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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32752

Title: The qBody Project: From Lesbians in Physical Education to Queer Bodies in/out of School
Authors: Sykes, Heather
Keywords: physical education
embodiment
subjectivity
lesbians
queer theory
crip theory
transgender
fat politics
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Sykes, H. (2009). The qbody project: From lesbians in physical education to queer bodies in/out of school. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 13(3), 238-254. doi:10.1080/10894160902876671
Abstract: The qBody project is a qualitative research study that aims to understand how students with “queer bodies” are impacted by heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, and fat phobia in Canadian physical education. Approximately 40 adults, who self-identified as a sexual minority, gender minority, having a physical disability, and/or socially undervalued body shape/size were interviewed about how physical education impacts their participation in, and alienation from, physical cultures later in life. This article situates the theoretical approach of the qBody project within the historical development of research into homophobia and lesbians in physical education and sport. Specifically, the article traces how postmodern theories of embodiment are transforming “lesbian studies in sport” into multidimensional studies of marginalization and normalcy—an area that might be referred to as “postmodern body studies.”
URI: http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/270000
http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32752
ISSN: 1089-4160
1540-3548
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