Belonging Canadians: Minority stereotypes and Korean-Canadian adolescents' discursive constructions of health and fitness

Kyoung-Yim Kim
This thesis focuses on the ways in which Korean-Canadian youth construct their own understandings of health and fitness and introduce health and fitness practices into their daily lives. Grounded theory is used for an analysis of in-depth conversations with 9 Korean-Canadian adolescents. Results show how these young people appropriate elements of dominant Western health discourses to elaborate their own constructions of health and fitness. These constructions are racialized and gendered, and they speak of the...
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