unit 3 discussion 8


The discussion groups serve as the main form of communication and collective learning in this course. You have been assigned to a discussion group and you will learn together throughout the course. The purpose of the boards is to respond and ask questions about the readings with your classmates. If you quote the readings, please use proper citation.


After reading the required selections, please post a response and follow up question to the group thread. You can respond to more than one question and questions should only be a guide to the conversation not required questions to be answered in essay form.

Guiding Questions:

  1. What are the long-term implications of these lessons for boys’ and girls’ identities and performance in schools?
  2. What do the authors mean by consuming culture and commodification of the body?
  3. Students often considered their unmedicated bodily states to be “normal” and natural, yet believed they needed medicine to perform academically because of their disorder. How did students negotiate this “paradox of medical control”?

Due Dates

  1. First post due 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, CT.
  2. Respond to one or more classmates by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, CT.
  3. Respond to two or more classmates by 11: 59, p.m., Sunday, CT.

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