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Learning how: body techniques, skill acquisition and the consumption of experience

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posted on 2019-11-12, 15:46 authored by Stephen Murphy, MAURICE PATTERSONMAURICE PATTERSON, LISA O'MALLEYLISA O'MALLEY
Although the skilful body has been ever-present in research accounts of consumption experiences, no sustained attention has been given to the acquisition of skills necessary for successful engagement with those experiences. In the present study, we report an empirical investigation of the acquisition and diffusion of embodied competencies among high-speed motorcyclists. In doing so, we mobilize the concept of reflexive body techniques in order to unpack the social, physical and mindful aspects of skilled embodiment. We demonstrate that skill acquisition is a necessary pre- cursor to successful immersion into certain kinds of consumption experiences offered by the marketplace. Further, we underline the role of skill acquisition in subject formation.

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Marketing Theory;19 (4) pp. 425-445

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SAGE Publications

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peer-reviewed

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English

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