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Body knowledge and control : studies in the sociology of physical education and health

Author: John Evans; Brian Davies; Jan Wright
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Body knowledge and control.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004
(DLC) 2003046988
(OCoLC)52877982
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Evans; Brian Davies; Jan Wright
ISBN: 0203563867 9780203563861
OCLC Number: 56336130
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 246 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; List of contributors; Educating bodies: schooling and the constitution of society; Acknowledgements; Introduction: pedagogy, culture and identity; Pedagogy, symbolic control, identity and health; Post-structural methodologies: the body, schooling and health; The social context of physical education and health; Sociology, the body and health in a risk society; Towards a critical history of the body, identity and health: corporeal power and school practice; An elephant in the room and a bridge too far, or physical education and the 'obesity epidemic'
Responsibility: edited by John Evans, Brian Davies, Jan Wright.
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