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Focault, Sport and Exercise: Power, Knowledge and Transforming the Self

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Michel Foucault's work profoundly influences the way we think about society, in particular how we understand social power, the self, and the body. This book gives an innovative and entirely new analysis of is later works making it a one-stop guide for students, exploring how Foucauldian theory can inform our understanding of the body, domination, identity and freedom as ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published October 31st 2006 by Routledge (first published September 13th 2006)
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Michel Foucault has been a figure of immense interest and great influence on my thinking. Combining Foucault's philosophy with my other interest, the worlds of fitness and sport, made this hard to pass up.

Foucault's philosophy can be broken down into roughly two phases: his earlier "archaeology", focusing on the historical construction of knowledge, and the Nietzschean "genealogy" that defines his later works, in which he seeks to decipher the intersection of power, knowledge, and the self. Mar
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