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The Hero Organism: Advancing the Embodiment of Heroism Thesis in the Twenty-First CenturyHandbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership (2017)
Heroic accounts have captured the human imagination throughout history. In postmodern times the academic community has witnessed a resurgence in the intellectual and empirical pursuit of the concept of heroism—the advent of the multiple disciplinary field of heroism science signals the end of the monopoly of myth, fiction and popular culture on the study of heroism, offering a multi-perspective lens for the active and rigorous observation of this enduring phenomenon. Research efforts to date, however, have largely focused on its psychosocial aspects, without addressing the interaction with and relationship to the body in sufficient depth. This chapter aims to contribute to growing heroism research by considering the sidelined role of the body, and embodiment more broadly in the heroic process and experience.
- hero organism
EditorScott T. Allison, George R. Goethals, Roderick M. Kramer
Citation InformationOlivia Efthimiou. "The Hero Organism: Advancing the Embodiment of Heroism Thesis in the Twenty-First Century" New YorkHandbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership (2017)
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