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dc.contributor.authorAllen-Collinson, Jacquelyn
dc.contributor.authorVaittinen, Anu
dc.contributor.authorJennings, George
dc.contributor.authorOwton, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T15:31:45Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T15:31:45Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-01
dc.identifierhttps://repository.cardiffmet.ac.uk/bitstream/id/47924/Heat%20physical%20cultural%20embodiment%20paper%20JCE%20Accepted%20Sept%202016.pdf
dc.identifier.citationAllen-Collinson, J. Vaittinen, A., Jennings, G. & Owton, H. (2018) 'Exploring lived heat, "temperature work," and embodiment: Novel auto/ethnographic insights from physical cultures', Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 47 (3), pp.283-305en_US
dc.identifier.issn0891-2416
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/8322
dc.descriptionThis article was published in Journal of Contemporary Ethnography on 1 December 2016 (online early) available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0891241616680721en_US
dc.description.abstractDrawing on sociological and anthropological theorisations of the senses and "sensory work," the purpose of this article is to investigate via phenomenology-based auto/ethnography, and to generate novel insights into the under researched sense of thermoception, as the lived sense of temperature. Based on four long-term, in-depth auto/ethnographic research projects, we examine whether thermoception can be conceptualized as a distinct sense or is more appropriately categorized as a specific modality of touch. Empirically and analytically to highlight the salience of thermoception in everyday life, we draw on findings from four auto/ethnographic projects conducted by the authors as long-standing insider members of their various physical-cultural lifeworlds. the foci of the research projects span the physical cultures of distance running, mixed martial arts, traditionalist Chinese martial arts, and boxing. While situated within distinctive physical-cultural frameworks, nevertheless, the commonalities in the thermoceptive elements of our respective experiences as practitioners were striking, and thermoception emerged as highly salient across all four lifeworlds. Our analysis explores the key auto/ethnographic findings, entering on four specific areas: elemental touch, heat of the action, standing still, and tuning in. Emerging from all four studies were key findings relating to the valorization of sweat, and the importance of "temperature work" involving thermoceptive somatic learning, and physical-culturally specific bodily ways of knowing and sense-making. These in turn shape how heat and cold are actually "felt" and experienced in the mind-body. Keywords: auto/ethnography; senses; thermoception; temperature work; physical culture.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGEen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Contemporary Ethnography;
dc.subjectqualitative methodology; auto ethnography; phenomenology; heat; embodiment; sport; physical culture; martial arts; running; boxingen_US
dc.titleExploring lived heat, "temperature work," and embodiment: Novel auto/ethnographic insights from physical culturesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dcterms.dateAccepted2016-10-30
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
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rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.1177/0891241616680721
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dc.date.refFCD2017-01-30
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