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In Motion, At RestThe Event of the Athletic Body$
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Grant Farred

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816650231

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816650231.001.0001

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Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona

The Body in Motion (Gilles Deleuze)

(p.69) 2 Eric Cantona
In Motion, At Rest

Grant Farred

University of Minnesota Press

In January, 1995, Eric Cantona, after enduring a torrid time on the pitch in an English Premier League game, takes exception to the taunts of a xenophobic fan. After being sent off, Cantona launches himself at the fan, executing the most famous kung-fu kick in football lore. The Cantona event is read through Gilles Deleuze’s work on the cinema.

Keywords:   The event, The Sports Event, Philosophy and the Sports Event, Ron Artest, Eric Cantona, Zinedine Zidane, Alain Badiou, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida

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