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ERIC Number: EJ1144653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
"Up against Whiteness": Rethinking Race and the Body in a Global Era
Azzarito, Laura; Simon, Mara; Marttinen, Risto
Sport, Education and Society, v22 n5 p635-657 2017
While ethnic-minority young people are increasingly defined as bodies "at disadvantage," marked as less fit or less healthy than the White "norm," the ways young people construct meanings around their bodies as a result of global health imperatives have received scant attention. The purpose of this participatory visual research was to incorporate an interactive, multimedia "Body Curriculum" into two fitness units in secondary urban schools to assist ethnic-minority young people in critically responding to pervasive media monocultural representations of fit bodies. Students' engagement with Glogster (a creative visual learning platform) not only enabled them to criticize fitness as a "White thing," but also offered them a pedagogical space to challenge such racialized and gendered media narratives with self-representations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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