Moving Writing

Crafting Movement in Sport Research

by Jim Denison (Volume editor) Pirkko Markula (Volume editor)
Textbook 215 Pages
Series: Cultural Critique, Volume 2


Moving Writing brings together scholars in cultural studies, sports studies, and physical education who transcend the boundaries between art and science, fact and fiction, self and other, and body and mind. These writers play with form, content, and style to explore critically such topics as women’s body image problems, injury and pain, obsessive fan behavior, and sexual identity in sport. Each author also discusses the practice of representing movement and the possibilities autoethnography and ethnographic fiction offer researchers interested in creating rounder, richer, more evocative portrayals of people’s movement experiences. Moving Writing depicts the complex and often contradictory nature of sport and physical activity as embodied practices in the twenty-first century.


ISBN (Softcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2003. 215 pp.

Biographical notes

Jim Denison (Volume editor) Pirkko Markula (Volume editor)

The Editors: Jim Denison received his Ph.D. in sport sociology at the University of Illinois. He is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom. Pirkko Markula is an ethnographer, contemporary dancer, and sport sociologist. She is Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, United Kingdom.


Title: Moving Writing