Overview:In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body - In Motion, At Rest takes up the event as a philosophical problem from a novel perspective. Grant Farred examines three infamous events in sport, arguing that theorizing the event through sport makes possible an entirely original way of thinking about it.In the first event, Ron Artest committed a flagrant foul in a National Basketball Association game, which provoked fans to hurl both invectives and beer cups. Artest and some teammates then attacked the fans. Drawing from Alain Badiou, Farred suggests that this event extends far beyond Artest and into the actions of many others, including those of Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Emmett Till. In the second event Eric Cantona-a professional footballer (soccer player)-was ejected from a game. On his way to the locker room a fan verbally assaulted him, and in response Cantona kicked the fan. Farred utilizes Gilles Deleuze's insights on cinema to theorize "the most famous kung-fu kick in football." In the third event, Zinedine Zidane, captain of the French national team, head butted an opposing player. Applying concepts from Jacques Derrida, Farred explores xenophobia and the politics of immigration.Throughout, Farred shows how what was already inherent in the event is opened to new possibilities for understanding ontological being by thinking about sport philosophically.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725646-9780816650231. It was written by the following authors: Grant Farred. Book In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body, which can be read online, published by the company: University of Minnesota Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Beliefs, Sports Books, Spirituality. The book was published on 2014-02-01 00:00:00. It has 192 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 304 g. File for download In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body has PDF format and is called in-motion-at-rest-the-event-of-the-athletic-body.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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