Noortje van Amsterdam
Utrecht University
Embodied cognitionGender studiesSociologyPedagogySocial psychology
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Publications 11
#1Mie Plotnikof (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 1
Last. Banu Ozkazanc-Pan (Brown University)H-Index: 9
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#1Suzanne Schrijnder (VU: Victoria University, Australia)
#2Noortje van Amsterdam (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 5
Last. Fiona McLachlan (VU: Victoria University, Australia)H-Index: 3
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CrossFit is a relatively new fitness movement/sport, where women and men train together in the same space, performing the same athletic movements and gender equality is celebrated in CrossFit marke...
#1N. van AmsterdamH-Index: 1
Last. Dide van EckH-Index: 1
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This paper offers a new materialist perspective on processes of inclusion and exclusion in the professional lives of women who identify as fat. Contemporary ideas about health, size and productivity have resulted in a dominant assumption that a legitimate corporate body needs to be slender - or at least not fat. However, how fat employees are included and excluded in their everyday work context remains understudied. Adopting a new materialist analytical lens, we argue that the fat body is given ...
#1Noortje van Amsterdam (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 5
#2Dide van Eck (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 1
Abstract This study explores how fat female employees engage in identity work to manage stigmatizing expectations grounded in healthism and obesity discourse that construct fat people as unhealthy, stupid, unprofessional, and lazy. We interviewed 22 women who self-identified as fat, full-figured or obese. Our analysis reveals how our participants engaged in identity work strategies in order to project a professional appearance and highlight their work performances. Many strategies reproduced dom...
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#2Rens Peeters (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 2
Last. Noortje van Amsterdam (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 5
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Earlier research has shown how football media use specific racial/ethnic stereotypes, thereby reinforcing certain hierarchies along the lines of race and ethnicity. We use a cultural studies perspe...
#1Noortje van Amsterdam (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 5
#2Annelies Knoppers (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 21
In this article, we use the notion of “biopedagogical practices” to explore how Dutch youth respond to health messages that focus on body weight. Previous studies suggest that such health messages encourage body dissatisfaction in youth. Few studies, however, focus on the local/cultural specificity of youth’s responses to these biopedagogical practices. In this article, we address questions about the re-interpretation of and resistance to health messages that Dutch youth engage in and how these ...
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#1Noortje van Amsterdam (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 5
#2Inge Claringbould (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 9
Last. Annelies Knoppers (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 21
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Bodies are always present in organizations, yet they frequently remain unacknowledged or invisible including in sport organizations and sport management research. We therefore argue for an embodied turn in sport management research. The purpose of this article is to present possible reasons why scholars have rarely paid attention to bodies in sport organizations; to offer arguments why they should do so; and to give suggestions for what scholarship on bodies and embodiment might look like using ...
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In this paper, I present an autoethnographic story about my experiences of expressing breast milk at a Dutch university department. My story illustrates how interrelated and conflicting discourses about gender, motherhood, breastfeeding, embodiment and professionalism raised issues about (in)visibility, embodied control, spatiality and discipline of my body and shaped my experience as a newly maternal employee. This paper thus aims to include bodies and embodied experiences in organization studi...
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#1Noortje van Amsterdam (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 5
#2Annelies Knoppers (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 21
Last. Marian J. Jongmans (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 35
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In this paper, we explore how physically disabled youth who participate in mainstream education discursively construct and position themselves in relation to dominant discourses about sport and physicality that mark their bodies as ‘abnormal’ and ‘deviant’. We employ a feminist poststructuralist perspective to analyze the narratives about sport, physical education (PE), the body and self of four physically disabled Dutch youngsters. Our results indicate that although dominant societal discourses...
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This article aims to claim ‘body size’ as an increasingly important axis of signification. It draws on research from various disciplines to present an exploratory overview of the different ways in ...
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