Body Fascism

Body Fascism

Salvation in the Technology of Physical Fitness

eBook - 2002
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"Body Fascism views technology not simply as a tool for other projects, but as a project itself, producing its own realities, which Pronger argues are ultimately nihilistic. Indeed, he finds disquieting parallels between what technology has done to the environment and what it is doing to the body. Exploring fascinating intersections between postmodern Western and Zen approaches to life, he shows how the body's energy is vulnerable to insidious forms of exploitation as well as capable of harbouring the potential for transcendence." "The broad scope of this book makes it unique in the discipline, and it will be of interest not only to scholars in the fields of physical education, social science, science, and technology, but also to those who are personally drawn to modern technologies of physical fitness."--Jacket.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, 2002
ISBN: 9781442671485
1442671483
9780802084804
9780802036469
080208480X
0802036465
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 276 pages)

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