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Title: Body Work: Childhood, gender and school health education in England, 1870—1977
Authors: Pilcher, Jane
First Published: May-2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Childhood, 2007, 14 (2), pp. 215-233.
Abstract: This article focuses on a neglected topic in the historical sociology of childhood, namely health education, and explores a neglected theme, namely the gendered character of (re)constructions of childhood. Drawing on primary sources, the article argues that while health education for children played an important role in a broader set of British national, political strategies to ensure the health and fitness of `the Nation' during the 20th century, it was girls who were the primary targets and recipients. Gender was thus central to the `body work' in childhood that the official publications on health education sought to promote.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0907568207078328
ISSN: 0907-5682
Type: Article
Rights: This is the author's final draft of the paper published as Childhood, 2007, 14 (2), pp. 215-233. The final version is available from Doi: 10.1177/0907568207078328
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Sociology

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