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By Dale C. Spencer

ISBN-10: 0415719550

ISBN-13: 9780415719551

ISBN-10: 0415896282

ISBN-13: 9780415896283

combined martial arts (MMA) is an emergent activity the place rivals in a hoop or cage make the most of moves (punches, kicks, elbows and knees) in addition to submission options to defeat rivals. This booklet explores the carnal event of combating via a sensory ethnography of MMA, and the way it transgresses the cultural scripts of masculinity in pop culture. according to 4 years of player statement in a neighborhood MMA membership and in-depth interviews with novice MMA opponents, Spencer records combatants' education regimes and the meanings they connect to participation within the game. Drawing from the philosophical phenomenology of Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Luc Nancy, this booklet develops bodies-centered ontological and epistemological grounding for this learn. Guided through this type of place, it areas our bodies on the middle of research of MMA and elucidates the embodied adventure of ache and damage, and the experience and rhythms of fighting.

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