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Title: 'Doing coaching justice' : promoting a critical consciousness in sports coaching research
Author: Bush, Anthony J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2674 7495
Awarding Body: University of Bath
Current Institution: University of Bath
Date of Award: 2008
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This research enquiry is a positional paper that locates the context in which sports coaching research is undertaken. Embracing a physical cultural studies sensibility, the research enquiry raises critical questions about the explanatory framework guiding sports coaching research and presents a new conceptualisation for research in the ‘field’. Deploying the theory and method of articulation (Hall, 1996) and Foucault’s (1969) genealogical method, this research enquiry maps out the critical history of the sports coaching present through consideration of the social forces that comprise our conjunctural moment (Grossberg, 2006). By doing so, the impact of the liberal capitalist order prevalent in higher education in the United Kingdom – termed the ‘proto-fascist / pernicious present’ (Giroux, 2005a; Silk and Andrews, in press) – is unpacked. Within this context, the research enquiry explicates how these various social forces congeal at, meet at, and frame the practice of sports coaching research. Through mapping sports coaching research within a corporatised higher education, the dominant or legitimate forms of sports coaching knowledge are problematised.
Supervisor: Silk, Michael Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ed.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: pedagogy ; bricolage ; physical cultural studies ; sport ; coaching