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Moving Writing

Crafting Movement in Sport Research


Jim Denison and Pirkko Markula

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.
Contents: Jim Denison/Pirkko Markula: Introduction: Moving Writing – Pirkko Markula: Bodily Dialogues: Writing the Self – Andrew C. Sparkes: Bodies, Identities, Selves: Autoethnographic Fragments and Reflections – Arto Tiihonen: Body Talks: I Write – Katherine Parrott: Initiation – David Rowe: A Fan’s Life: Lost and Found – Toni Bruce: Pass – Robert Rinehart: On «Sk8ing»: Reflections on Method – Martti Silvennoinen: Ecstasy on Skis – Joli Sandoz: An Interview with Jenifer Levin – John Morefield: An Interview with Donald Hayes – Jim Denison: Movement Practices Through Text.