Obesity assemblages and surveillance in schools

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In this paper, I draw on the growing body of work in surveillance studies, to examine the increasing propensity in recent years towards the monitoring and collection of information about children's weight and health within school contexts. Applying Haggerty and Ericson's concept of the surveillant assemblage within school contexts, the paper examines how surveillant practices in schools are part of an assemblage constituted by a range of agencies, institutions and bodies, and socio-technological developments constituted through a complex series of rhizomatic flows.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-821
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Volume23
Issue number7
Early online date10 Dec 2010
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Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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Obesity assemblages and surveillance in schools. / Rich, Emma.

In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Vol. 23, No. 7, 12.2010, p. 803-821.

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