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  • 1.
    Stenius, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper.
    Actors of Violence: Staging the Arena in Mixed Martial Arts2011Ingår i: Nordic Theatre Studies, ISSN 0904-6380, E-ISSN 2002-3898, Vol. 23, s. 86-97Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Actors of Violence: Staging the Arena in Mixed Martial Arts Through ethnographic participation in a Swedish mixed martial arts club, this article investigates the interrelationship between theatre and mixed martial arts. Concepts taken from theatre are applied to an analysis of what is constructed in the mixed martial arts arena. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a growing sport where competitors, in a ring or a cage, utilize elbows and knees as well as kicks and other strikes and submission techniques to defeat opponents. The constituents of MMA are similar to those of American wrestling; the main similarity being a staged fight. The distinction is that MMA involves 'authentic' fights. Yet the activity surrounding the event is staged, like in American wrestling, structured and constructed as a public happening, thus, a directed play of sorts. Mixed martial arts competitions (galas) are full of cheering crowds of fans. Music plays and the fighters' artistic handlers are presented as the fighters enter the arena, dancing down the ramp while advancing towards the centre of the stage - the ring. Through data gathered from fieldwork with MMA practitioners as well as participant observation in an MMA club, I explain in this study, interviewing ten key informants, the components of acting and drama-performance that are integral to the production of an MMA fighter's entrance into the arena. I explore how fighters' bodies, through acting and re-enactment of performative staging, become sites of meta-theatrical happenings. I also look at how MMA fighters transform themselves into bodily artists while dramatizing their performance of violence. A fighter's character is transformed into a concept of a warrior-figure in that the fighter's habitus is modelled and then reconstructed in relation to the audience and the eventness of the happening; that is to say, the show and the violent performance on stage.

  • 2.
    Stenius, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper. Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Umeå centrum för genusstudier (UCGS).
    Attacking the body in mixed martial arts: perspectives, opinions and perceptions of the full contact combat sport of ultimate fighting2015Ingår i: Journal of Arts and Humanities, E-ISSN 2167-9045, Vol. 4, nr 2, s. 77-91Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores the sensuous experience of full contact fighting through ethnographic research in mixed martial arts clubs. Presenting its first card in 1993 in Denver, Colorado, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stunned martial artists while thrilling and frightening spectators. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an evolving combat sport pitting elite athletes trained in a variety of combat arts against each other in the “Octagon”. Contestants are permitted to kick, punch, elbow and knee as well as use grappling submission techniques to defeat opponents. Despite criticism, supporters claim that the efficiency of non-violent grappling techniques has made MMA much safer than boxing, where fighters absorb repeated blows to the head. As the sport developed, fighters adjusted their bodies in order to better utilize the positional, tactical techniques that proved more successful than brute force. The mediated representation of fighting revealed that despite of being in a state of rage, MMA was a technically challenging sport based on the sublime performance of participant’s bodies. However, MMA remains the subject of debate in popular culture and the media, and medical expertise argues that the sport is dangerous and puts participants in harm´s way. On the other hand, proponents of the sport argue that health risks are overstated and that other, far less safe sports exist. The aim of this article is to scrutinize fighters as well as the opinions of media and the medical humanities in order to achieve an overview of the image of this combat sport. Convinced that the debate needs to be more nuanced, this paper examines how MMA encounters and mitigates scientific discourse and attitudes. The results also show that MMA is an ambiguous sport, taking responsibility for the well being of its fighters while encouraging spectacle in the arena.

  • 3.
    Stenius, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper.
    Hybrid masculinity in mixed martial arts: gender, homosociality, and homoeroticism2015Ingår i: Men and Masculinities, ISSN 1097-184X, E-ISSN 1552-6828, s. 1-12Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
  • 4.
    Stenius, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper.
    ”I buren är man helt fri”: MMA är den utskällda sporten som blivit en av Sveriges största publiksuccéer. Vad är MMA och hur kommer det sig att det till synes råa och hänsynslösa våldet fascinerar så många?2015Ingår i: Svensk Idrottsforskning: Organ för Centrum för Idrottsforskning, ISSN 1103-4629, Vol. 24, nr 4, s. 16-19Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 5.
    Stenius, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper. Duke University .
    I samhället är vi  fångade, men i buren är vi fria: om kampsporten MMA, killar och "kickar"2014Ingår i: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 2, nr 23, s. 77-80Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    This article is about the relativley new combat sport mixed martial arts (MMA). The focus is on how the practice emerged and, how it was developed over time. most of all, however, it is centering on the kinds of attitudes that have been projected onto the sport by non-practitioners.

