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The Body and Senses in Martial Culture

Book

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment book series (PSGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Loh Han Loong Lionel
    Pages 1-16
  3. Loh Han Loong Lionel
    Pages 17-33
  4. Loh Han Loong Lionel
    Pages 35-66
  5. Loh Han Loong Lionel
    Pages 67-91
  6. Loh Han Loong Lionel
    Pages 93-106
  7. Loh Han Loong Lionel
    Pages 107-112
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 113-137

About this book

Introduction

This ethnographic study of a mixed martial arts gym in Thailand describes the everyday practices and lived experiences of martial art practitioners. Through the lived realities and everyday experiences of these fighters, this book seeks to examine why foreigners invest their time and money to train in martial arts in Thailand; the linkages between the embodiment of martial arts and masculinity; how foreign bodies consume martial arts and what they get out of it; the sensory reconfiguration required of a fighter; and the impact of transnational flows on bodily dispositions and knowledge. The author argues that being a successful fighter entails not only sensitized awareness and knowledge of one’s body, but also a reconfiguration of the senses.

Keywords

Sociology of Sports Sociology of the Body Martial Arts Masculinity Muay Thai Embodiment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Lionel Loh Han Loong has graduated from the University of Singapore (NUS) with a degree and a masters in Social Sciences (Sociology). His areas of interests include the sociology of the body, social memory, gender and sexuality, sports, and martial arts. He is currently working as an educator and is interested in issues dealing with pedagogy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Body and Senses in Martial Culture
  • Authors H.L.L Loh
    Lionel Loh Han Loong
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55742-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, New York
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-55741-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-71830-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-55742-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 137
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of the Body
    Sociology of Sport and Leisure
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