‘Running on Sandcastles’: Energising the Rhythmanalyst Through Non-Representational Ethnography of a Running Event

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Abstract

This article conducts an analysis that is informed by rhythmanalysis and non-representational ethnography of a five-day seasonal running event – Etape Bornholm – that takes place on the Danish holiday island of Bornholm during the summer school holiday. Firstly, I argue that rhythmanalysis in practice pays lip service to biological rhythms and is insufficiently corporeal, mobile or sensuous. In contrast, I energise the rhythmanalyst by outlining a perspective where the rhythmanalyst literally listens to his or her heartbeat and internal rhythms. I address this sensuous paucity in rhythm studies by connecting it with non/more-than-representational theories and ethnographies. Secondly, I advance landscape studies, sport geography and tourist studies by examining runners’ bodily ways of practising and sensing landscapes during races. More broadly, this article contributes to ongoing debates in tourist studies on how tourists corporeally engage with and sense landscapes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMobilities
Volume14
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)561-577
ISSN1745-0101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Important note from the Publisher: “This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mobilities on 19 Aug 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17450101.2019.1651092.”

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