Girls’ active identities: navigating othering discourses of femininity, bodies and physical education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622326
Title:
Girls’ active identities: navigating othering discourses of femininity, bodies and physical education
Authors:
Hill, Joanne ( 0000-0001-5107-5043 )
Abstract:
Within physical education and sport, girls must navigate discourses of valued athletic and gendered bodies that marginalise or ‘other’ non-normative performances through systems of surveillance and punishment. The purpose of this paper is to share girls’ perspectives on how these discourses affected their gender performances and activity engagement. Students aged 13-14 in one ethnically diverse UK secondary school were invited to create a photo diary of the physical activities they engaged in. Photo elicitation interviews in small groups followed. The girls positioned themselves as physically active but had to carefully manage their activity choices and gender performances in a single-sex physical education environment that regulated deviation from the fit, slender, girly girl. Although the girls demonstrate the difficulty of resisting, they indicate moments of positioning themselves against norms that suggest the possibilities of shifting gendering processes. The paper points out the importance of listening to ‘other’ girls’ narratives in building positive physical education engagements.
Citation:
Hill J (2015) 'Girls’ active identities: navigating othering discourses of femininity, bodies and physical education', Gender and Education, 27 (6), pp.666-684.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Gender and Education
Issue Date:
1-Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622326
DOI:
10.1080/09540253.2015.1078875
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540253.2015.1078875
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0954-0253
Appears in Collections:
Sport and physical activity

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dc.contributor.authorHill, Joanneen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-25T11:48:12Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-25T11:48:12Z-
dc.date.issued2015-09-01-
dc.identifier.citationHill J (2015) 'Girls’ active identities: navigating othering discourses of femininity, bodies and physical education', Gender and Education, 27 (6), pp.666-684.en
dc.identifier.issn0954-0253-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09540253.2015.1078875-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622326-
dc.description.abstractWithin physical education and sport, girls must navigate discourses of valued athletic and gendered bodies that marginalise or ‘other’ non-normative performances through systems of surveillance and punishment. The purpose of this paper is to share girls’ perspectives on how these discourses affected their gender performances and activity engagement. Students aged 13-14 in one ethnically diverse UK secondary school were invited to create a photo diary of the physical activities they engaged in. Photo elicitation interviews in small groups followed. The girls positioned themselves as physically active but had to carefully manage their activity choices and gender performances in a single-sex physical education environment that regulated deviation from the fit, slender, girly girl. Although the girls demonstrate the difficulty of resisting, they indicate moments of positioning themselves against norms that suggest the possibilities of shifting gendering processes. The paper points out the importance of listening to ‘other’ girls’ narratives in building positive physical education engagements.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540253.2015.1078875en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.subjectphysical educationen
dc.subjectgendered bodiesen
dc.subjectphysical activityen
dc.subjectvisual methodsen
dc.subjectfemininityen
dc.subjectethnicityen
dc.subjectL320 Gender studiesen
dc.titleGirls’ active identities: navigating othering discourses of femininity, bodies and physical educationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalGender and Educationen
dc.date.updated2017-10-25T11:26:57Z-
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