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The Resource Play, physical activity and public health : the reframing of children's leisure lives, Stephanie A. Alexander, Katherine L. Frohlich and Caroline Fusco

Play, physical activity and public health : the reframing of children's leisure lives, Stephanie A. Alexander, Katherine L. Frohlich and Caroline Fusco

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Play, physical activity and public health : the reframing of children's leisure lives
Title
Play, physical activity and public health
Title remainder
the reframing of children's leisure lives
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie A. Alexander, Katherine L. Frohlich and Caroline Fusco
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Language
eng
Summary
"Are children playing less than they used to? Are rising obesity rates linked to a decline in children's time to play freely? These and other related questions have filled the pages of newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals for the past decade. Play, Physical Activity and Public Health presents a discussion of the way modern notions of play are rendering children's leisure activities less free and less engaged in simply for fun. Based on original qualitative research, and analysis of contemporary media from Canada and elsewhere, this book argues that the growing health concerns around childhood play entail a paradox: by advocating, promoting, discussing, and re-directing children's play, a new form of children's leisure is emerging - one that is purpose-driven, instrumentalised for health, and ultimately, less free. We explore how play has become goal-oriented, a means to health ends, and how the management of pleasure in play as well as diverse risk discourses around play continues to limit and constrain possibilities for children and families to play and engage in leisure freely. Incorporating past critiques of this trend in play, we argue for research and practice to create new possibilities and ways of thinking about children's play, leisure, fun and childhood, that are less constrained and managed, and importantly less geared towards health goals. This is a valuable resource for students and also an important read for school teachers, public health practitioners, psychologists, physical education teachers, academics and parents interested in how children's leisure lives are being shaped by the growing and diverse discussions around play"--
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Alexander, Stephanie A.,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ782
LC item number
.A445 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Frohlich, Katherine L.,
  • Fusco, Caroline,
Series statement
Routledge studies in physical education and youth sport
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  • Play
  • Child development
  • Physical fitness for children
  • Child development
  • Physical fitness for children
  • Spiel
  • Kinderspiel
  • Körperliche Aktivität
  • Gesundheit
  • Freizeit
  • Kind
  • Entwicklung
Label
Play, physical activity and public health : the reframing of children's leisure lives, Stephanie A. Alexander, Katherine L. Frohlich and Caroline Fusco
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The play paradox -- Playing as progress -- Active play : when playing becomes a job -- Playing is fun! (or is it?) -- Risk, play and free range kids -- Playing just makes me happy
Control code
1033546740
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
154 pages
Isbn
9781138289727
Lccn
2018015249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033546740
Label
Play, physical activity and public health : the reframing of children's leisure lives, Stephanie A. Alexander, Katherine L. Frohlich and Caroline Fusco
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The play paradox -- Playing as progress -- Active play : when playing becomes a job -- Playing is fun! (or is it?) -- Risk, play and free range kids -- Playing just makes me happy
Control code
1033546740
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
154 pages
Isbn
9781138289727
Lccn
2018015249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033546740

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