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Martial arts studies: disrupting disciplinary boundaries

Bowman, Paul 2015. Martial arts studies: disrupting disciplinary boundaries. Disruptions, London: Rowman and Littlefield International.

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Abstract

The phrase “martial arts studies” is increasingly circulating as a term to describe a new field of interest. But many academic fields including history, philosophy, anthropology, and Area studies already engage with martial arts in their own particular way. Therefore, is there really such a thing as a unique field of martial arts studies? Martial Arts Studies is the first book to engage directly with these questions. It assesses the multiplicity and heterogeneity of possible approaches to martial arts studies, exploring orientations and limitations of existing approaches. It makes a case for constructing the field of martial arts studies in terms of key coordinates from post-structuralism, cultural studies, media studies, and post-colonialism. By using these anti-disciplinary approaches to disrupt the approaches of other disciplines, Martial Arts Studies proposes a field that both emerges out of and differs from its many disciplinary locations.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield International
ISBN: 9781783481279
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/67591

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