Critical Postmodernism in Human Movement, Physical Education, and Sport

Critical Postmodernism in Human Movement, Physical Education, and Sport

by Juan-Miguel Fernandez-Balboa
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 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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ISBN-13:
9781438402635
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/30/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
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