Qualia of Stress and Bodily Enregisterment in Ice Swimming

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

Combining an ethnographic account of the Finnish “national past-time” of ice swimming and its remediation through the Wim Hof Method with an analysis of media representations, this article expands linguistic and semiotic anthropological scholarship on enregisterment of bodily and affective qualia by looking at how practitioners of this therapeutic technology elaborate on their corporeal and semiotic selves and transformations after indulging in full-body contact with freezing cold water. Laying particular emphasis on stress as a discursive hub and an intensely circulating qualisign within vernacular and institutionalized health discourses, pedagogical ice swimming exegesis is discussed as participating in enregistering emergent forms of personhood through metasemiotic regimentations of the body that draw from both natural and holistic as well as scientific and technical registers.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiSigns and society
Vuosikerta9
Numero2
Sivut155-175
Sivumäärä21
ISSN2326-4489
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

Tieteenalat

  • 5143 Sosiaali- ja kulttuuriantropologia

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