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Pray the Weight Away: Shaping Devotional Fitness Culture

R. Marie Griffith

in Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217539
eISBN:
9780520938113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217539.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Psychological explanations of shame and self-punishment, coupled with dubious secularization theories, display less agility in accounting for America's love affair with thin bodies than theories of ... More


Fit to Be Tied: Eexercise Fads and Our Addiction to Autonomy

Claire E. Rasmussen

in The Autonomous Animal: Self-Governance and the Modern Subject

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669561
eISBN:
9781452946757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669561.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the everyday politics of the autonomous subject of advanced liberal physical culture; i.e. the fitness culture, where self-management of the body is the exemplar of autonomous ... More


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