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: 1-19. doi:10.1080/13573320802444945

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Author Macdonald, Doune
Abbott, Rebecca
Knez, Kelly
Nelson, Alison
Title Taking exercise: Cultural diversity and physically active lifestyles
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Journal name Sport, Education and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-3322
1470-1243
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13573320802444945
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 19
Editor J. Evans
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
939903 Equity and Access to Education
C1
Abstract '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.
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Keyword Physical education
Cultural diversity
Biopolitics
Post-colonial theory
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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