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Monday, December 9, 2013

MPRC Seminar: The (In) Significance of Perceived Body Image on Physical Activity: The Importance of the Intersection of Race and Gender

Speaker: Rashawn Ray, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland About the Talk: Half of U.S. adults do not engage in the recommended amount of physical activity. Among whites, a higher social class leads to more physical activity. However, this pattern does not hold among blacks. This paper proposes that a key explanation for racial differences in physical activity centers on the effect of perceived body image on physical activity, particularly for black women. Black women, compared to White women, are more likely to perceive a larger body as healthy. {Will appear in FYI on Dec 5, 2013
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12:00 PM
End Time:
1:00 PM
Cole Student Activities Building
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Tiffany L Pittman MPRC 301-405-6403

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