Girls constructing ‘healthy’ identities in school

Sheryl Clark explores girls’ embodied constructions of ‘healthy’ identities. Clark’s research with girls (aged 10–13) found that over the transition to secondary school, classed and gendered healthism discourses had come to powerfully frame girls’ sports participation by condoning the achievement of slender embodied femininities through physical activity.

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