Feminist Knowledges as Interventions in Physical Cultures

Simone Fullagar, Emma Rich, Adele Pavlidis, Cathy Van Ingen

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This collection explores how feminist knowledges work as interventions in physical cultures and recognizes the considerable contribution of feminist theories and methodologies in understanding the power relations implicated in embodied movement. Our introductory piece weaves together questions about the gendered formation of physical cultures (across leisure, sport, the arts, tourism, well-being, and various embodied practices) with key issues raised by contributing authors, from disciplinary perspectives to theory-method approaches. Exploring questions of digital and physical cultures, more-than-human relations, post- and decolonial ways of knowing, and contemporary onto-epistemologies, this feminist collection aims to contribute to the movement of ideas within and across physical cultural studies. Bringing together diverse perspectives around our common focus we entangle physical cultures with a range of gendered problematizations and interventions that produce different ways of knowing, imagining and doing feminisms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalLeisure Sciences
Issue number1-2
Early online date13 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • decolonial
  • digital
  • feminism
  • leisure
  • new materialism
  • postqualitative
  • sport
  • women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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