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ERIC Number: EJ866265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 94
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
A Feminist Poststructuralist Examination into the President's Challenge Physical Fitness Awards Program
Domangue, Elizabeth A.; Solmon, Melinda A.
Gender and Education, v21 n5 p583-600 Sep 2009
The purpose of this viewpoint is to systematically synthesise the intersection of research that focuses on poststructuralism as related to a physical education discourse (namely President's Challenge Physical Fitness Awards Program). A feminist poststructuralist framework will be used to investigate the ways in which the hegemonic design of norm-referenced youth fitness tests influence students' gendering of the body through the notion of the normalised body. We propose that the tests and qualifying standards that are markedly different for prepubescent girls and boys fosters a gendered continuum that forces some students into dominant positions, while others are pushed to the margins. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Language: English
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