  • 6.
    Stenius, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper.
    Kroppens inre och yttre visar HUR: autofenomenologisk etnografi i mixed martial arts2012Ingår i: Mitt i metoden: kulturvetenskapliga reflektioner / [ed] Bo Nilsson & Anna Sofia Lundgren, Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet , 2012, s. 83-92Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 7.
    Stenius, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper.
    Sensing the Personal Performance in the Field of MMA: Going "All In" the Ethnographic Highway2013Ingår i: Sports and Performance Research Group: Fotball, Soccer, Sports and Violence, Durham, 2013Konferensbidrag (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper I present the starting of my ethnographic fieldwork. By giving an account of the researcher being aware of the researchers own position, fieldwork can be doubled up and thus contribute to a wideranging source of topics relating to the selfreflexive exo.

  • 8.
    Stenius, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper.
    Silent Topics: Ethnography, Rascism and Stigma in Mexico2013Ingår i: Journal of contemporary ethnography, ISSN 0891-2416, E-ISSN 1552-5414Artikel, recension (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 9.
    Stenius, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper.
    Staging the Arena in Mixed Martial Arts2011Ingår i: 2011 IFTR Conference: "Tradition, Innovation, Community" : Osaka, Japan, 7-12 August / [ed] Helen Gilbert, Osaka, Japan: IFTR FIRT , 2011, s. 1-5Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper starts with an actual reaserch report on MMA, to describe how the sport is situated and framed within the community as such being staged, artificial and yet authentic. Leading concept for this conference-contribution is masculinity, phenenomenology. By using Bruno Latour and Donna Harraway the author shows how bodies are connected in separate ways. One by the means of the material infliction the violence has on its body, and the other by how they control their MMA-bodies to resist pain. 

  • 10.
    Stenius, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper.
    The body in pain and pleasure: an ethnography of mixed martial arts2015Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a sport on the rise within the field of martial arts in which competitors fight in a cage and utilize full-contact movements using their fists, elbows, and knees as well as kicks, other strikes, and submission techniques to defeat their opponents. MMA has become a modern social movement in combat sports that has become globalized in a short time and is the fastest growing sport in the world.

    MMA encompasses disciplines from various martial arts and Olympic sports such as boxing, kickboxing, karate, kempo, jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, tae kwon do, wrestling, sambo, judo, etc. The rounds are five minutes in length and there are typically three rounds in a contest, unless it is a championship fight in which case the contest lasts five rounds.

    The aim of this study is to analyze the bodily constructions and productions within the MMA culture and especially the constructed human violence associated with the sport. Based on autoethnographic participation in three Swedish MMA clubs, as well as shorter fieldwork case studies conducted in Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Brazil, and the US, this thesis investigates the interrelationship between MMA, excitement, sensationalism, and the spectacular physical violence that stains the participants’ bodies.

    Concepts taken from performance ethnography are applied to an analysis of what is reconstructed bodily. This is followed by an analysis that attempts to outline what body-violence means and how this understanding of the informants’ bodies, as well as of the researcher’s body-knowledge, reconstructs the definitions of MMA.

    A phenomenological approach to the concept of fighting is also included in relation to the MMA landscape. Thus, I present how the body learns the cultural enactments in fighting and how these forces shape the fighters’ gender, habitus, and way of resisting the discourse of critical opinions on MMA practice.

    Moreover, in trying to grasp the inner sense of MMA, I argue that the physical phenomenon of MMA is dependent on an intersubjective engagement and on the control of one’s inner coordination, which teaches a fighter how to deal with power, pain, suffering, aggression, and adrenaline flows.

