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‘Pedagogized families’ health and culture

Intersectionality of race and social class
BySymeon Dagkas

This chapter examines the role of the pedagogized family in cultivating young people's dispositions towards physical culture and physical activity for health. It considers the parent as a pedagogue and the child as a social actor in a dynamic that influences the reading of public/official discourses towards physical culture and specifically towards physical activity and health. The standard biological definition of the family restricts the family unit to persons related by birth, marriage, or adoption, living in the same residence. Religion is an under-researched domain in terms of its influence on the social self and body cultures, particularly in the fields of education and sport. According to Vincent and Ball involvement in enrichment activities' are class specific and an indicator of good, appropriate and desirable parenting as acknowledged in the public health discourse. There is evidence that higher socio-economic status (SES) is linked to higher levels of involvement in physical activity.