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Selected Works

2010

Jan Wright

Book chapters

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Full-Text Articles in Education

What Does A ‘Sociocultural Perspective’ Mean In Health And Physical Education?, Kenneth P. Cliff, Jan Wright, D. Clarke Mar 2010

What Does A ‘Sociocultural Perspective’ Mean In Health And Physical Education?, Kenneth P. Cliff, Jan Wright, D. Clarke

Jan Wright

Chapter Intention: • To explore the discourse of ‘sociocultural perspective’ and its representations in Health and Physical Education curriculum; • To explore sociocultural perspective alongside the emphasis of critical pedagogies and critical inquiry; • To consider possibilities and limitations to embedding a ‘sociocultural perspective’ in teaching practices.


Analysing Sportsmedia Texts: Developing Resistant Reading Positions, Jan Wright Jan 2010

Analysing Sportsmedia Texts: Developing Resistant Reading Positions, Jan Wright

Jan Wright

[Extract] The American educator Darryl Siedentop includes in his definition of a physically educated person the capacity to be 'involved critically in the sport, fitness and leisure cultures of their nations' (in Tinning 2002: 338). David Kirk uses the term physical culture to refer to the meanings, values and social practices concerned with the maintenance, representation and regulation of the body through institutionalised forms of physical activity such as sport, physical recreation, and exercise (Kirk 1997). He argues that in the process of their engagements with physical culture, young people do not merely 'participate' in physical activities, they are also ...


Critical Inquiry And Problem-Solving In Physical Education, Jan Wright Jan 2010

Critical Inquiry And Problem-Solving In Physical Education, Jan Wright

Jan Wright

[Extract] Whether they agree that we are now in a period of postmodernity, late modernity or high modernity (Kirk 1997), social commentators do agree that we live in times characterised by profound social and cultural changes which are recognisable globally but reach into the everyday lives of individual. The nature of these changes is in large part attributed to enormous advances in technology which have allowed for the rapid processing and transmission of information within and across countries and cultures. On one hand, the greater accessibility of information from a larger range of sources has exposed different points of view ...


Social Class, Femininity And School Sport, Jan Wright, Gabrielle O'Flynn Jan 2010

Social Class, Femininity And School Sport, Jan Wright, Gabrielle O'Flynn

Jan Wright

This paper examines the relationship between the discursive and material practices associated with school sport and physical education and the formation of particular classed and gendered subjectivities; and how these, in turn, impact on young women’s potential life chances. In so doing, the paper will attempt to go beyond an understanding of ‘subjectivity’ as formed in relation to cultural and institutional discourses, to engage with the notion of ability or ‘embodied capacity’ as a form of physical capital (Shilling 1993) which has particular salience in a consumerist ‘performance’ motivated market economy and which is differentially made available in schools ...


Disciplining The Body: Power, Knowledge And Subjectivity In A Physical Education Lesson, Jan Wright Jan 2010

Disciplining The Body: Power, Knowledge And Subjectivity In A Physical Education Lesson, Jan Wright

Jan Wright

Extract: In recent years there has been a move in feminist and social theory towards an interest tin the body as a social and cultural site. The dominant discourses in Western society have traditionally, emphasized the body as a physical and biological given, to be understood like other 'natural' phenomena, through empirical investigation. Philosophical, feminist and poststructuralist discussions around the body (Foucault 1979, Foucault 1981, Bartky 1988, Bordo 1990, Grosz 1994) have demonstrated how our knowledge of the body and the body itself is constituted in specific cultural and historical circumstances and in the context of particular relations of power ...