This paper considers the role of physicaleducation researchers within current publicconcerns about body shape and weight. UsingUlrich Beck's notion of 'risk' it examines howcertainty about children, obesity, exercise andhealth is produced in the contexts of 'expert'knowledge and recontextualised in the academicand professional physical education literature.It is argued that the unquestioning acceptanceof the obesity discourses in physical educationhelps to construct anxieties about the body,which are detrimental to students and silencesalternative ways of thinking and doing physicaleducation.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Studies in Philosophy and Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|