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Where has class gone? The pervasiveness of class in girls' physical activity in a rural town

Smyth, John, Mooney, Amanda and Casey, Meghan 2014, Where has class gone? The pervasiveness of class in girls' physical activity in a rural town, Sport, education and society, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 1-18, doi: 10.1080/13573322.2011.619525.

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Title Where has class gone? The pervasiveness of class in girls' physical activity in a rural town
Author(s) Smyth, John
Mooney, AmandaORCID iD for Mooney, Amanda orcid.org/0000-0001-8870-5811
Casey, Meghan
Journal name Sport, education and society
Volume number 19
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1357-3322
1470-1243
Keyword(s) social class
girls’ physical activity
ethnographic portraits
relational geographies
embodied subjectivities
concerted cultivation
Summary This paper seeks to animate discussion around how social class operates with adolescent girls from low socio-economic status backgrounds to shape and inform their decisions about participation in physical activity (PA) inside and outside of school. Examining the instance of girls in a single secondary school in an Australian regional town, the paper questions the impact of class and how the girls experience the obstacles, impediments and interferences to participation in PA. These girls are portrayed as living multiple, complex and embodied subjectivities that shape and are informed by the relational geographies in which they are located, as they interact ‘with’, ‘to’ and ‘between’ the social, emotional and classed hierarchies that require them to access familial and other resources in making decisions about participation in PA.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13573322.2011.619525
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920506 Rural Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051504

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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