Shaping Gym Cultures: Body, Image and Social Media [Kietas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Hardback, 272 pages, aukštis x plotis: 216x138 mm, 30 black and white illustrations
  • Išleidimo metai: 30-Nov-2019
  • Leidėjas: I.B. Tauris
  • ISBN-10: 1784539058
  • ISBN-13: 9781784539054
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
Shaping Gym Cultures: Body, Image and Social Media
  • Formatas: Hardback, 272 pages, aukštis x plotis: 216x138 mm, 30 black and white illustrations
  • Išleidimo metai: 30-Nov-2019
  • Leidėjas: I.B. Tauris
  • ISBN-10: 1784539058
  • ISBN-13: 9781784539054
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
Fitness trends and attitudes towards male and female body image are now driven by social media Indeed, Instagram personalities such as Joe Wicks and Kayla Itsines have millions of followers and are regarded as authorities on topics ranging from ageing and exercise, nutrition and bodybuilding to Cross Fit, fitspiration and paleo fitness. In the first book of its kind, Shaping Gym Culture provides both a landmark overview and pioneering analysis of the gym as a popular cultural phenomenon. It draws on recent theoretical developments in art history, gender studies, sports studies and transgender studies as a means to critically investigate ways in which gym culture and fitness-oriented social media platforms celebrate specific body ideas and promote particular lifestyles as healthy, whilst also being essential reading for students.

Pioneering study of the gym as a socio-cultural phenomenon.
Table of Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: The Gym in History
Chapter 1: Perfect: Reflections on Female Body Image and the Gym
Chapter 2: Fitspiration: Reflections on Male Body Image and Manly Diets
Chapter 3: Gym Fetishes
Chapter 4: The Gym as an Exercise in Loneliness
Chapter 5: Pumping Iron: Beyond Gender Binaries
Chapter 6: Baby Boomers and the Ageing Body
Chapter 7: CrossFit: The Coming Community Conclusion: The Gym in a Global Context
Nicholas Chare is Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of History of Art and Film Studies, at the Universite de Montreal, Canada. He was formerly Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Melbourne.