Feminist phenomenology and the woman in the running body

Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn (2011) Feminist phenomenology and the woman in the running body. Sport, Ethics & Philosophy, 5 (3). pp. 287-302. ISSN 1751-1321

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Abstract

Modern phenomenology, with its roots in Husserlian philosophy, has been taken up and utilised in a myriad of ways within different disciplines, but until recently has remained relatively under-used within sports studies. A corpus of sociological-phenomenological work is now beginning to develop in this domain, alongside a longer standing literature in feminist phenomenology. These specific social-phenomenological forms explore the situatedness of lived-body experience within a particular social structure. After providing a brief overview of key strands of phenomenology, this article considers some of the ways in which sociological, and particularly feminist phenomenology, might be used to analyse female sporting embodiment. For illustrative purposes, data from an autophenomenographic project on female distance running are also included, in order briefly to demonstrate the application of phenomenology within sociology, as both theoretical framework and methodological approach.

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Additional Information:Modern phenomenology, with its roots in Husserlian philosophy, has been taken up and utilised in a myriad of ways within different disciplines, but until recently has remained relatively under-used within sports studies. A corpus of sociological-phenomenological work is now beginning to develop in this domain, alongside a longer standing literature in feminist phenomenology. These specific social-phenomenological forms explore the situatedness of lived-body experience within a particular social structure. After providing a brief overview of key strands of phenomenology, this article considers some of the ways in which sociological, and particularly feminist phenomenology, might be used to analyse female sporting embodiment. For illustrative purposes, data from an autophenomenographic project on female distance running are also included, in order briefly to demonstrate the application of phenomenology within sociology, as both theoretical framework and methodological approach.
Keywords:phenomenology, sporting embodiment, Sociology, the Body, distance running
Subjects:L Social studies > L390 Sociology not elsewhere classified
L Social studies > L300 Sociology
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:6189
Deposited By: Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson
Deposited On:20 Sep 2012 17:19
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:13

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