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My Life at the Gym: Feminist Perspectives on Community by Jo Malin

By Jo Malin

Personal money owed celebrating where of workout in women’s lives—and because the website of women’s community.

“Very usually, my exercises are the simplest a part of my day,” notes feminist author Jo Malin. My existence on the health club celebrates women’s studies of workout and the came upon areas for this task as areas of neighborhood with different ladies. Neither elite athletes nor dancers, the members to this quantity are good conscious of the adverse cultural messages approximately women’s our bodies which may effect physique paintings. but, like many girls, they've got came upon cozy and healthy areas that let them to take pleasure in workout and look after the actual wishes in their our bodies. via different essays, own bills, and poems, individuals painting daily lives during which which means comes from flow and from the partners they movement with in quite a few actions from working, jogging, swimming, and snowboarding to boxing, Morris dancing, and yoga, between others. a different, confident, and principally unremarked view of workout and its position in women’s lives, this booklet will resonate with and encourage many readers.

“My existence on the gymnasium brings jointly essays, poems, and private narratives of women’s reports in gyms, dance studios, and out of doors. This assorted assortment issues to a tremendous a part of women’s daily experience—exercise and fitness—often neglected via feminists inside of a few disciplines. those narratives, therefore, will function an proposal for additional feminist interdisciplinary insights into women’s actual activity.” — Pirkko Markula, editor of Feminist game reports: Sharing studies of pleasure and Pain

Jo Malin is a venture Director and promises professional within the college of schooling and Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Binghamton collage, nation collage of recent York. She is the writer of The Voice of the mum: Embedded Maternal Narratives in Twentieth-Century Women’s Autobiographies and the coeditor (with Victoria Boynton) of Encyclopedia of Women’s Autobiography and Herspace: ladies, Writing, and Solitude.

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