Haciendo Fierros en el Boulevard. Una aproximación etnográfica al interior de...

Haciendo Fierros en el Boulevard. Una aproximación etnográfica al interior de...

Instituto de Ciencias

Haciendo Fierros en el Boulevard. Una aproximación etnográfica al interior de los gimnasios porteños.

In the last three decades, fitness-sports-recreational gyms multiplied in Ciudad de Buenos Aires exponentially. Observe what happens in those spaces, as well as interact with the people that frequent that places, has been the overall objective of this research. More precisely, to support this studio I had to choose just one of those gyms like Boulevard, and analyze it in depth. There I studied the way in which the space is structured, analyzed the physical training practices and paid attention to all the consumptioninvestment practices that those who train carried about on the body. However, I focused mostly on studying a specific group of the place: the fierreros. This group, composed of very young men, tries to extend their male youth over time and hacer fierros is the better way for achieve that. From this practice, which becomes central in their lives, they try to become, transforming their bodies and themselves, in a type of man who built mentally, they want and whose main features are embodied in the body.

 

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