Taking exercise: cultural diversity and physically active lifestyles

Macdonald, Doune, Abbott, Rebecca , Knez, Kelly, and Nelson, Alison (2009) Taking exercise: cultural diversity and physically active lifestyles. Sport, Education and Society, 14 (1). pp. 1-19.

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'Taking exercise', whether it be recreational walking, participating in club sport, or joining in a physical education (PE) lesson, is a culturally loaded behaviour. We all see, do and talk about physical activity differently, yet, there has been relatively little research or theorising around difference in race, ethnicity, cultural diversity and physical activity from an educational perspective. This paper presents snapshots of data from three research projects with Indigenous and Muslim young people to illuminate how they and their families think about PE, physical activity and health. We will draw on 'post' discussions around biopolitics, colonisation, governmentality and citizenship to argue that PE needs to better account for 'others' and 'othering' in its research, planning and practices.

Item ID: 11509
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1470-1243
Keywords: physical education; cultural diversity; biopolitics; post-colonial theory
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 04:29
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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