A malleable body - revelations from an elite Australian swimmer.

@inproceedings{McMahon2008AMB,
  title={A malleable body - revelations from an elite Australian swimmer.},
  author={Jenny McMahon and Maree Dinan-Thompson},
  year={2008}
}
Australian Swimming functions on meritocratic principles as athletes are immersed in a culture that focuses on achievement. Meritocratic principles are accompanied by a technocentric ideology where a 'swimmer body' is a commodity 'viewed as an instrument and object for manipulation' in order to achieve success. This article focuses on swimming as a social practice. The experiences of one of the authors as an Australian Swimming representative reveal how her body was viewed as a malleable object… CONTINUE READING

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