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Pirkko Markula

Pirkko Markula is a contemporary dancer and professor of socio-cultural studies of physical activity at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her research interests include social analyses of dance, exercise, and sport from poststructuralist feminist perspectives and performance ethnography. She is the co-author, with Michael Silk, of Qualitative Research for Physical Culture (Palgrave, 2011), co-author with Richard Pringle, of Foucault, Sport and Exercise: Power, Knowledge and Transforming the Self (Routledge, 2006), editor of Feminist Sport Studies: Sharing Joy, Sharing Pain (SUNY Press, 2005) and Olympic Women and the Media: International perspectives (Palgrave, 2009), co-editor of Women and Exercise: Body, Health and Consumerism (Routledge, 2011), co-editor of Critical Bodies: Representations, Identities and Practices of Weight and Body Management (Palgrave, 2007) and co-editor of Moving Writing: Crafting Movement in Sport Research (Peter Lang, 2003).


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