Bourdieu and the social space of the PE class: Reproduction of Doxa through practice

Hunter, Lisa (2004) Bourdieu and the social space of the PE class: Reproduction of Doxa through practice. Sport, Education and Society, 9 2: 175-192. doi:10.1080/1357332042000175863

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Author Hunter, Lisa
Title Bourdieu and the social space of the PE class: Reproduction of Doxa through practice
Journal name Sport, Education and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-3322
1470-1243
Publication date 2004-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1357332042000175863
Volume 9
Issue 2
Start page 175
End page 192
Total pages 18
Place of publication Abingdon, U.K.
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract This paper considers the social space of one physical education (PE) class in the middle years of schooling. I endeavour to tease out the dialectic between the discursive spaces available to the students positioned within this space and the construction and negotiation of student subjectivities. Using the conceptual tools of field, habitus, practice, capital, illusio, and doxa provided by Pierre Bourdieu and of embodied subjectivities from post-structural feminism, three particular spaces are explored, namely: 'the good student', 'hetero/sexism' and 'the body'. I argue for a (re)turn to conversations around PE as a learning area and learning as embodied as a way to meet the needs of more young people through PE. Like others, I also question PE's existence as it is currently configured in the school curriculum.
Keyword Doxa
Physical education curriculum
Social space
Student subjectivities
Q-Index Code C1

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