Policies, pedagogies and partnerships
The interaction between schools and young people, and the overall experience of attending school can provide a unique opportunity for health education which can be sustained and reinforced over time. This book explores the health-education interface and the complex nexus of discourses, principles...
To Be Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge
Currently a great deal of public discourse around health is on the assumed relationship between childhood inactivity, young people’s diets, and a putative steep rise in obesity. Children and young people are increasingly being identified as a population at ‘risk’ in relation to these health...
To Be Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge
Biopolitics and the ‘Obesity Epidemic’ is the first edited collection of critical perspectives on the 'obesity epidemic.' The volume provides a comprehensive discussion of current issues in the critical analysis of health, obesity and society, and the impact of obesity discourses on different...
Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge
Despite society’s current preoccupation with interrelated issues such as obesity, increasingly sedentary lifestyles and children’s health, there has until now been little published research that directly addresses the place and meaning of physical activity in young people’s lives. In this important...
Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge
Science, Morality and Ideology
Increasing obesity levels are currently big news but do we think carefully enough about what this trend actually means? Everybody – including doctors, parents, teachers, sports clubs, businesses and governments – has a role to play in the ‘war on obesity’. But is talk of an obesity ‘crisis’...
Published April 25th 2005 by Routledge
Working with Students in Schools
Critical inquiry, critical thinking and problem-solving are key concepts in contemporary physical education. But how do physical educators actually do critical inquiry and critical thinking? Critical Inquiry and Problem-Solving in Physical Education explains the principles and assumptions...
Published November 19th 2003 by Routledge
Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education and Health
Today's society is obsessed with the body, its size, shape and healthiness. Governments, business and the popular media, spend and earn fortunes encouraging populations to get healthy, eat properly, exercise daily and get thin. But how are current social trends and attitudes...
Published October 22nd 2003 by Routledge
DYMAC 99 - Proceedings of the first international conference, Manchester, UK, 1-3 September 1999
The proceedings contain contributions from international experts and presents many advances in knowledge, ideas and new thinking. The papers are organised into sessions on advanced signal processing, applied mechanics, chaos theory, condition and process monitoring, vibration and noise control,...
Published December 31st 1998 by CRC Press