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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 health and wellbeing. Governments, company and the preferred media, spend and earn fortunes encouraging populations to get fit, consume competently, workout day-by-day and get skinny. yet how are current social developments and attitudes in the direction of the physique mirrored within the curriculum of faculties, within the educating of actual schooling and health and wellbeing? How do lecturers and overall healthiness pros impression younger people's studies in their personal and others' our bodies? Is well-being schooling releasing or simply one other kind of legislation and social keep watch over? Drawing jointly a few of the most up-to-date examine at the physique and education, physique wisdom and keep watch over deals a pointy and difficult critique of (post) modern day attitudes towards weight problems, healthiness, youth and the mainstream technology and company pursuits that advertise slender body-centred methods of pondering. contains: * A serious heritage of notions of physique, identification and healthiness in colleges. * research of the 'obesity epidemic', consuming issues* Analysis of the impression of nurtured physique snapshot in racism, sexism, homophobia and physique elitism in colleges.

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22 Jan Wright In another example, which is particularly relevant to the example of poststructuralist analysis described later in this chapter, namely perfection/happiness in Western societies, is also associated with a coherent sense of self. In this sense the self becomes a project, work has to be done on the self to maintain a sense of coherence and rationality. Such a humanist notion of the self is critiqued by those drawing on post-structuralist theory, which sees selves/subjectivities/identities as multiple and constantly constituted in and through discourse.

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Structure and content of the book Drawing on the recent research of some of the leading figures in the fields of sociology of education and physical culture, Body Knowledge attempts to provide both an innovative and critical way of looking at the relationships between education, physical culture, identity and health. Although the text examines the relations between ‘the body’ and formal education broadly, it has a strong orientation towards issues of health and identity, interrogating in particular how processes of schooling, historically and contemporaneously, have been and continue to be implicated discursively and pedagogically in the social construction and control of ‘the body’, identity, well-being and health.

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