Sportswear Performs

Hann, Rachel (2021) Sportswear Performs. In: Sports Plays. Routledge, London, pp. 169-173. ISBN 9780367409425, 9780367409395, 9780367810016

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Section introduction on Sports Equipment. The contributors to this section on Sports Equipment engage with the gendered, political, and material dimensions of sport—with a particular focus on sportswear (extending to the places and practices of preparing bodies for sport). This introduction has been written as a selected guide to critical lenses that might aid a reading of the chapters. The term ‘equipment’ is taken to be inclusive of a range of technologies that perform alongside and with human bodies, not least clothing. Performers have long known that costume practices exceed a purely aesthetic dimension (of what it looks like), or as actor trainer Stella Adler put it, ‘what you put on affects you inside. Whether the fit of a hat or the flow of a dress, these costumed relations can alter an individual's performance. Athletes know this same relationship. To perform in a certain way again and again, requires a bodily preparation that is inclusive of the clothes worn.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Costume, Performance
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2021 10:36
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2023 08:00

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