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Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Karen Throsby

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is about the extreme sport of marathon swimming. It provides insight into a social world about which very little is known, while simultaneously exploring the ways in which the social world ... More


The Stadium Century: Sport, Spectatorship and Mass Society in Modern France

Robert W. Lewis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526106247
eISBN:
9781526120816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106247.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The stadium century traces the history of stadia and mass spectatorship in modern France from the vélodromes of the late nineteenth century to the construction of the Stade de France before the 1998 ... More


A man’s playground

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Post-war Hong Kong was not merely an arena for developing capitalism, modernisation, and good governance; it was also a site for leisure. Above all, Hong Kong was described as a venue for male ... More


Games and sports in the long eighteenth century: failures of transmission

Peter Clark

in Leisure Cultures In Urban Europe, C.1700-1870: A transnational perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089695
eISBN:
9781526104304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089695.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter raises the intriguing question why some of the eighteenth-century innovations in English leisure actually failed to be transmitted to the continent. Despite the eighteenth century seeing ... More


Gendering swimming

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the ways in which marathon swimming is gendered. It argues that in spite of an apolitical gloss which erases social differences in the interests of being ‘all swimmers ... More


Heroic fatness

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the demands on marathon swimmers to acquire body fat as insulation against the cold are in tension with conventional understandings of what constitutes the ‘good’ sporting ... More


Failing bodies

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the ways in which pain, injury and the failure to complete a long swim are experienced and accounted for in marathon swimming, and asks what this means for our understandings of ... More


Conclusion

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter summarises the key arguments of the book, focusing on five key disjunctures between the dominant representations of marathon swimming and its lived realities. I argue that these ... More


Sport and British Jewry: Integration, ethnicity and anti-Semitism, 1890–1970

David Dee

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719087608
eISBN:
9781781704868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087608.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Sport and British Jewry provides the first wide-ranging examination of the importance of sport in the modern history of the British-Jewish community. Covering the period from 1890 through to 1970, ... More


‘[M]anly beauty and muscular strength’: sculpture, sport and the nation at the Crystal Palace, 1854–1918

Kate Nichols

Kate Nichols and Sarah Victoria Turner (eds)

in After 1851: The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096495
eISBN:
9781526124135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096495.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This essay recovers episodes in the wide and varied sporting history of the Crystal Palace in the later nineteenth and early twentieth century, and situates it in the context of ideas about the body, ... More


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