Psychoanalytic-autoethnography: troubling natural bodybuilding

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604486
Title:
Psychoanalytic-autoethnography: troubling natural bodybuilding
Authors:
Garratt, Dean
Abstract:
This paper presents a psychoanalytic-autoethnography of embodied masculinity. It examines the sport of competitive natural bodybuilding as a means to pursue relevant ontological questions as part of a wider philosophical project. The embodied narrative addresses three overlapping themes: an examination of the discourses defining a crisis of masculinity relating to an evolving body project; an analysis of the subject’s ambivalence towards the spoken ideal of ‘physical culture’ while imagining other forms of desire and risk taking practices; an analytic autoethnographic account of a competitive body experiencing temporal feelings of ‘loss’, reflecting on fragmentary experiences connected to socially conditioned roles. Enframed by psychoanalytic theory, the analysis draws inspiration from the work of Lacan and supporting cast of Butler, Kristeva and Agamben.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Garratt, D. (2015). Psychoanalytic-autoethnography: troubling natural bodybuilding. Qualitative Inquiry, 21(4), 343-353. DOI: 10.1177/1077800414542699
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Qualitative Inquiry
Publication Date:
20-Aug-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604486
DOI:
10.1177/1077800414542699
Additional Links:
http://qix.sagepub.com/content/21/4/343
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
1552-7565
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dc.contributor.authorGarratt, Deanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-05T15:56:54Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-05T15:56:54Zen
dc.date.issued2014-08-20en
dc.identifier.citationGarratt, D. (2015). Psychoanalytic-autoethnography: troubling natural bodybuilding. Qualitative Inquiry, 21(4), 343-353. DOI: 10.1177/1077800414542699en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1077800414542699en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/604486en
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a psychoanalytic-autoethnography of embodied masculinity. It examines the sport of competitive natural bodybuilding as a means to pursue relevant ontological questions as part of a wider philosophical project. The embodied narrative addresses three overlapping themes: an examination of the discourses defining a crisis of masculinity relating to an evolving body project; an analysis of the subject’s ambivalence towards the spoken ideal of ‘physical culture’ while imagining other forms of desire and risk taking practices; an analytic autoethnographic account of a competitive body experiencing temporal feelings of ‘loss’, reflecting on fragmentary experiences connected to socially conditioned roles. Enframed by psychoanalytic theory, the analysis draws inspiration from the work of Lacan and supporting cast of Butler, Kristeva and Agamben.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://qix.sagepub.com/content/21/4/343en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectAutoethongraphyen
dc.subjectEthnographiesen
dc.subjectMethodologiesen
dc.subjectMasculinity studiesen
dc.subjectGender and sexualityen
dc.subjectNarrativeen
dc.subjectMethods of inquiryen
dc.titlePsychoanalytic-autoethnography: troubling natural bodybuildingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1552-7565en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalQualitative Inquiryen
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