A Socio-Cultural Examination
Running is a fundamental human activity and holds an important place in popular culture. In recent decades it has exploded in popularity as a leisure pursuit, with marathons and endurance challenges exerting a strong fascination. This is the first book to examine running and endurance through a...
To Be Published October 15th 2015 by Routledge
The Body, Health and Consumerism
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,...
Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge
Power, Knowledge and Transforming the Self
Michel Foucault’s work profoundly influences the way we think about society, in particular how we understand social power, the self, and the body. This book gives an innovative and entirely new analysis of is later works making it a one-stop guide for students, exploring how Foucauldian theory can...
Published September 13th 2006 by Routledge