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Do what (S)HE says and you will be a champion: poetic representations and the unmuting of my swimmer body


McMahon, JA and McGannon, KR, Do what (S)HE says and you will be a champion: poetic representations and the unmuting of my swimmer body, Qualitative Inquiry, 23, (6) pp. 411-415. ISSN 1077-8004 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1077800416672695


A series of four poems were generated as a result of Author 1ís reimmersion into an elite swimming culture to revisit emotional and mental pain experienced 15 years earlier. Her reimmersion resulted in the reengagement of torturous training and bodily regimes that the other swimmers were subjected to and subjected themselves to. By presenting four evocative poetic representations, this author empowered and expressed her 40-year-old bodyís sensations and experiences as she resubjected it to a culture that continues to torment her. These four poetic representations indeed assisted her to sort, ponder, and acknowledge her bodyís experiences, voices, and her ever-evolving embodied consciousness. It is hoped that the audience will think with Author 1ís bodily encounters, reflecting on them and drawing their own conclusions and understandings.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:creative analytical practices, sport, embodiment, fatness. poems, poetry
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Sport and exercise psychology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Sport, exercise and recreation
Objective Field:Organised sports
UTAS Author:McMahon, JA (Dr Jennifer McMahon)
ID Code:123670
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-01-17
Last Modified:2018-11-23

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