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dc.contributor.authorSharpe, Erin K
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-18T13:30:31Z
dc.date.available2020-06-18T13:30:31Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationSharpe, E. (2017). Against limits: A post-structural theorizing of resistance in leisure. In Spracklen, K., Lashua, B., Sharpe, E., & Swain, S. (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory (pp. 911-926). London: Palgrave Macmillan.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-137-56479-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/14853
dc.description.abstractIn its recognition of oppositional behavior as informed and political, resistance offers us a way to explore the interconnections between leisure and politics in meaningful ways. However, for the concept to have utility for theorizing theses interconnections, it needs to be located within broader theorizations of power. Drawing on the work of Foucault, this chapter offers a post-structural theorizing of power and resistance. In contrast to modernist binary conceptualizations of power and resistance, Foucault conceptualized power as circulating through a culture or a system and exercised at innumerable points and times. To Foucault, resistance was power exercised in the attempt to destabilize the limits of the present order. The chapter applies Foucault’s perspective of resistance as “against limits” to leisure, and argues that we can think of leisure as resistance when it expands the possibilities for what we can do and who we might imagine ourselves to be.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen_US
dc.subjectResistanceen_US
dc.subjectPower relationsen_US
dc.subjectModernismen_US
dc.subjectPost-structuralismen_US
dc.subjectFoucaulten_US
dc.subjectFreedomen_US
dc.subjectLeisure Sporten_US
dc.titleAgainst limits: A post-structural theorizing of resistance in leisureen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/978-1-137-56479-5_51
refterms.dateFOA2021-08-18T01:51:54Z


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