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Deconstructing martial arts

Bowman, Paul 2019. Deconstructing martial arts. Cardiff: Cardiff University Press. 10.18573/book1

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Abstract

Deconstructing Martial Arts analyses familiar issues and debates that arise in scholarly, practitioner and popular cultural discussions and treatments of martial arts and argues that martial arts are dynamic and variable constructs whose meanings and values regularly shift, mutate and transform, depending on the context. It argues that deconstructing martial arts is an invaluable approach to both the scholarly study of martial arts in culture and society and also to wider understandings of what and why martial arts are. Placing martial arts in relation to core questions and concerns of media and cultural studies around identity, value, orientalism, and embodiment, Deconstructing Martial Arts introduces and elaborates deconstruction as a rewarding method of cultural studies.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Additional Information: This book is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives 4.0 license. Copyright is retained by the author(s)
Publisher: Cardiff University Press
ISBN: 9781911653004
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 June 2019
Date of Acceptance: 26 April 2019
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 16:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/123724

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