Bodily discourses and Canadian youths' meanings of health, fitness, body and appearance

Josianne Roma-Reardon
This qualitative study explores the discursive constructions of health, the narratives about the body and appearance as well as the meanings of fitness among Canadian youth from English- and French-language high schools as well as from the Portuguese-Canadian community in Ottawa, Canada. Small group discussions and a "write and draw" schedule were used to gather qualitative materials among 63 youth aged between 13-15 years. Qualitative materials were submitted first to thematic analysis followed by a...
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