David Brown

David’s research interests concern the development of interpretive sociological understandings of the body-self-society relationship in the fields of sport and physical culture. His research is informed by sensitivities towards the often androcentric nature of these cultural contexts and processes. Currently his main research focus is on Eastern movement forms as body-self transforming practice and the changing relationships between physical cultures and sustainability respectively. Previous research has included enquiry into a range of sporting and physical cultures including, male bodybuilding and the construction of a muscled identity through body projects, the corporeal (and gendered) socialisation in surfing culture and Higher Education sports cultures and the social construction of masculinity through processes of physical education teacher education.