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dc.contributor.authorBrabazon, Tara
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-11T00:32:12Z
dc.date.available2017-04-11T00:32:12Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationBrabazon, T. (2015). Digital fitness: Self-monitored fitness and the commodification of movement. Communication, Politics & Culture, 48(2), 1.en
dc.identifier.issn1836-0645
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/37144
dc.descriptionThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY_ND) Licence. For information on use, visit www.creativecommons.org/licenses.en
dc.description.abstractThis article moves beyond a history of domestic home video fitness programs to explore digital fitness with specific attention to the self-monitored fitness 'movement' and the hardware and software that facilitate its proliferation. The research in this area is currently conducted through preliminary small scale studies, alongside some flawed but still (inadvertently) useful undergraduate and graduate projects. Popular cultural interest is burgeoning, with the popularity of the Fitbit suite and the iWatch surging through an array of commentaries on blogs, YouTube videos, tweets and Facebook posts. This theoretical paper links digitisation with fitness to explore the balance between self-monitoring and surveillance, motivation and shaming. The Fitbit is an example of this self-monitored fitness 'movement' that reveals the ambivalence of quantifying steps and stairs while managing a volatile neoliberal working environment.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRMIT Publishingen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2015 (Tara Brabazon).en
dc.subjecthome video fitness programsen
dc.subjectfitnessen
dc.subjectSelf-monitored fitnessen
dc.subjectFitbiten
dc.subjectiWatchen
dc.subjectshamingen
dc.subjectquantified selfen
dc.subjectcommodified self,en
dc.subjectself-surveillanceen
dc.titleDigital fitness: Self-monitored fitness and the commodification of movementen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderTara Brabazonen
dc.rights.licenseCC-BY


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