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Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

About the Series

From ethnography and narrative inquiry to participatory action research and digital methods, feminist and poststructural theory to new materialism and onto-epistemologies, serious conversations about the practices, politics and philosophies of qualitative inquiry have never been stronger or more abundant in the field of sport, exercise and health. At the same time, the growth of new critical methodologies has opened up interdisciplinary space for sustained engagement with provocative questions over evidence, knowledge, and research practices. The Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity series is the first of its kind within the field that has as its mandate the necessary advancement of qualitative methodologies and their intersection with theory and practice. Books in the series will develop new and innovative methodologies, serve as ‘how-to’ guides for conducting research, and present empirical research findings. It will serve the growing number of students and academics who promote and utilize qualitative inquiry in university courses, research, and applied practice.

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Creative Nonfiction in Sport and Exercise Research

Creative Nonfiction in Sport and Exercise Research

1st Edition


Edited By Francesca Cavallerio
November 12, 2021

Academics around the world recognise the effectiveness of storytelling as a way to engage audiences in conversations, raising awareness of issues, and encouraging change. Stories are now seen as the best medium to convey information to diverse audiences. This book explores a novel approach to ...

Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body Theory, Method and Praxis

Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body: Theory, Method and Praxis

1st Edition

Edited By Michael D. Giardina, Michele K. Donnelly
June 07, 2019

The corporeal turn toward critical, empirically grounded studies of the body is transforming the way we research physical culture, most evidently in the study of sport. This book brings together original insights on contemporary physical culture from key figures working in a variety of disciplines,...

Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

1st Edition

Edited By Andrea Bundon
October 26, 2017

Twitter, Facebook, online forums, blogs and websites – scholars are increasingly turning to digital sources to study sport and physical activity. These platforms have generated new digital content ripe for analysis and are making it possible to investigate communities that were previously ...

Sport, Politics and the Charity Industry Running for Water

Sport, Politics and the Charity Industry: Running for Water

1st Edition

By Kyle Bunds
September 07, 2017

Sport is commonly used by charities and philanthropic organisations as a way of acquiring donors and fundraisers. In this ground-breaking study, Kyle Bunds examines the nexus of sport, politics and the charity industry through an investigation of water development agencies that raise funds in the ...

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