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'Body work' : a history of sport and physical culture in colonial and postcolonial Laos

Creak, Simon Richard


This study investigates the importance of physical culture in modern Laos, and the variety of local, regional and global forces that have shaped it. 'Body work' practices, including sport, physical education and military training, and the ideas on which they are based, have placed gender and the body at the centre of colonial, postcolonial and socialist subjectivity. The ubiquity of these ideas and practices throughout the twentieth century has demonstrated an on-going concern with physicality,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5e77d36dfdc
Access Rights: Open Access


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