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By John Evans, Brian Davies, Jan Wright, Dr Chris Shilling

ISBN-10: 0415306442

ISBN-13: 9780415306447

ISBN-10: 0415306450

ISBN-13: 9780415306454

Today's society is obsessed with the physique, its measurement, form and overall healthiness. Governments, enterprise and the preferred media, spend and earn fortunes encouraging populations to get fit, devour safely, workout day-by-day and get skinny. yet how are current social tendencies and attitudes in the direction of the physique mirrored within the curriculum of colleges, within the instructing of actual schooling and healthiness? How do lecturers and overall healthiness execs impression younger people's studies in their personal and others' our bodies? Is healthiness schooling releasing or only one other kind of legislation and social keep an eye on? Drawing jointly many of the most modern study at the physique and education, physique wisdom and regulate bargains a pointy and difficult critique of (post) modern day attitudes towards weight problems, future health, formative years and the mainstream technology and company pursuits that advertise slender body-centred methods of considering. contains: * A serious historical past of notions of physique, id and well-being in colleges. * research of the 'obesity epidemic', consuming issues* Analysis of the effect of nurtured physique picture in racism, sexism, homophobia and physique elitism in colleges.

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Brittain, I. (2004) ‘The role of schools in constructing self-perceptions regarding sport and physical education in relation to people with disabilities’, Sport, Education and Society, forthcoming. Burrows, L. and Wright, J. (2001) ‘Developing children in New Zealand school physical education’, Sport, Education and Society 6(2): 165–83. Clarke, G. and Humberstone, B. (1997) Researching Women and Sport, London: Macmillan Press. Connell, B. (1983) Which Way is Up? Essays on Class, Sex and Culture, London: Allen and Unwin.

It provides a context in which to ask questions such as: How are bodies inscribed with meanings? What part does schooling and physical education play in this process and with what effects? What institutional and cultural discourses are brought into play to construct particular identities and social practices associated with health, sport, physical activity in the context of schools? What kinds of selves/bodies are regarded as normal and what not? Who has the power to determine this and on what authority (discursive or structural) do they draw?

Bernstein 2000: xxi) In this sense there are visual and temporal features to the images the school reflects and those images are projections of a hierarchy of predominantly class values. These are important issues, reminding us that a distribution of knowledge (for example, of and about ‘the body’) carries unequal value, power and potential. This matters because the distribution of material, financial and spatial resources (see Clarke Chapter 13), tends to follow the distribution of images such that, for those at the top with the ‘right’ image or ability to perform, there may be more time, space, opportunity, attention and reward, both emotional and material.

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