Queer and Uncanny: An Ethnographic Critique of Female Natural Bodybuilding

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604509
Title:
Queer and Uncanny: An Ethnographic Critique of Female Natural Bodybuilding
Authors:
Garratt, Dean
Abstract:
This article presents an ethnographic critique of the corporeal experiences of women as self-proclaimed natural bodybuilders. Drawing on detailed ethnographic work and interviews with 10 female naturals, a bricolage of multiply gendered identities and affiliations is produced. The analysis questions how in working to a “natural ethic,” while desiring a “deviant aesthetic,” the female bodybuilder is paradoxically repressed by a “natural gendered order.” The narrative draws reflexively on psychoanalytic theory and transgendered perspectives, to examine the cultural concept: natural as a “queer” and “uncanny” paradox in which gender and identity are made and simultaneously dislocated.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Garratt, D. (2015). Queer and Uncanny: An Ethnographic Critique of Female Natural Bodybuilding. Qualitative Inquiry, 21(9), 776-786. DOI: 10.1177/1077800415574910
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Qualitative Inquiry
Publication Date:
26-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604509
DOI:
10.1177/1077800415574910
Additional Links:
http://qix.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/03/24/1077800415574910.abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
1552-7565
Appears in Collections:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGarratt, Deanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-05T16:05:33Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-05T16:05:33Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-26en
dc.identifier.citationGarratt, D. (2015). Queer and Uncanny: An Ethnographic Critique of Female Natural Bodybuilding. Qualitative Inquiry, 21(9), 776-786. DOI: 10.1177/1077800415574910en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1077800415574910en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/604509en
dc.description.abstractThis article presents an ethnographic critique of the corporeal experiences of women as self-proclaimed natural bodybuilders. Drawing on detailed ethnographic work and interviews with 10 female naturals, a bricolage of multiply gendered identities and affiliations is produced. The analysis questions how in working to a “natural ethic,” while desiring a “deviant aesthetic,” the female bodybuilder is paradoxically repressed by a “natural gendered order.” The narrative draws reflexively on psychoanalytic theory and transgendered perspectives, to examine the cultural concept: natural as a “queer” and “uncanny” paradox in which gender and identity are made and simultaneously dislocated.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://qix.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/03/24/1077800415574910.abstracten
dc.subjectEthnographyen
dc.subjectFemale bodybuildingen
dc.subjectLacanen
dc.subjectButleren
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectIdentityen
dc.titleQueer and Uncanny: An Ethnographic Critique of Female Natural Bodybuildingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1552-7565en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalQualitative Inquiryen
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