To understand and more creatively capture the social world, visual methods have increasingly become used by researchers in the social sciences and education. However, despite the rapid development of visual-based knowledge, and despite the obvious links between human movement and visual forms of understanding, visual research has been scarce in the fields of physical culture and physical education pedagogy. This groundbreaking book is the first to mark a "visual turn" in understanding and researching physical culture and pedagogies, offering innovative, image-based research that reveals key issues in the domains of sport, health, and physical education studies.
Integrating visual research into physical culture and pedagogy studies, the book provides the reader with different ways of "seeing", looking at, and critically engaging with physical culture. Since human movement is increasingly created, established, and pedagogized beyond traditional educational sites such as schools, sport clubs, and fitness gyms, the book also explores the notion of visual pedagogy in wider physical culture, helping the reader to understand how visual-based technologies such as television, the internet, and mobile phones are central to people’s engagement with physical culture today. The book demonstrates how the visual creates dynamic pedagogical tools for revealing playful forms of embodiment, and offers the reader a range of visual methods, from researcher-produced photo analysis to participatory-centred visual approaches, that will enhance their own study of physical culture.
Pedagogies, Physical Culture and Visual Methods is important reading for all advanced students and researchers with an interest in human movement, physical education, physical culture, sport studies, and research methods in education.
Introduction - Laura Azzarito PART I Physical Culture and Visual Pedagogies in School 1. Inquiry through the visual: The body, physical activity, and adolescent girls - Kimberly Oliver 2. Empowering high school girls as media consumers/producers: Engaging in activist research through visual methods - Jennifer L. Fisette and Theresa A. Walton 3. Slights, cameras, inaction: using flip cameras in cooperative learning to explore girls’ (dis)engagement in physical education - Victoria A. Goodyear, Ashley Casey, and David Kirk 4. From media images to body narratives: Photo elicitation as a method for exploring embodiment - Adriana Katzew and Azzarito Laura 5. Rejecting the weak Asian body: boys visualising strong masculinities - Joanne Hill 6. "Speaking for themselves" through digital photography: The re-making of South Asian girlhood in "home-made" physical culture - Laura Azzarito PART II Physical Culture and Visual Pedagogies beyond School 7. Out of focus: Sport media. Women athletes, and media literacy - Sally R. Ross, Katie Sullivan Barak, and Vikky Krane 8. Sport, gender and development: On the use of photovoice as a participatory action research tool to inform policy makers - Lysanne Rivard and Claudia Mitchell 9. What did I do-see-learn at the beach? Surfing festival as a cultural pedagogical sight/site - Lisa Hunter 10. Learning from YouTube - Mikeal Quennerstedt 11. "The Stuff I do": Children’s views of and meaning assigned to physical activity - Kevin Patton and Melissa Parker 12. Young people as curators of physical culture: A metaphor to teach and research by - Eimear Enright 13. Visualizing the social landscape of high school Waka Ama and the apotheosis of visual ethnography - Clive C. Pope 14. The Moving in My World project: A museum exhibition of physical culture for "real people in real places" - Laura Azzarito
The Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport series is a forum for the discussion of the latest and most important ideas and issues in physical education, sport, and active leisure for young people across school, club and recreational settings. The series presents the work of the best well-established and emerging scholars from around the world, offering a truly international perspective on policy and practice. It aims to enhance our understanding of key challenges, to inform academic debate, and to have a high impact on both policy and practice, and is thus an essential resource for all serious students of physical education and youth sport.