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Body Knowledge and Control - Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education and Health (Hardcover) Loot Price: R3,334
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Body Knowledge and Control - Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education and Health (Hardcover): John Evans, Brian Davies,...

Body Knowledge and Control - Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education and Health (Hardcover)

John Evans, Brian Davies, Jan Wright

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Contemporary societies are besotted with the 'body', its size, shape and 'health'. Governments, business and the popular media, spend and earn fortunes encouraging populations to get healthy, eat properly, exercise daily and get thin. But how are contemporary social trends and attitudes towards the 'body' reflected in the curriculum of schools, in the teaching of Physical Education and Health? How do teachers and health professionals influence young people's experiences of their own and others' bodies? Is health education liberating or merely another form of regulation and social control?

Drawing together some of the latest research on the body and schooling, Body Knowledge and Control offers a sharp and challenging critique of (post) modern day attitudes toward obesity, health, childhood and the mainstream science and business interests that promote narrow body centred ways of thinking. Includes:
* A critical history of notions of body, identity and health in schools.
* Analysis of the 'obesity epidemic', eating disorders and the influence of nurtured body image in racism, sexism, homophobia and body elitism in schools.

General

Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2003
First published: 2003
Editors: John Evans • Brian Davies • Jan Wright
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-415-30644-7
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > General
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Fitness & diet > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Personal appearance & beauty care > Cosmetics, make-up & skin care
LSN: 0-415-30644-2
Barcode: 9780415306447

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