A Professional Body

@article{Chow2015APB,
  title={A Professional Body},
  author={Broderick D. V. Chow},
  journal={Performance Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={20},
  pages={30 - 41}
}
  • B. Chow
  • Published 3 September 2015
  • Art
  • Performance Research
Physical fitness demands repetition. Achieving a bodily ideal compels the subject to return day after day to the same designated place and repeat the same set of movements. For this reason, the practice of fitness, especially in regards to the participation of male-identifying subjects, has often been read as a form of discipline, surveillance, and ideological interpellation. In this article, I offer an alternative understanding of this repetition by reading fitness as a deeply performative… 
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