Managing Uncertainty: Obesity Discourses and Physical Education in a Risk Society [Book Review]

Studies in Philosophy and Education 20 (6):535-549 (2001)

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This paper considers the role of physicaleducation researchers within current publicconcerns about body shape and weight. UsingUlrich Beck's notion of `risk' it examines howcertainty about children, obesity, exercise andhealth is produced in the contexts of `expert'knowledge and recontextualised in the academicand professional physical education literature.It is argued that the unquestioning acceptanceof the obesity discourses in physical educationhelps to construct anxieties about the body,which are detrimental to students and silencesalternative ways of thinking and doing physicaleducation
Keywords body  certainty  health  knowledge  obesity discourse  physical education  risk
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DOI 10.1023/A:1012238617836
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