Intercorporeal enaction and synchrony: the case of distance-running together

Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn and Hockey, John (2017) Intercorporeal enaction and synchrony: the case of distance-running together. In: Moving Bodies in Interaction - Interacting Bodies in Motion. Intercorporeality, interkinaesthia, and enaction in sports. Advances in Interaction Studies (8). John Benjamins Publishing, pp. 173-192. ISBN 9789027204622, 9789027265555

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Whilst there exists a substantial literature providing abstract theorizations of sport, there is relatively sparse ethnographic research addressing the mundane practices of actually “doing sport” and specifically, “doing sport together”. To address such lacunae, this chapter offers an in-depth, phenomenologically inspired analysis of training together for distance running as requiring finely attuned interaction and intercorporeality. Here, we focus specifically upon the sensory and interactional work we undertake, which constitutes an essential component in our experience of running-together. Employing sociological phenomenology as the theoretical framework, we draw on data from a collaborative autoethnographic project to explore and analyze in detail our various intercorporeal practices and processes, fundamental to the enaction of training-together for distance running.

Keywords:Sociology, Phenomenology, Sociological phenomenology, Intercorporeality, Sport, Running, Autoethnography, Enaction
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Deposited On:23 Aug 2017 13:43

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