Socialisations et institutionnalisation des pratiques corpo-expressives en Espagne

  1. Caballero Juliá, Daniel
Supervised by:
  1. Marie Carmen García Director

Defence university: Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

Fecha de defensa: 14 September 2018

Type: Thesis


Body Expression (BE) is a relatively recent discipline in Spain. It was institutionalised over the course of the years 1960-1970. We have analysed the process of professionalisation and means of appropriation/socialisation of BE practitioners. The material subject to analysis consists of the direct observation of corporal practices, semi-directive interviews and qualitative questionnaires. This thesis brings to light the corpo-expressive careers of BE practitioners. We will mainly study the process of transformation of the self that modifies their disposition. We will also examine the structure of the space in which BE is practised. This space is mainly formed by middle and upper class women with a large amount of cultural capital who are “quicker” than men to commit to activities that entail “emotional work”.