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ERIC Number: EJ908154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
"But Your Body Would Rather Have This...": Conceptualizing Health through Kinesthetic Experience
Perhamus, Lisa Michelle
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v23 n7 p845-868 Dec 2010
This article provides an empirically grounded analysis of how children and adults kinesthetically recontextualize standardized, official health messages into personally meaningful, context-specific health knowledge. The in-depth interview research uses grounded theory methodology to analyze transcripts and a sociology of childhood framework to design a child-centered methodological tool for collecting data with young children. Analysis demonstrates the need for further child-centered research regarding children's cognitive and experiential understanding of current health regimes, and discusses implications of theorizing recontextualization processes with a kinesthetic lens. Research findings include a warrant for further investigation of the biopolitical relationship between health promotion and the social body that attends to the experiential aspects of advancing moralizing health messages. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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