‘If you miss the ball, you look like a total muppet!’ Boys investing in their bodies in physical education and sport

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622327
Title:
‘If you miss the ball, you look like a total muppet!’ Boys investing in their bodies in physical education and sport
Authors:
Hill, Joanne ( 0000-0001-5107-5043 )
Abstract:
Connections have been drawn between masculinity, muscularity and physical or social status in sport. Not only are sporting bodies often related to masculinity but also to whiteness, leading to the devaluing of Asian boys’ bodies and sporting experiences. This paper draws on three British Asian teenage boys’ visual and verbal narratives to enquire how they negotiate these connections in their physical education and recreational sport experiences. Bourdieu’s notion of capital is used to make sense of boys’ ways of investing in their bodies to manage their status in school. Drawing from focus-group interviews which used participant-driven photography and photo elicitation techni- ques, the research indicates how three boys invested in their bodies by doing particular types of physical activity that would enable them to develop muscularity, fitness and/or motor competence, to attain or retain physical and social capital in school. Along the way, they add pertinent comments on the intersections of masculinity and ethnicity in constructing and performing a sporting body. Keywords:
Citation:
Hill J (2015) '‘If you miss the ball, you look like a total muppet!’ Boys investing in their bodies in physical education and sport', Sport, Education and Society, 20 (6), pp.762-779.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Sport, Education and Society
Issue Date:
15-Aug-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622327
DOI:
10.1080/13573322.2013.820695
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13573322.2013.820695
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1357-3322
Appears in Collections:
Sport and physical activity

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dc.contributor.authorHill, Joanneen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-25T11:48:16Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-25T11:48:16Z-
dc.date.issued2013-08-15-
dc.identifier.citationHill J (2015) '‘If you miss the ball, you look like a total muppet!’ Boys investing in their bodies in physical education and sport', Sport, Education and Society, 20 (6), pp.762-779.en
dc.identifier.issn1357-3322-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13573322.2013.820695-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622327-
dc.description.abstractConnections have been drawn between masculinity, muscularity and physical or social status in sport. Not only are sporting bodies often related to masculinity but also to whiteness, leading to the devaluing of Asian boys’ bodies and sporting experiences. This paper draws on three British Asian teenage boys’ visual and verbal narratives to enquire how they negotiate these connections in their physical education and recreational sport experiences. Bourdieu’s notion of capital is used to make sense of boys’ ways of investing in their bodies to manage their status in school. Drawing from focus-group interviews which used participant-driven photography and photo elicitation techni- ques, the research indicates how three boys invested in their bodies by doing particular types of physical activity that would enable them to develop muscularity, fitness and/or motor competence, to attain or retain physical and social capital in school. Along the way, they add pertinent comments on the intersections of masculinity and ethnicity in constructing and performing a sporting body. Keywords:en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13573322.2013.820695en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.subjectembodimenten
dc.subjectmasculinityen
dc.subjectethnicityen
dc.subjectcapitalen
dc.subjectphysical educationen
dc.subjectC890 Psychology not elsewhere classifieden
dc.title‘If you miss the ball, you look like a total muppet!’ Boys investing in their bodies in physical education and sporten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSport, Education and Societyen
dc.date.updated2017-10-25T11:26:57Z-
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