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The Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement: A Biocultural Perspective (Paperback)
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The Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement: A Biocultural Perspective (Paperback)

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Paperback 366 Pages / Published: 26/04/2012
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The Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement represents a collection of work that reveals and explores the often times dramatic relationship of our biology and culture that is inextricably woven into a tapestry of movement patterns. It explores the underpinning of human movement, reflected in play, sport, games and human culture from an evolutionary perspective and contemporary expression of sport and human movement.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739129401
Number of pages: 366
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 225 x 152 x 22 mm


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Recommended. * CHOICE, November 2011 *
To date the Anthropology of Sport has been dominated by accounts that have emphasized the social and cultural dimensions of such activities. This volume makes a significant contribution to the Anthropology of Sport through the development of a more systematic biocultural approach to sporting activities. What is particularly exciting about this volume is that the authors have been encouraged to explore the interactive and dynamic relationship between culture and biology in such a variety of ways and from such a variety of positions. Framed by Geertz's account of the importance of a concept of culture for human evolution, even while moving well beyond this early attempt, the ethnographic papers in this volume are theorised with a keen sense of the biocultural complexity of human movements. This book will find a place on bookshelves of all of us interested in the meanings and organization of human movement in social life. -- Philip Moore, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
The Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement moves the discussion about the role of sport in human society to a new level, integrating the latest findings of biogenetics and physiology with the insights regarding sport as a cultural phenomenon. The collection is a breakthrough for the discipline, a gold mine of ideas for future research, and important reading for everyone who appreciates and takes seriously the study of human movement, sport, and play. -- Kendall Blanchard, Georgia Southwestern State University

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