Book Chapter

The body in youth and childhood studies

J Coffey, S Budgeon, H Cahill

Learning Bodies: the body in youth and childhood studies | Springer Science+Business Media | Published : 2016

Abstract

'Learning Bodies' addresses the gap in attention to the body in youth studies. Whilst a significant range of work in youth studies has explored gender, class, race and ethnicity and sexualities - all of which have bodily dimensions - the body is generally students indirectly, rather than being the central focus. This edited collection draws 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 possibilities which interrupt perspectives which view young people's bodies primarily as 'problems' to be managed, or as sites of risk or deviance. They demonstrate that a focus on t..

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