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Referring to the body. The term corporeal culture can therefore refer to a society's cluster of institutions and practices related to physical education and performance as well as sporting practices. The corporeal culture can vary widely according to a wide range of social influences. The French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu and his associates identified differing and sometimes rival forms of corporeal or body culture as crucial markers of distinction, or hierarchized social difference. See also body, sociology of the.

Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

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