Working on the Body: Links Between Physical Activity and Social Power

  • Sarah Gilroy


Revealing ‘insider’ information about the research process is an area in which feminist research has taken the lead, but such an approach, whilst demonstrating the rigorous nature of the research, can also put the researcher in a vulnerable position, as it reveals the research as it happened, with all its strengths and weaknesses. Stanley and Wise (1993), however, argue that feminist work ought to be open, even if that openness leaves you vulnerable to criticism. By mapping my biography onto the research story, I am seeking to ‘tell it like it was’ (and is) rather than providing a sanitised and depersonalised account. In so doing I am seeking to explore both the practical and theoretical problems encountered when researching the links between women’s involvement in physical activity and their social power.


Physical Activity Physical Capital Social Power Social Location Physical Competence 
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