Stansbie, Lisa (2014) The Performance of the Channel Swimmer: Time-Based Rituals and Technology (Extended). In: Body Tensions: Beyond Corporeality in Time and Space. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, U.K. ISBN 978-1-84888-286-7

The value of tension is often underestimated. While it may be the case that tension causes destruction and harm, it is equally likely that it can open up new avenues for creation, adaption, and change. Tension can be used as a conceptual tool for thinking about the moments when bodies collide with time and space, and each makes its presence known. It is in tension that we see moments of opportunity arise. Body Tensions explores these moments through the use of cross-chapter dialogue between inter-disciplinary and internationally located authors. Focusing on expressing and transgressing body tensions, the authors consider issues such as how humans embody time and space; where the limits of corporeality lie; and in what ways humans are able to re-imagine their bodies, environments, and cultures.

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