'Constructing body-space: Gender, Sport and Body Image in Adolescence'

Evans, B ORCID: 0000-0002-5566-3106
(2002) 'Constructing body-space: Gender, Sport and Body Image in Adolescence'. PhD thesis, University of Liverpool.

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Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: Contributing to and providing links between the growing fields of youth geography, body geography, geographies of health and sports geography, the thesis investigates the dynamic relationship between teenagers and their bodies as they move through and occupy different spaces. Through a theoretical background based on Foucault and historical and religious thinking on bodies, school space and the way in which pupils¿ bodies are disciplined within this space, the thesis develops and critiques current theories on surveillance and the body. As such, the thesis deals with the way in which other people, particularly parents, teachers and peers, and outside influences, such as the media and national curriculum requirements, contribute to the construction of and portrayal of ideal body images within the space of the school. The thesis focuses on the factors which encourage or discourage young people from participating in sports, both in school (with an emphasis on PE) and outside school. It also considers the way in which young people attempt to keep themselves healthy through both diet and exercise. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used and research involved interviews and questionnaires in schools and task-based focus groups in a youth group.
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender, sport, adolescence, space, bodies, school, health
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2023 09:57
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023 10:19
DOI: 10.17638/03175941
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3175941