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Lisa McDermott

This paper builds upon an earlier exploratory discussion about the term physicality that called for conceptual clarity regarding our theoretical understanding and use of it within the context of women’s lives. In light of fieldwork conducted, physicality is suggested to be the complex interplay of body perception, agency, and self-perception. This article focuses on examining one feature of this construct by assessing the relevance of body perception to two groups of women’s experiences of their physicalities through two differently gendered activities: aerobics and wilderness canoe-tripping. Pivotal to this has been qualitatively understanding the lived-body as experienced and understood by the women. In-depth interviews and participant observation were used to explore the meaning and significance these women derived from experiencing their bodies/themselves through these activities. Of specific interest was understanding the effects of these experiences in terms of shaping their understandings of their physicalities particularly beyond that of appearance. Central to this has been apprehending the physically and socially empowering effects of these experiences, especially at the level of their identity. Through the data analysis, body perception was found to be relevant to the women’s physical activity involvement in two distinct ways: as a factor initiating activity involvement and as a perception emerging through the experience. In turn, these differing perceptions of the body were found to impact diversely upon their physicalities, either broadening them or contributing to alternative ways of understanding them.

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Pierre-Olaf Schut and Antoine Marsac

, relate, rappelle des premières dans différentes activités de nature. Pour donner plus de portée à notre propos, nous veillerons à multiplier les appuis dans des pratiques différentes (canoë, alpinisme, spéléologie. . .) et à des moments différents pendant les deux derniers siècles. Les généralités qui en

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Sandie Beaudouin

lorsque le lit est coupé en deux bras par des îles, rendent la pratique de la voile difficile voire impossible sur une bonne partie du cours d’eau. D’autre part, la navigation à l’aide de pagaies qui se pratique dans un canoë ou une périssoire, s’apparente à une activité hédonique. Elle est parfois

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Rob Millington, Simon C. Darnell and Brad Millington

early works that set the stage for critical engagement with the environment and environmentalism in the field. While both of these pieces take aim at the environmental damage caused by sport and sport events—Chernushenko outlines in detail the ways in which sports such as canoeing, alpine skiing, and

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Colin J. Lewis, Simon J. Roberts, Hazel Andrews and Rebecca Sawiuk

’s football, bobsleigh, cycling, and canoeing teams). With the evidence cited previously from the case of Larry Nassar in the USA, perhaps further training is needed. Despite the Sex Discrimination Act (1975) and the Equality Act (2010) in the UK, there are still examples of inequality in which women have to

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Holly Thorpe, Julie Brice and Anna Rolleston

Island migrants to New Zealand from Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Tuvalu, and other smaller Pacific nations. 11. Interestingly, in sharing the findings from this paper with the team nutritionist, he has worked to incorporate Māori values and imagery (i.e., fueling the waka [canoe]) into the

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Lin Yu, Hanhan Xue and Joshua I. Newman

characteristics of Shanghai as viable sports city, the same administrator explained the ways in which the administration and Shanghai residents were adapting to this new order of sport (development) which gives primacy to international spectator sport: In another example, though the Canoe Marathon event

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Milena M. Parent, Michael L. Naraine and Russell Hoye

, it’s not as highly contested as running for public office or anything like that, but there is a level of performance expected from our volunteers.” (Canoe Kayak Canada representative) “The Executive Board or Congress may, from time to time, establish committees (standing and [ad hoc]), and

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Geoffrey T. Burns, Kenneth M. Kozloff and Ronald F. Zernicke

canoeing, crew, riding, swimming, and sailing All activities except archery, canoeing, riding, shuffle-board, weight lifting Badminton, baseball/softball, basketball, dance, football, handball, hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, speedball, speedaway, squash, tennis, and track and field Basketball, dance