Fitness Culture

Gyms and the Commercialisation of Discipline and Fun

  • Roberta¬†Sassatelli

Part of the Consumption and Public Life book series (CUCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Roberta Sassatelli
    Pages 17-41
  3. Roberta Sassatelli
    Pages 42-66
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    Pages 67-96
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    Pages 97-119
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    Pages 120-143
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    Pages 144-167
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    Pages 168-198
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 208-236

About this book


This book provides a sociological perspective on fitness culture as developed in commercial gyms, investigating the cultural relevance of gyms in terms of the history of the commercialization of body discipline, the negotiation of gender identities and distinction dynamics within contemporary cultures of consumption.


consumption fitness gender interaction sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Roberta¬†Sassatelli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MilanItaly

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