Moving not staying still in time to the zone

Woodward, Kath (2017). Moving not staying still in time to the zone. In: Jordan, Timothy; McClure, Brigid and Woodward, Kath eds. Culture Identity and Intense Performativity. Innovations in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts, 4. London: Routledge, pp. 160–173.


Time and temporality are central to being in the zone. Along with harmony and synchrony, the experience of the zone, whether individual or collective is located within a time when everything comes together in a moment, even if the moment is immeasurable and often experienced as timeless. This chapter explores the phenomenon and experience of the zone in boxing, as a powerfully enfleshed sport in which the zone is frequently invoked, both positively and negatively.

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