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Children’s Bodies in Schools: Corporeal Performances of Social ClassSocial Class Inequities and the Body

Children’s Bodies in Schools: Corporeal Performances of Social Class: Social Class Inequities and... [This chapter familiarizes readers with the empirical landscape surrounding the study of social class and the body. Three orientations to this research are explored: two bidirectional orientations (1) different kinds of bodies experience different types of stratification and (2) social stratification constructs certain bodily outcomes, and a third, co-constitutive point of view (bodies and stratifying practices mutually influence one another). This chapter reviews research on adults and then summarizes recent findings relative to children in all three empirical orientations. It concludes by arguing that the co-constitutive point of view is the most promising for elucidating the relationship between social class and children’s bodies, due to its focus on children’s agentic capacities.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Children’s Bodies in Schools: Corporeal Performances of Social ClassSocial Class Inequities and the Body

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
ISBN
978-1-349-49518-4
Pages
24 –53
DOI
10.1057/9781137442635_2
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter familiarizes readers with the empirical landscape surrounding the study of social class and the body. Three orientations to this research are explored: two bidirectional orientations (1) different kinds of bodies experience different types of stratification and (2) social stratification constructs certain bodily outcomes, and a third, co-constitutive point of view (bodies and stratifying practices mutually influence one another). This chapter reviews research on adults and then summarizes recent findings relative to children in all three empirical orientations. It concludes by arguing that the co-constitutive point of view is the most promising for elucidating the relationship between social class and children’s bodies, due to its focus on children’s agentic capacities.]

Published: Sep 22, 2015

Keywords: bodily outcomes; children’s agency; stratification

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