Overview:A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding: From classical to freaky - Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society - 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.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603725641-9781138187115. It was written by the following authors: Dimitris Liokaftos. Book A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding: From classical to freaky - Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society, which can be read online, published by the company: Taylor & Francis Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Education, Politics, Society. The book was published on 2017-01-24 00:00:00. It has 192 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 531 g. File for download A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding: From classical to freaky - Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society has PDF format and is called a-genealogy-of-male-bodybuilding-from-classical-to-freaky-routledge-research-in-sport-culture-and-society.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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