Critical Postmodernism in Human Movement, Physical Education, and Sport [NOOK Book]

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This book proposes alternative ways of looking at human movement and brings into question the traditional role of the human-movement profession as an agent of social and cultural reproduction. The authors argue that the profession has traditionally shaped physical activities in schools and communities in disempowering ways and has adversely influenced how people view their bodies, apply physical activities to their lives, and use and understand the knowledge in the field. To raise awareness of the possibilities ...
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Critical Postmodernism in Human Movement, Physical Education, and Sport

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Overview

This book proposes alternative ways of looking at human movement and brings into question the traditional role of the human-movement profession as an agent of social and cultural reproduction. The authors argue that the profession has traditionally shaped physical activities in schools and communities in disempowering ways and has adversely influenced how people view their bodies, apply physical activities to their lives, and use and understand the knowledge in the field. To raise awareness of the possibilities of postmodernism for human movement, the contributors employ a critical postmodern conceptualization of the profession to explore the conflicts within it; to ask what can be done to strengthen it; to investigate how professional relations and meanings can be constructed within a new realm of justice, freedom, and equity; and to discuss the professional and civic principles to which the profession should subscribe.
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Contributors propose alternative ways of looking at human movement and question the role of the human-movement professional as an agent of social and cultural reproduction. They argue that the profession has traditionally shaped physical activities in schools and communities in disempowering ways and has adversely influenced how people view their bodies and apply physical activities to their lives. They employ a postmodern conceptualization of the profession to explore conflicts within it, and discuss professional and civic principles to which the profession should subscribe. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438402635
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 476 KB

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction: The Human Movement Profession - From Modernism to Postmodernism 3
Ch. 2 Sociocultural Aspects of Human Movement: The Heritage of Modernism, the Need for a Postmodernism 11
Ch. 3 Gender Discrimination in Norwegian Academia: A Hidden Male Game or an Inspiration for Postmodern Feminist Praxis 27
Ch. 4 Schooling Bodies in New Times: The Reform of School Physical Education in High Modernity 39
Ch. 5 Health, Freedom, and Human Movement in the Postmodern Era 65
Ch. 6 A Critical-Postmodern Perspective on Knowledge Development in Human Movement 87
Ch. 7 Performance and Participation Discourses in Human Movement: Toward a Socially Critical Physical Education 99
Ch. 8 Physical Education Teacher Preparation in the Postmodern Era: Toward a Critical Pedagogy 121
Ch. 9 Critical Moral Issues in Teaching Physical Cultural 139
Ch. 10 Toward a Department of Physical Cultural Studies and an End to Tribal Warfare 157
Ch. 11 Transformation in the Postmodern Era: A New Game Plan 183
Ch. 12 A Practical Inquiry into the Critical-Postmodernist Perspective in Physical Education 197
Ch. 13 Defining the Dreaded Curriculum: Tensions Between the Modern and the Postmodern 207
Questions for Reflection 221
Notes 227
References 235
Archival Materials 267
About the Authors 269
Index 273
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