Tag: Obesity

Obesity Policy and Behaviour change models of health: The impact on social class & Inequalities

Journal Article in Sociological Research Online Physical Cultures of Stigmatisation: Health Policy & Social Class – Emma Rich, Laura De Pian and Jessica Francombe-Webb Abstract: In recent years, the increasing regulation of people’s health and bodies has been exacerbated by a contemporary ‘obesity discourse’ centred on eating less, exercising more and losing weight. This paper …

How thinking about health shapes the way young women think about their ‘futures’

Changing times, future bodies? The significance of health in young women’s imagined futures Just had this article published in Pedagogy, Culture and Society with John Evans. “In the UK, as in many other western and westernised societies, something of a crisis has been constructed around the relationships between childhood inactivity, young people’s diets and rising …

Beyond school boundaries: new health imperatives, families and schools

By Emma Rich Published in: Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education Download the article here This article draws upon research examining the impact of new health imperatives on schools in the United Kingdom. Specifically, it examines features of emerging surveillant relations, which not only speak to the changing nature of health-related practices in …

PE is not a Panacea

From tackling obesity to producing sporting heroes: Physical Education is not a panacea: On Thursday, Ofsted, the education standards watchdog, warned in a report on primary and secondary Physical Education (PE) that some PE lessons were failing to provide enough strenuous activity to improve pupils fitness and that not enough young people were playing competitive …