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Title:Gender Roles and Physical Activity at the ARC
Author(s):Chinnery, Charlotte; Flores, Christopher; Hankus, Judyta; Yao, Aaron
Physical Activity
Abstract:Physical activity takes many forms at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign. From running on campus to intramural sports, the way we participate in physical fitness is intimately linked to the historical emphasis placed on a physically fit body and what is perceived as acceptable forms of physical fitness, both largely dependent on gender. Through various forms of research, we observed and analyzed gender separation at the ARC and compared it to topics in the coursework for Kinesiology 442: Body Culture and Society. This was done with hopes of not only exposing that gender separation does exist in facilities such as the ARC, but to also break down the barriers that separate people and making the ARC a more open and inclusive environment.
Issue Date:2011
Course / Semester:Kinesiology 442 Fall 2011
Instructor, Melissa Littlefield
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-06-29

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