciplinary book draws on sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and history, to explore the diversity, challenges and achievements of Latin American women in sport. It offers an in-depth analysis of women’s sport in ten countries across Latin America, insights into the sport activities of indigenous peoples, and the contributions of Latin American women to sport living outside of the region. The book also provides a comprehensive overview of international developments in gender and sport research, policy development and theory, and addresses sport participation at many levels including in school-based physical education, community and high performance contexts.

Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport

Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport

A sociocultural analysis

  • Author: Michael J. Hartill
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317536002
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 234
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Cases of sport-related child sexual abuse have received increasing news coverage in recent years. This book documents and evaluates this important issue through a critical investigation of the research and theory on sexual violence and child sex offending that has emerged over the past thirty years. Based on life-history interviews with male and female ‘survivors’ of child sexual abuse in sport, this text offers a deeper appreciation for the experiences of those who are sexually victimized within sports and school-sport settings. Drawing on a wide range of sources, it also provides a new theoretical framework through which child sexual abuse in sport may be explored. Offering a critique spanning psychology, sociology and criminology, this book challenges existing theories of sex offending while advocating an alternative epistemology to help better understand and address this social problem. Presenting an original sociological approach to this field of study, Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport is important reading for any researcher, policy-maker or practitioner working in youth sport, physical education, sports coaching, sport policy, child protection or social work.

Women and Exercise

Women and Exercise

The Body, Health and Consumerism

  • Author: Eileen Kennedy,Pirkko Markula
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136883681
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
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Exercise for women is a heavily-laden social and embodied experience. While exercise promotion has become an increasingly visible part of health campaigns, obesity among women is rising, and studies indicate that women are generally less physically active than men. Women’s (lack of) exercise, therefore, has become a public concern, and physiological and psychological research has attempted to develop more effective exercise programs aimed at women. Yet women have a complex relationship with embodiment and physical activity that is difficult for quantitative scientific approaches to explore. This book addresses this neglect by providing a much-needed feminist, qualitative social analysis of women and exercise. The contributors, drawn from across Europe and North America, investigate the ways women experience exercise within the context of the global fitness industry. All the authors take a specifically feminist perspective in their analysis of the fit, feminine body, exploring media images and the global branding of fitness products, the relationship between exercise and fat, the construction of physical activity within health discourse, and the lived experience of the exercising body. The collection explores the diversity of women’s experiences of exercise in relation to age, ethnicity and body size. The book is essential for anyone interested in health promotion, sport and exercise or the social and cultural study of gender and embodiment.

Im Zeichen des Saturn

Im Zeichen des Saturn

Essays

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783446204249
  • Category:
  • Page: 205
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Pole-Dancing für jede Frau.

Pole-Dancing für jede Frau.

Strip-Workouts mit Sheila Kelleys S-Faktor

  • Author: Sheila Kelley
  • Publisher: Riva Verlag
  • ISBN: 3864136040
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 264
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Für den Film The Blue Iguana, in dem Sheila Kelley eine Go-Go-Tänzerin spielte, besuchte sie monatelang einen Strip Club, um mit zwei Stripperinnen zu trainieren und ihre Bewegungen nachzuahmen. Dabei stellte sie fest, dass das Strippen und Tanzen an der Stange nie jemals unterrichtet wurde, sondern jede für sich ihre eigene Technik selbst entwickelte. Sheila war so fasziniert, dass sie begann, ihr eigenes Pole-Dancing-Programm zu entwickeln: den S-Faktor, angelehnt an die angeborene weibliche S-Form, die die Basis für die Techniken und Bewegungen darstellt. Sie selbst sagt, dass sie sich durch das Strip-Workout stärker, selbstbewusster und vor allem sexier fühlt – und dieses Gefühl möchte sie auch ihren Teilnehmerinnen vermitteln. Dieses Strip-Workout ist ein hartes Training mit anfangs ungewöhnlichen, aber sinnlichen und erotischen Bewegungen zugleich, die jeden Muskel trainieren. Der Körper wird straffer, fester und beweglicher. Jede Übung ist Schritt-für-Schritt erklärt und reich bebildert. Außerdem hat Sheila verschiedene Strip-Workouts zusammengestellt – vom 15-Minuten-Workout bis zum Special-Strip am Valentinstag.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1973
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Die Anfänge der Musik

Die Anfänge der Musik

  • Author: Carl Stumpf
  • Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783487410845
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 209
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Der Bauch des Ozeans

Der Bauch des Ozeans

Roman

  • Author: Fatou Diome
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783257235210
  • Category:
  • Page: 273
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Living Dolls

Living Dolls

warum junge Frauen heute lieber schön als schlau sein wollen

  • Author: Natasha Walter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596189960
  • Category:
  • Page: 330
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Vom Ende der Unschuld oder das sexuelle Drama, eine Frau zu werden

Vom Ende der Unschuld oder das sexuelle Drama, eine Frau zu werden

  • Author: Naomi Wolf
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783499609374
  • Category: German language books
  • Page: 428
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Dialogue and Creativity

