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Martial arts Studies


Paul Bowman

Cardiff University, GB
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This is the editorial for the ‘Martial Arts Studies’ issue of JOMEC Journal, published in June 2014. It briefly introduces the emergent field of martial arts studies, comments on its current manner of development, and suggests that a useful way to characterize works of martial arts studies (as opposed to ‘studies of martial arts’) relates to their interdisciplinarity. Based on this, it indicates some of the key features of current work in martial arts studies and reflects on the wider value and potential contributions of this emerging interdisciplinary nexus vis-à-vis the academic fields and disciplines from which it is emerging and back into which it is likely to feed. In this light, the editorial proposes that the present collection of articles makes an important contribution to the ongoing development of martial arts studies.
How to Cite: Bowman, P., 2014. Martial arts Studies. JOMEC Journal, (5), p.None. DOI:
Published on 01 Jun 2014.
Peer Reviewed


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