     

    Keywords: abject, adrenaline, anthropology, athletes, autoethnography, body, combat arts, culture, desire, embodied, enculturation, ethnology, fieldwork, field-making, flow, fighting, full-contact, gender, harm, homosociality, intercultural, interobject, intersubjectivity, martial arts, materiality, masculinity, MMA, method, pain, personal, performance, performativity, phenomenology, pleasure, posthuman, postmodern, power, ritual, risk-taking, rush, self-reflexive, sportive, sport, stained, struggle, suffering, thrill, UFC, violence.

  • 11.
    Stenius, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper.
    The Legacy of Pankration: Mixed Martial Arts and the Posthuman Revival of a Fighting Culture2013Ingår i: The international Journal of Combat Martial Arts and Sciences ICMAUA, Vol. 13, nr 5, s. 40-57Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This article is based on fieldwork conducted over several years with deep participant observation in a mixed martial arts (MMA) club. The study uses the concept of cultural performativity to analyze the close relationship between MMA and the ancient sport of Pankration. Informed by social scientific ideas assembled from what is generally known as the performative turn in cultural theory, and advancing a notion of the posthuman, I explore the bodily performances of MMA fighters engaged in combat fighting. In terms of the violence represented in MMA, the article asks what knowledge has been integrated from the legacy of Pankration and what impact it has had on contemporary cultures and societal norms. The explicit goal of the training sites is to recode the body, increasing the somatic potential to affect, and to be affected. Practitioners (or researchers) of martial arts must immerse themselves in an entire world of meaning, that is, a new cosmological order composed of movement, senses, emotions, fluidity and inter-subjectivity. Therefore, this article provides a philosophical account of MMA, in which I briefly touch on epistemological and ontological questions related to the legacy of Pankration in our time. Finally, in conversational deep interviews, I discuss fighters’ views on the subject.

  • 12.
    Stenius, Magnus
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper.
    The legacy of pankration: mixed martial arts and the posthuman revival of a fighting culture2013Ingår i: The international journal of combat martial arts and sciences ICMAUA, Vol. 13, nr 5, s. 12-24Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on participant observation in a mixed martial arts club, this article analyzes the concept of cultural performativity in mixed martial arts (MMA) in relation to the ancient sport of pankration, which is considered to be the origin of MMA. Informed by performative theory on culture, I explore the bodily performances of MMA in combat sports and in a postmodern stand. Thus, the aim of this article is to acquire contemporaneous knowledge about Pankration and MMA and the connections they have to modern representations in combat fighting. Hence, this analysis discusses MMA’s legacy and the posthuman impact of human violence that modern combat sports performance have on our postmodern cultures and societal norms.

  • 13.
    Stenius, Magnus
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper.
    Dziwenka, Ronald
    College of Education New Mexico State University USA .
    "Just be Natural With Your Body": An Autoethnography of Violence and Pain in Mixed Martial Arts2015Ingår i: International Journal of Martial Arts, ISSN 2287-8599, Vol. 1, s. 1-24Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to investigate bodily experiences through an autoethnographic fieldwork study in a mixed martial arts (MMA) club, and to analyze what experiences of pain can contribute to the understanding of the phenomenon of MMA in general and the violence associated with the sport in particular. We argue that the experience of pain can give one the opportunity to sense the emotional and instrumental effects of MMA practice. We have crafted a definition of scripted violence in MMA, comprehended the body’s development and evaluated the bodily accomplishments gained from the fighting process. Informed by Julia Kristeva’s notion on horror and Maurice Merleau-Pontys’ phenomenology of the body, we discuss the concept of “stained-violence” by applying an inter-subjective approach to the notion of a body’s inner abject. The autoethnographical knowledge we acquired in this study allows us to assert that a researcher’s own bodily reformation is an important asset to apply to examine the consequences of engaging in MMA training. We also apply a body-based method of performing autoethnographic research in order to examine the kinds of bodily improvements that can develop through MMA practice.

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