A Field Studies Project in a City Health and Leisure Club

in Sociology of Sport Journal
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In recent publications of Featherstone (1982) and Orbach (1985) it is claimed that women are concerned with attaining and displaying the ideal outer body image, and with taking responsibility for maintaining their inner body health. This project examines the extent to which women involved in regular attendance at aerobic exercise sessions at a city health and leisure club perceived their participation in terms of these foreshadowed issues. Methodologically, it draws upon two techniques from the field-studies approach to social investigation. A participant observation program was carried out and a specific interview technique was used. Through the subsequent theory/data dialogue, the extent to which these foreshadowed issues and others emerged as significant is considered.

Direct all correspondence to Bede Redican, Department of Physical Education, Newman and Westhill Colleges, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 3NT England.
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