This book offers the first critical examination of the contributions of feminist new materialist thought to the study of sport, fitness, and physical culture.
Bringing feminist new materialist theory into a lively dialogue with sport studies, it highlights the possibilities and challenges of engaging with posthumanist and new materialist theories. With empirical examples and pedagogical offerings woven throughout, the book makes complex new materialist concepts and theories highly accessible. It vividly illustrates sporting matter as lively, vital, and agentic. Engaging specifically with the methodological, theoretical, ethical and political challenges of feminist new materialisms, it elaborates understandings of moving bodies and their entanglements with human, non-human, technological, biological, cultural, and environmental forces in contemporary society.
This book extends humanist, representationalist, and discursive approaches that have characterized the landscape of critical research on active bodies, and invites new imaginings and articulations for sport and moving bodies in uncertain times and unknown futures.
View the video abstracts for each of the book's chapter here: Chapter 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UQy7aq1k20&list=PLdbxSLlj0ri04cOHxK37TfaQg0IAv6Znf&index=1
Chapter 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM-Q4FmW6h8&list=PLdbxSLlj0ri04cOHxK37TfaQg0IAv6Znf&index=2
Chapter 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0VxosyyrKg&list=PLdbxSLlj0ri04cOHxK37TfaQg0IAv6Znf&index=3
Chapter 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN9b58fPISA&list=PLdbxSLlj0ri04cOHxK37TfaQg0IAv6Znf&index=4
Chapter 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM3Ss_Tz0ZY&list=PLdbxSLlj0ri04cOHxK37TfaQg0IAv6Znf&index=5
Chapter 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNbSBThlR6s&list=PLdbxSLlj0ri04cOHxK37TfaQg0IAv6Znf&index=6
Chapter 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFRAGwH8UOY&list=PLdbxSLlj0ri04cOHxK37TfaQg0IAv6Znf&index=7
This edited collection investigates the human dimension of urban renewal, using a range of case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, India and North America, to explore how the conception and delivery of regeneration initiatives can strengthen or undermine local communities.
Ultimately aiming to understand how urban residents can successfully influence or manage change in their own communities, contributing authors interrogate the complex relationships between policy, planning, economic development, governance systems, history and urban morphology. Alongside more conventional methods, analytical approaches include built form analysis, participant observation, photographic analysis and urban labs.
Appealing to upper level undergraduate and masters' students, academics and others involved in urban renewal, the book offers a rich combination of theoretical insight and empirical analysis, contributing to literature on gentrification, the right to the city, and community participation in neighbourhood change.