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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/229991
Title:
Obesity discourse and the crisis of faith in disciplinary technology
Authors:
Gard, Michael; Kirk, David ( 0000-0001-9884-9106 )
Abstract:
According to Kirk (1998) (following Foucault) a shift in corporeal power has been underway since the late 18th century in many ‘western’ countries, from an external form of power and locus of control to an internal form and locus. In light of the increased volume of discourse around the alleged obesity crisis (Gard & Wright 2005) we revisit and attempt to update Kirk’s thesis about the regulation of bodies in schools; is the widespread concern about an obesity crisis producing new ways of managing and disciplining children’s bodies? We explore in some detail a case study of curriculum development in Health and Physical Education in Ontario, Canada where we argue that the grades 1–8 syllabus trades the productive compliance and liberal individualism of previous eras for a new layering of physical education discourse and the production of cheerfully courteous and responsible individuals. We complete this analysis by asking whether this curriculum development in an era of obesity discourse signals a crisis of faith in disciplinary technology. We end by noting the need for the retention of spaces within school physical education where young people can question assumptions about corporeality
Citation:
Gard, M. and Kirk, D. (2007) 'Obesity discourse and the crisis of faith in disciplinary technology', Utbildning and Demokrati. 16(2), pp.17-36.
Publisher:
Örebro University
Journal:
Utbildning and Demokrati
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/229991
Additional Links:
http://core.kmi.open.ac.uk/display/858885; http://www.oru.se/Forskning/Forskningsmiljoer/miljo/Utbildning-och-Demokrati/Utbildning--Demokrati/Tidigare-nummer/#2007
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1102-6472
Appears in Collections:
Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Group

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dc.contributor.authorGard, Michaelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirk, Daviden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-21T08:44:00Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-21T08:44:00Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationGard, M. and Kirk, D. (2007) 'Obesity discourse and the crisis of faith in disciplinary technology', Utbildning and Demokrati. 16(2), pp.17-36.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1102-6472-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/229991-
dc.description.abstractAccording to Kirk (1998) (following Foucault) a shift in corporeal power has been underway since the late 18th century in many ‘western’ countries, from an external form of power and locus of control to an internal form and locus. In light of the increased volume of discourse around the alleged obesity crisis (Gard & Wright 2005) we revisit and attempt to update Kirk’s thesis about the regulation of bodies in schools; is the widespread concern about an obesity crisis producing new ways of managing and disciplining children’s bodies? We explore in some detail a case study of curriculum development in Health and Physical Education in Ontario, Canada where we argue that the grades 1–8 syllabus trades the productive compliance and liberal individualism of previous eras for a new layering of physical education discourse and the production of cheerfully courteous and responsible individuals. We complete this analysis by asking whether this curriculum development in an era of obesity discourse signals a crisis of faith in disciplinary technology. We end by noting the need for the retention of spaces within school physical education where young people can question assumptions about corporealityen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherÖrebro Universityen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://core.kmi.open.ac.uk/display/858885en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.oru.se/Forskning/Forskningsmiljoer/miljo/Utbildning-och-Demokrati/Utbildning--Demokrati/Tidigare-nummer/#2007en_GB
dc.subjectphysical educationen_GB
dc.subjectobesity crisisen
dc.subjectcorporeal regulationen
dc.subjectcurriculumen
dc.titleObesity discourse and the crisis of faith in disciplinary technologyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalUtbildning and Demokratien_GB
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