This book raises critical questions about the explanatory framework guiding sports coaching research and presents a new conceptualization for research in the field. Through mapping and contextualizing sports coaching research within a corporatized higher education, the dominant or legitimate forms of sports coaching knowledge are problematized and a new vision of the field, which is socially and culturally responsive, communitarian and justice-oriented emerges.
1. Introduction 2. Towards a Corporate Culture in Higher Education 3. What is the Role of Academia Within the ‘McUniversity’? 4. Conjunctural History of the Sports Coaching Present 5. A Brief Genealogy of Cultural Studies and Sport, Physical Cultural Studies, and the McUniversity 6. An Evolving Criticality in Sports Coaching Research 7. Conclusion and Contextual and Conceptual Challenges to PPB