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HEALTH, APPEARANCE AND FITNESS PRACTICES: HOW CLASS AND GENDER ARE REPRESENTED IN FOUR YOUNG WOMEN’S UNDERSTANDINGS OF THEIR FITNESS PRACTICES
This thesis presents results from a qualitative study of how young women make sense of their fitness practices. Fitness practices related to diet and exercise are culturally linked to both appearance and health and tend ...
A critical geography of physical activity: Investigating the role of gender in gym environments
This thesis develops a critical geography of physical activity by examining the implications of socio-spatial processes at the scale of the everyday exercise environment for gendered inequities. Around the world, men are ...