Summary and Info
Body Cultures explores the relationship between the body, sport and landscape. This book presents the first critically edited collection of Henning Eichberg's seven provocative essays into ''body culture''. Eichberg, a well-known scholar in continental Europe who draws upon the ideas of Elias, Focault, Habermas and others, is now attracting considerable interest from sociologists, historians and geographers. This collection has been extensively edited to highlight Eichberg's most important arguments and themes. The editors focus particularly on Eichberg's provocative claims about the notion of space: from the micro-scale of how human bodies ''express'' themselves or are formally ''disciplined'' through their movements in space, to the macro-scale of how bodies and cultures are invented and contested in connection with the self- identities they come to possess in given locations. Introductory essays provide clear explanations and interpretations as well as a biography of Eichberg.