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dc.contributor.authorPartikova, Veronika
dc.contributor.authorJennings, George
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-19T13:02:02Z
dc.date.available2018-06-19T13:02:02Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-04
dc.identifier.citationPartikova, V. & Jennings, G. (2018). The kung fu family: A metaphor of belonging across time and place. Revisita de Artes Marciales Asiáticas, 13(1), 35-52.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2174-0747
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/9641
dc.descriptionArticle published in Revista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas available open access at http://dx.doi.org/10.18002/rama.v13i1.5462en_US
dc.description.abstractKung Fu associations are often understood as ‘families’ forming broader ‘family trees’ or lineages operating across centuries of history as well as transcultural associations. In an effort contributing to interdisciplinary martial arts studies, this paper presents data from two qualitative studies of Western practitioners of traditionalist Chinese martial arts (TCMA) in both the West and Asia by a phenomenological psychologist and an anthropological sociologist. We assess the use of the term ‘Kung Fu family’, what it means to the practitioners and how it impacts on their practice and their relationships with other martial artists. We argue that the conceptual metaphor of family offers a sense of belonging and solidarity within a diverse community in terms of age, ethnicity, gender, religion and social class. Meanwhile, we explore the metaphor in terms of the micro-political power dynamics that accompany martial arts collectives. Overall, the ideal of family can illuminate how identity can transcend across time (‘generations’ of practitioners) and place (from and to cultures and contingents). It is thus a way of understanding the organisation, spread and transcendence of Chinese martial arts.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversidad de Leon (Spain)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRevista de Artes Marciales Asiáticas;
dc.subjectmartial artsen_US
dc.subjectidentityen_US
dc.subjectbelongingen_US
dc.subjectChinese cultureen_US
dc.subjectcultural sociologyen_US
dc.subjectanthropology of sporten_US
dc.subjectconceptual metaphoren_US
dc.subjectqualitative researchen_US
dc.titleThe Kung Fu family: A metaphor of belonging across time and placeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18002/rama.v13i1.5462
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-06-03
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionVoRen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-06-05
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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