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dc.contributor.authorSparkes, Andrew C.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBatey, Joanneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Daviden_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Exeteren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-06T10:30:43Zen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-25T12:07:38Zen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-20T15:06:29Z
dc.date.issued2005en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis article draws on the life history of an elite, black, male bodybuilder to explore the social meanings of muscle in the construction and confirmation of specific forms of masculine identity. Attention is given to childhood experiences in a hostile environment and how this initiated a quest for a hyper-muscular body. Having successfully achieved this aim by winning a British Championship a turning point moment prematurely terminates his sporting career. The aftermath of this moment for his sense of self are examined by focusing on experiences of the following: negative pain, an atrophying body, the loss of a disciplined body and an athletic identity, and becoming ‘black again’ in a small body. Finally, some reflections on the muscled self and its aftermath are provided.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationAuto/Biography, 2005, 13: 131-160en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1191/0967550705ab033oaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10036/17593en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://autobiography.edina.clockss.org/aub_2005_13_2/10.1177_09675507050130020301.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectBodyen_GB
dc.subjectIdentityen_GB
dc.subjectMasculinitiesen_GB
dc.subjectEthnicityen_GB
dc.subjectLife Historyen_GB
dc.subjectQualitative methodologyen_GB
dc.titleThe Muscled Self and Its Aftermath: A Life History Study of an Elite, Black, Male Bodybuilderen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2008-02-06T10:30:43Zen_GB
dc.date.available2011-01-25T12:07:38Zen_GB
dc.date.available2013-03-20T15:06:29Z
dc.identifier.issn09675507en_GB
dc.identifier.issn14799715en_GB
dc.identifier.journalAuto/Biographyen_GB


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