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Striking BeautyA Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts$
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Barry Allen

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172721

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172721.001.0001

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What a Body Can Do

What a Body Can Do

Martial Arts Ethics

(p.159) 4 What a Body Can Do
Striking Beauty

Barry Allen

Columbia University Press

Violence is a complex subject with many controversies. The chapter describes several of these complexities, including violence and power, war, law, gender, and its representation in cinema. Through these comparisons we see where martial arts practice fits in the economy of violence.

Keywords:   Violence, Self Defence, Aesthetics of Existence, Technologies of the Self

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