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ERIC Number: EJ1131325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1837-7122
"I Don't Want My Parents' Respect Going down the Drain": South Asian, Muslim Young Women Negotiating Family and Physical Activity
Stride, Annette; Flintoff, Anne
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v8 n1 p3-17 2017
Young women's relationship with physical activity has been explored extensively, yet the focus is often upon young women who are White. This paper considers South Asian, Muslim young women's experiences of physical activity and how these are influenced by family. A "middle ground" feminist approach is used, drawing upon the work of Hill Collins [(2000). "Black feminist thought: Knowledge, consciousness, and the politics of empowerment." London: Routledge] and Hamzeh [(2012). "Pedagogies of deveiling: Muslim girls and the hijab discourse (critical construction)." Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing]. Data were generated with 13 young women using participatory approaches in focus group settings, and individual interviews. This research highlights how the young women's families can both enable and challenge opportunities and involvement in physical activity. The paper discusses how gender and religion intersect with family and wider community to influence experiences in multiple, diverse and fluid ways. The young women's narratives suggest that experiences are not determined solely by these influences; rather, they emerge as active agents negotiating different contextual challenges in their quest to be physically active.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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