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“Yeah, and What’s the Problem?” Embodiment, Cultural Practices and Working out in a Dutch Gym

Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA), University of Amsterdam, 1012 WX Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Academic Editor: Martin J. Bull
Soc. Sci. 2017, 6(2), 44; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci6020044
Received: 25 January 2017 / Revised: 17 March 2017 / Accepted: 25 April 2017 / Published: 2 May 2017
In this paper, I present empirical data from ethnographic work carried out in a Dutch gym, where people, especially students, from different countries work out, interact and explore ideas and practices related to their cultures and to other people’s cultures. I will analyse and explain four things: first, the social skills required to successfully interact in a multicultural space; second, the cultural and physical skills that people who have worked out in this gym for a long time have embodied; third, the skills and culture that foreigners have to quickly learn; and finally, how this affects the relationships and the activities considered important in this gym. View Full-Text
Keywords: gym; embodiment; body language; Amsterdam gym; embodiment; body language; Amsterdam
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Sossa, A. “Yeah, and What’s the Problem?” Embodiment, Cultural Practices and Working out in a Dutch Gym. Soc. Sci. 2017, 6, 44. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci6020044

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Sossa A. “Yeah, and What’s the Problem?” Embodiment, Cultural Practices and Working out in a Dutch Gym. Social Sciences. 2017; 6(2):44. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci6020044

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Sossa, Alexis. 2017. "“Yeah, and What’s the Problem?” Embodiment, Cultural Practices and Working out in a Dutch Gym" Social Sciences 6, no. 2: 44. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci6020044

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