Eating less, exercising more and losing weight seem the obvious solution for the oncoming 'obesity epidemic'. This book investigates how 'body centred talk' about weight, fat, food and exercise is recycled in schools, enters educational processes, and impacts on the identities and health of young people.
John Evans is Professor of Sociology of Education and Physical Education in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, UK.
Emma Rich is Lecturer in The Body and Physical Culture in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, UK.
Brian Davies is Emeritus Professor of Education at Cardiff University, UK.
Rachel Allwood is a doctoral research student in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, UK.
1. Introduction: The Rise and Rise of the Child Saving Movement 2. Body Pedagogies, Obesity Discourse and Disordered Eating 3. Sacred Knowledge, Science and Health Policy: Obesity as Instructional Discourse 4. Fat Ethics: Obesity as Regulative Discourse 5. Popular Pedagogies, Popular Culture and Media Lifestyle Advertising 6. Solving the Obesity Crisis?: Health P/policy in Totally Pedagogised Schools 7. Class, Control and Embodiment. What Schools do to Middle Class Girls? 8. Affective Pedagogies: Emotion and Desire in Learning to Become Ill 9. Alternative Pedagogies: Rethinking Health 10. Health Education, Weight Management or Social Control?