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Title Boys' bodies : speaking the unspoken / edited by Michael Kehler & Michael Atkinson

Publ Info New York : Peter Lang, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  HQ775 .K44 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xv, 233 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Adolescent cultures, school & society, 1091-1464 ; v. 46
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents pt. 1. Reviewing the intersections of obesity, body image and masculinity. Boys, girls and the prejudices of obesity research / Michael Gard -- Adolescent males' body image: an overview of research on the influence of mass media / Travis A. Ryan, Todd G. Morrison and Cormac O. Beaglaoich -- The "masculinity vortex" of school physical education: beyond the myth of hyper-masculinity / David Kirk -- pt. 2. Enforcing masculinities. Boys, gyms, locker rooms and heterotopia / Michael Atkinson and Michael Kehler -- Consuming media, constructing masculinities: a study of youth audiences and physical education in "reflexively modern" times / Brad Millington and Brian Wilson -- The struggle for recognition: embodied masculinity and the victim-violence cycle of bullying in secondary schools / James W. Messerschmidt -- Soft pedagogy for a hard sport: disrupting hegemonic masculinity in high school rugby through feminist-informed pedagogy / Richard Light and Jeanne Adèle Kentel -- pt. 3. Emerging/contesting masculinities. Negotiating masculinities in PE classrooms: boys, body image and "want[ing] to be in good shape / Michael Kehler -- Marginalized boys speak out: insights from school physical education for the obesity crisis / Nate McCaughtry and Amy Tischler -- Australian young men's meanings of physical activity and health: an exploration of social class and schooling / Jessica Lee
Note "The chapters in this edited collection examine how the culture of masculinity intersects with issues of health, homophobia, and the suppression and silencing of anxieties about body image among men and boys. Examining the bodily dividends and trade-offs associated with male participation in physical activity is central to understanding how educators in particular might better engage all boys in healthy life practices, not only those privileged by muscularity and physicality. Contributions explore evidence of intimidation and body fears that is largely unheard and unexplored in locker rooms and classrooms. Introducing critical perspectives emerging from current evidence-based international research to shed light on curricular and policy initiatives aimed at producing healthy children, this book will powerfully inform and provoke discussion."--Jacket
LC subject Boys -- Psychology
Body image
Identity (Psychology) in adolescence
Physical education and training -- Psychological aspects
Add Author Kehler, Michael
Atkinson, Michael, 1971-
ISBN 9781433106255 (pbk. : alk. paper)