Dialogue and Creativity

Activity Theory in the Study of Science, Technology and Innovations

  • Author: Miettinen, Reijo
  • Publisher: Lehmanns Media
  • ISBN: 386541673X
  • Category:
  • Page: 400
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Beschreibung: This book is a collection of papers in which cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) is used to study science, technology and innovations. In the 16 chapters of the book an activity theoretical approach is developed through dialogue with the relevant theoretical approaches of science and technology studies, such as actor network theory, symbolic interactionism and Knorr-Cetinas's theory of objectual cultural practice. The book has three parts. The first one comprises empirical studies on creativity and change in research work and innovations. The cases studied include research groups in analytical chemistry, aerosol physics, biotechnology as well as innovations in medical technology by research-based firms. In making sense of the distributed creation, CHAT is put in dialogue with the systemic view of psychology of creativity, the systemic approach in history of technology as well as sociological theories of creativity. The second part compares systematically the similarities and differences between Deweyan pragmatism and CHAT, and shows how they can be used in a complementary way in empirical research. The third part evaluates actor network theory, constructivist conceptions of learning as well as the concept of routine largely used in organizational studies from the position of CHAT. In addition the concept 'object of activity' central in activity theory is discussed and elaborated in two chapters. The autor: Reijo Miettinen is Professor of Adult Education in the University of Helsinki and he was Vice director of the Center for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research in 1995-2007.

Einladung zur Soziologie

Einladung zur Soziologie

Eine humanistische Perspektive

  • Author: Peter Berger
  • Publisher: UTB
  • ISBN: 3825248321
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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Im Alter von 35 Jahren schrieb Peter L. Berger seine charmante Einführung „Invitation to Sociology“, welche in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Mit seiner konkurrenz- und zeitlosen »Einladung zur Soziologie« eröffnet er auf möglichst leichtfüßige und eingängige Art einen Zugang in die Denk- und Arbeitsweisen des Fachs. Ergänzt wird das Werk durch ein aktuelles Interview, das die Herausgeberin Michaela Pfadenhauer mit Peter L. Berger über dieses Buch und sein heutiges Verständnis von Soziologie führte. Peter L. Berger gilt als bedeutendster Vertreter der „neueren Wissenssoziologie“ und scharfer Analytiker der Gegenwart. Er leitete 30 Jahre lang das von ihm gegründete „Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs“ (CURA) an der Boston University. Mit dieser utb-Studienausgabe wird das wichtige Werk Studienanfängern wieder zugänglich gemacht.

Me, My Selfie and I

Me, My Selfie and I

Was Jugendliche heute wirklich bewegt

  • Author: Dr. Jean M. Twenge
  • Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641200652
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 480
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Sie sind zwischen 1995 und 2005 geboren und damit die erste Generation, die schon im Jugendalter ein Smartphone besitzt. Sie verbringen Stunden in sozialen Netzwerken und mit dem Schreiben von Kurznachrichten, aber sehen ihre Freunde seltener von Angesicht zu Angesicht. Sie sind toleranter, drehen sich jedoch mehr um sich selbst. Sie werden langsamer erwachsen und haben ein höheres Sicherheitsbedürfnis. Anhand von zahlreichen Interviews zeichnet die Psychologin Jean Twenge ein erhellendes Bild dieser neuen Generation und verdeutlich, warum es für uns alle wichtig ist, sie zu verstehen. Denn sie werden es sein, die unser aller Zukunft prägen.

Verfall und Ende des öffentlichen Lebens

Verfall und Ende des öffentlichen Lebens

die Tyrannei der Intimität

  • Author: Richard Sennett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783833305948
  • Category:
  • Page: 613
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Über gesunde und kranke Nerven

Über gesunde und kranke Nerven

  • Author: R. von Krafft-Ebing
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783955629557
  • Category:
  • Page: 168
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Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben

Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben

  • Author: Georg Simmel
  • Publisher: Musaicum Books
  • ISBN: 802721386X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 47
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Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben ist ein 1903 erschienener Aufsatz des Soziologen Georg Simmel, mit dem dieser die Grundlagen der Stadtsoziologie schuf. Das tiefste Problem des modernen Lebens ist nach Georg Simmel der Anspruch des Individuums nach der Selbstständigkeit und Eigenart seines Daseins gegen die Übermächte der Gesellschaft, das geschichtlich Ererbte der äußerlichen Kultur und Technik des Lebens zu bewahren. Der Großstädter ist - im Gegensatz zum Kleinstädter - einer "Steigerung des Nervenlebens" ausgesetzt. Darin besteht die Basis für den Typus großstädtischer Individualität. Georg Simmel (1858-1918) war ein deutscher Philosoph und Soziologe. Er leistete wichtige Beiträge zur Kulturphilosophie, war Begründer der "formalen Soziologie" und der Konfliktsoziologie. Simmel stand in der Tradition der Lebensphilosophie, aber auch der des Neukantianismus.