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Obesity assemblages and surveillance in schools


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Rich, E., 2010. Obesity assemblages and surveillance in schools. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 23 (7), pp. 803-821.

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Abstract

In this paper, I draw on the growing body of work in surveillance studies, to examine the increasing propensity in recent years towards the monitoring and collection of information about children's weight and health within school contexts. Applying Haggerty and Ericson's concept of the surveillant assemblage within school contexts, the paper examines how surveillant practices in schools are part of an assemblage constituted by a range of agencies, institutions and bodies, and socio-technological developments constituted through a complex series of rhizomatic flows.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsRich, E.
DOI10.1080/09518398.2010.529474
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Education
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code22666

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