Male bodybuilders and the social meaning of muscle

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Male bodybuilders and the social meaning of muscle

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dc.contributor.author Brown, David en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-06T10:31:02Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T12:07:28Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T15:05:31Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_GB
dc.description.abstract This paper reflects and theorises upon the engagement in a 'self-refelxive body project' by five male bodybuilders as they experience becoming, and being a bodybuilder. Using a life history approach, the notion of 'process' is opened up by contextualising the participants' bodybuilding biographies in a social, cultural and historical framework. Subjective meanings of constructing and 'being' a hyper-muscular male body are considered in relation to indications of empowerment and enselfment as experienced by these men as their bodies develop. In interpreting this data, a range of theories of the body are eclectically drawn upon to inform the process of becoming and being a bodybuilder in terms of its impact on self and social identity. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Auto/Biography, 1999, Vol VII, Numbers 1 & 2, pp. 83-90 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/17594 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_GB
dc.subject Body en_GB
dc.subject identity en_GB
dc.subject masculinity en_GB
dc.subject change en_GB
dc.title Male bodybuilders and the social meaning of muscle en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-02-06T10:31:02Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T12:07:28Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T15:05:31Z
dc.identifier.issn 0967-5507 en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1479-9715 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Auto/Biography en_GB


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