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JOHN EVANS & BRIAN DAVIES

In: Handbook of Physical Education

Chapter 45: Social Class and Physical Education

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Social Class and Physical Education
Social class and physical education
Introduction: Class Matters?

Physical education is a complex social process occurring in a variety of social settings. It refers to the many forms of play, games, sport, gymnastics, leisure and health knowledge(s) that feature formally and informally inside schools and other institutions of organized education. It also refers to those forms of physical activity found in family life, among peers, in clubs and associations and expressed in various media (for example, web sites, newspapers, magazines, radio and TV) that influence people's lives. It is in the relationships within and between these and other sites of social and economic practice and their attendant representations of physical culture that the social class identities that concern us are shaped and ...

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