The body is related to what is called the people. Play and game, dance and festivity, competition and fight are fundamental for popular culture. In movement culture, people develop identity and nostrification - who are we? The body is an idential.
Popular identity, nostrification and the recognition of otherness are preconditions of living democracy. The inter-folk encounter, people to people (in Danish mellemfolkelig) is a test of what is popular (in Danish folkelig) in a given culture - and vice versa.
The study of variety and of cultural relativity creates an openness towards the recognition of alterity. The strategy of knowledge is not independent of political attitude. The right of difference is a base of democracy.
The study of body cultures, thus, contributes to the culture of democracy. Movement culture is a field where the right of selfdetermination and the right of free expression are tested and unfolded in sociobodily practice.