Fitness Culture: Gyms and the Commercialisation of Discipline and Fun - Consumption and Public Life (Paperback)
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Fitness Culture: Gyms and the Commercialisation of Discipline and Fun - Consumption and Public Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 236 Pages / Published: 16/08/2010
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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.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137464873
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 3164 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This engaging exploration of what sustains gym membership as a consumer practice will be of interest to scholars of studies of consumption, the body, leisure and health." - CHOICE Review

"Rejecting cultural dupe models, so prevalent in consumerist analyses of fitness, Sassatelli provides a comprehensive analysis of the range of complicated and sometimes contradictory meanings that participants use to understand their continued participation in a commodified fitness culture." - Journal of Consumer Culture

"Sassatelli has written a great book which will be of wide interest and value to scholars of both embodiment and consumption as well as to the narrower fraternity of 'gym researchers.'" - SocioLogica

"An important contribution to contemporary thought on consumer culture." - Journal of Sociology

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