Performing Identities in Physical Education: (En)gendering Fluid Selves
Authors: Azzarito, Laura; Katzew, Adriana
Source: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1 March 2010, vol. 81, no. 1, pp. 25-37(13)
Abstract:This paper shows how a group of young people and researchers, through their reading of images, performed “identity work” within discourses of the body and gender in physical education. To explore young people's identity narratives and physicality, the researchers used an ethnographic method using photo-elicitation. Findings in this study showed the complex ways girls and boys, picked up, resisted, and negotiated male and female body signifiers by “doing girl” and “doing boy” in the school context. Given these results, the researchers discuss several implications for educators and scholars to consider in working toward the new gender agenda in physical education.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2010