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Introduction: Why Do You Do This? Experiencing Humanity in Combat Play

Janet O'Shea

in Risk, Failure, Play: What Dance Reveals about Martial Arts Training

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190871536
eISBN:
9780190871574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190871536.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The introduction launches an investigation into how martial arts differentiate themselves from violence, countering the commonplace assumptions that modern, hybrid sport fighting is a descent into ... More


What’s There to Lose? Vulnerability in Combat Sport

Janet O'Shea

in Risk, Failure, Play: What Dance Reveals about Martial Arts Training

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190871536
eISBN:
9780190871574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190871536.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter continues the investigation of the separation of form and function in sport fighting, considering it as a process, rather than a thing. It does so initially through an examination of ... More


Conclusion: A Crisis of Play?

Janet O'Shea

in Risk, Failure, Play: What Dance Reveals about Martial Arts Training

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190871536
eISBN:
9780190871574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190871536.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This section contends with a central irony: Americans are among the most competitive people in the world, and yet we are among the least likely to play competitive sports in adulthood. This exercise ... More


Literacy and Song

Kate van Orden

in Materialities: Books, Readers, and the Chanson in Sixteenth-Century Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199360642
eISBN:
9780199360666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360642.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This theoretical chapter introduces the second part of the book, which is titled "Learning to Read." It outlines the educational curricula by which students learned to read in France, beginning with ... More


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