Bodily practice, performance art, competitive sport

@article{Mcdonald2007BodilyPP,
  title={Bodily practice, performance art, competitive sport},
  author={Ian Mcdonald},
  journal={Contributions to Indian Sociology},
  year={2007},
  volume={41},
  pages={143 - 168}
}
  • I. Mcdonald
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Contributions to Indian Sociology
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