The World of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise

The World of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise

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Within qualitative research in the social sciences, the last decade has witnessed a growing interest in the use of visual methods. Visual Methods in Physical Culture is the first book in the field of sport and exercise sciences dedicated to harnessing the potential of using visual methods within qualitative research. Theoretically insightful, and methodologically innovative, this book represents a landmark addition to the field of studies in sport, exercise, the body, and qualitative methods. It covers a wide range of empirical work, theories, and visual image-based research, including photography, drawing, and video. In so doing, the book deepens our understanding of physical culture. It also responds to key questions, such as what are visual methods, why might they be used, and how might they be applied in the field of sport and exercise sciences. This volume combines clarity of expression with careful scholarship and originality, making it especially appealing to students and scholars within a variety of fields, including sport sociology, sport and exercise psychology, sociology of the body, physical education, gender studies, gerontology, and qualitative inquiry. This book was published as a special issue in Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise.Visual Methods for Qualitative Research Cassandra Phoenix, Brett Smith ... It was a challenge for my 50th birthday to run a half marathon, and I just went further. ... While weightloss wasemphasised in many headlinesand narratives within the mediacoverage (see next section for discussion onthe feminine body ideal, weightanbsp;...

Title:The World of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise
Author:Cassandra Phoenix, Brett Smith
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-13


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