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dc.contributor.authorFullagar, Simoneen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, Maureenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:22:58Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:22:58Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-05-27T03:05:50Z
dc.identifier.issn11745398en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29584
dc.description.abstractThis article offers a sociological analysis of how different lower-middle income families engage with Australian government health policies and promotion campaigns aimed at reducing the risk of lifestyle disease (eat well, be active). Bringing together sociological literature across the domains of leisure, family, health and risk we identify tensions between the purposes of health promotion and purposive family leisure. Findings are presented from a qualitative study conducted with 21 adults and children in four families (nuclear, same-sex, single parent, blended) which identify discursive constructions of family leisure time, health and risk. Three key themes were identified within the family leisure repertories that included, tensions between purposive health and leisure goals, the importance of emotional relationships and the calculation of risk and benefit. The effect of class, gender and sexuality was also evident in different family constructions of leisure meanings, opportunity and ability to respond to the individualised responsibility inherent in healthy lifestyle policy. Our critical engagement with healthy lifestyle discourses opens up a range of issues for leisure research, policy and provision that embraces a more complex understanding of the social forces shaping family wellbeing.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent118238 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studiesen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.anzals.org.au/journal/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom151en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto171en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAnnals of Leisure Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchRecreation, Leisure and Tourism Geographyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160402en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160899en_US
dc.titleNegotiating the policy imperative to be healthy: Australian family repertoires of risk, leisure, and healthy lifestylesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Australian & New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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