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Erin Manning

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262134903

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262134903.001.0001

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Taking the Next Step

Taking the Next Step

(p.49) 3 Taking the Next Step

Erin Manning

The MIT Press

This chapter examines the process of walking as a form of movement where steps play a key role in determining meaningful displacement of the body in a specific direction. It reveals that walking is preceded by preacceleration and a sense of balance, along with relational movements among different body parts. Walking alone involves relational movements where the legs establish a relationship with the ground and lead to balanced displacement of the body in a particular direction. The chapter also reveals that walking involves relational movements because it depends on gravitational force to remain connected with the ground or surface on which it takes place.

Keywords:   walking, steps, preacceleration, relational movement, displacement

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