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ERIC Number: EJ908156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Obesity Assemblages and Surveillance in Schools
Rich, Emma
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v23 n7 p803-821 Dec 2010
In this paper, I draw on the growing body of work in surveillance studies, to examine the increasing propensity in recent years towards the monitoring and collection of information about children's weight and health within school contexts. Applying Haggerty and Ericson's concept of the surveillant assemblage within school contexts, the paper examines how surveillant practices in schools are part of an assemblage constituted by a range of agencies, institutions and bodies, and socio-technological developments constituted through a complex series of rhizomatic flows. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)