Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13087/2667
Title: The signification of the body: a sociological field study of body-building and fitness practitioners
Authors: Çakmak, Muhammet Nurullah
Güllüpınar, Fuat
Keywords: Signification of the body
aesthetic asceticism
bodybuilding
physical culture
fitness
Social-Class
Appearance Culture
Adolescent Girls
Image
Participation
Narcissism
Behaviors
Mobility
Gender
Beauty
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Abstract: The signification of the body is essentially the process in which the body is assigned a value and meaning by its appearance and this appearance significantly determines the existential justification of the individual. In this study, the process of body signification of individuals engaged in bodybuilding and fitness was analyzed by using ethnography. The results demonstrate that the body is significated through working-out, which has ontological consequences for the individual.The appearance of the body constitutes an important part of an individual's self and his/her world of meaning. With the signification of the body, while the intrinsic assumptions of class, gender, consumption, and sexuality are reconstructed, they become more blended and operationalized. Individuals tend to lead an ascetic life to achieve the ideal body. All this process takes place in compliance with and adherence to the principles of instrumental rationality.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2022.2063120
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13087/2667
ISSN: 1743-0437
1743-0445
Appears in Collections:Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu

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