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Body Commons: Toward an Interdisciplinary Study of the Somatic Spectacular

Kohe, Geoff, Newman, Joshua (2011) Body Commons: Toward an Interdisciplinary Study of the Somatic Spectacular. Brogla: An Australian Journal About Dance, 35 . pp. 65-74. ISSN 1322-76545. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Recently, many Western societies have indulgently produced and consumed a new theatre of corporeality. In this paper, we explore the explosion of corporeal (kinesthetic) forms as evidenced in mass-media discourse—as evoked by ?reality? television shows like Dancing with the stars and So you think you can dance?, and in contemporary agent provocateurs such as the spectacle and spectacular(ised) Lady Gaga. Drawing on Turner?s (1992) notion of the ?somatic society?, Shilling?s (2006) theorizing on the body sociological, and McLaren?s (1995) Freire-inspired examinations of critical pedagogy, we argue that these forms share, we suggest, commonalities with the spectacularised and politicised physcailties of sporting bodies oft-polemicised by body sociologists, feminist critics, and cultural studies scholars (to name but a few). Each is thrust into public sphere is heretofore unimaginably spectacular ways; each is judged, subjected, and disciplined along performative norms; each is transformed into somatic currency for capital accumulation. Thusly, we offer a new lens toward a radically-contextually, anti-disciplinary, corporeally-engaged, critical (public) body pedagogic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: dance, sport, sport studies, interdisciplinary study
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Geoffery Kohe
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 12:00 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66761 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kohe, Geoff: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6683-6669
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