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Perspectives on Children and Young People

Learning Bodies

The Body in Youth and Childhood Studies

Editors: Coffey, Julia, Budgeon, Shelley, Cahill, Helen (Eds.)

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  • Presents cutting-edge scholarship based on the exploration of new methodological approaches to studying the lives of children and young people
  • Makes a significant contribution to the development of innovative theoretical and pedagogical frameworks to enable the study of the body and embodiment
  • Applies conceptual advancements to empirical analyses of key areas of youth studies, lending a series of insights into a wide range of contemporary practices such as ‘sexting’; media consumption; sport and exercise; and participation in dance and theatre performance
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'Learning Bodies’ addresses the lack of attention paid to the body in youth and childhood studies.  Whilst a significant range of work on this area has explored gender, class, race and ethnicity, and sexualities – all of which have bodily dimensions – the body is generally studied indirectly, rather than being the central focus. This collection of papers brings together a scholarly range of international, interdisciplinary work on youth, with a specific focus on the body. The authors engage with conceptual, empirical and pedagogical approaches which counteract perspectives that view young people’s bodies primarily as ‘problems’ to be managed, or as sites of risk or deviance. The authors demonstrate that a focus on the body allows us to explore a range of additional dimensions in seeking to understand the experiences of young people. The research is situated across a range of sites in Australia, North America, Britain, Canada, Asia and Africa, drawing on a range of disciplines including sociology, education and cultural studies in the process. This collection aims to demonstrate – theoretically, empirically and pedagogically – the implications that emerge from a reframed approach to understanding children and youth by focusing on the body and embodiment.

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Julia Coffey is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her empirical work focuses on youth in Australia and the Asia-Pacific, the body, health wellbeing and gender. Julia is co-editor of the ‘Bodies’ section of the Springer Handbook of Childhood and Youth Studies. She has written about the body, youth, gender and health in a diverse range of scholarly journals including Journal of Youth Studies, Journal of Sociology, Journal of Gender Studies, BMC Medical Education and Youth Studies Australia.
Shelley Budgeon is a senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Birmingham, UK. She has published widely in the areas of gender and feminist theory; personal relationships; and self-identity and social change in journals including Sociology, Body and Society, the European Journal of Women’s Studies, the Women’s Studies International Forum and Sexualities. Her monographs include Choosing a Self (Praegar) and Third Wave Feminism and the Politics of Gender in Late Modernity (Palgrave).
Helen Cahill is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. She works in youth, education and health promotion research, specialising in the use of participatory strategies in youth research and education. She has developed a number of Australia’s leading drug education and mental health promotion programs for schools, and a range of youth leadership, violence-reduction and sexuality education programs used in developing countries within the Asia-Pacific region.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning Bodies
Book Subtitle
The Body in Youth and Childhood Studies
Editors
  • Julia Coffey
  • Shelley Budgeon
  • Helen Cahill
Series Title
Perspectives on Children and Young People
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0306-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0306-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0304-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9129-2
Series ISSN
2365-2977
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 270
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