What can the parkour craftsmen tell us about bodily expertise and skilled movement?

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Resumé

The aim of this paper is to contribute to the discussion of expertise and skilled movement in sport with an analysis of the bodily practice of learning a new movement at a high skill level in parkour. Based on Sennett’s theory of craftsmanship and an ethnographic field study with experienced practitioners the analysis offer insights about the skillful, contextual and unique practice of parkour and contribute to the renewed discussion about consciousness in sport at a high skill level. With Sennett’s concept of craftsmanship it is possible to describe and grasp important aspects of made resistances, repetitions and material consciousness in developing perceptionel and physical skills in parkour. The craftsmen of parkour conduct a constant dialogue between concrete, material practices and thinking. In the article it is argued that Sennett’s ideas about craftsmanship in many ways are similar to Dreyfus and Dreyfus concept of mastery, but are less elitist and exclusive than the theory of skill acquisition. The craftsmen of parkour add a critical cultural perspective to the academic field of skills and expertise in sport. Furthermore they offer insights about the ontology of play and how it plays an important role for developing skills at a high skill level.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftSport, Ethics and Philosophy
Vol/bind10
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)295-309
ISSN1751-1321
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 4. okt. 2016

Fingeraftryk

Consciousness
Craftsmen
Expertise
Craftsmanship

Emneord

  • Ekspertise
  • Bevægelseslæring
  • Parkour
  • Leg

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What can the parkour craftsmen tell us about bodily expertise and skilled movement? / Højbjerre Larsen, Signe.

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