Social Theory, Education and Embodiment: A conversation with Professor John Evans

Date / Time: 13 July 2011 1-2.30pm
Venue: TC.2.27

Professor John Evans is currently Professor of Sociology of Education and Physical Education, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, UK. He is also Director of Research Training within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough, and is an Adjunct Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia. John has led national and international research focusing on education policy, curriculum and pedagogy in physical education and sport, and more recently, the impact of health imperatives on schools.

Evans, J., & Davies, B. (2011). New directions, new questions? Social theory, education and embodiment. Sport, Education and Society, 16(3), 263-278.

This paper introduces the contents of a special issue of Sport Education and Society. The collection demonstrates the need for transdisciplinary study of body pedagogies focussed on embodiment, emplacement, enactment and subjectivity. Evans and Davies celebrate theoretical and methodological diversity in the social sciences while calling for border crossings between the disciplines and perspectives of the social and bio-physical sciences in the interest of better understanding how social and cultural reproduction occurs both within schools and beyond them.

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