HPE: pedagogy, feminism, sexualities and queer theory

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This chapter explores feminist interactions with physical education (HPE) in terms of the development and employment of queer theory, and links between associated research about sexualities and pedagogy in the field of HPE. I address some of the related fields dominating or marginalized in HPE research; I identify potential shifts in research and pose questions to imagine what a queer pedagogy of movement or physical culture might look. For instance, what would it mean for HPE and related research to take up queer worlding? Specifically, I highlight the work that is (still) necessary to recognize and challenge heterosexism, heteronormativity, misogyny, sexual violence and violence of identity-imposing limits to what or who physically educated individuals may be or become?.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education
EditorsLouise Mansfield, Jayne Caudwell, Belinda Wheaton, Beccy Watson
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781137533180
ISBN (Print)9781137533173
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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