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Fitness culture : gyms and the commercialisation of discipline and fun, Roberta Sassatelli

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Fitness culture : gyms and the commercialisation of discipline and fun
Title
Fitness culture
Title remainder
gyms and the commercialisation of discipline and fun
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Sassatelli
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Largely organized via commercial relations of some kind, fitness gyms are key sites for studying consumption and subjectivity in contemporary society. Gym-goers are typically addressed as individuals who take control of both the market and themselves. Through a variety of qualitative sources--ethnographies, interviews and discourse analysis--this book explores how consumers and producers collaborate in the production of the training scene to provide a critical discussion of fitness as lived consumer culture. It examines how individuals become fitness participants, their locally sustained relationships, the framing of discipline as fun, the meanings attached to the idea of fitness and the negotiation of broader body ideals. Choice is revealed as a situated process, rather than a cost-benefit decision; a transformative, ongoing practice rather than an accomplished, rational calculation. Consumption features as an ambivalent phenomenon, with consumers increasingly asked to be active producers of cultural forms that are larely managed by producers who need to consume much of the very same sort they produce
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Sassatelli, Roberta
Index
index present
LC call number
GV342.27
LC item number
.S27 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Consumption and public life.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physical fitness
  • Physical fitness centers
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumers
  • Körperkultur
  • Verbraucherverhalten
  • Fitnesscenter
  • Fitnesstraining
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Fitness culture : gyms and the commercialisation of discipline and fun, Roberta Sassatelli
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-230) and index
Contents
Introduction: bodies, consumers and the ethnography of commercial gyms -- The cultural location of fitness gyms -- Spatiality and temporality -- Interaction and relational codes -- Framing fitness -- Discipline and fun -- The culture of the fit body -- Fit bodies, strong selves -- Conclusion: embodiment, subjectivity and consumer culture
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 236 p.
Isbn
9780230507494
Lccn
2010042849
System control number
  • (OCoLC)636907182
  • (OCoLC)ocn636907182
Label
Fitness culture : gyms and the commercialisation of discipline and fun, Roberta Sassatelli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-230) and index
Contents
Introduction: bodies, consumers and the ethnography of commercial gyms -- The cultural location of fitness gyms -- Spatiality and temporality -- Interaction and relational codes -- Framing fitness -- Discipline and fun -- The culture of the fit body -- Fit bodies, strong selves -- Conclusion: embodiment, subjectivity and consumer culture
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 236 p.
Isbn
9780230507494
Lccn
2010042849
System control number
  • (OCoLC)636907182
  • (OCoLC)ocn636907182

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