Sports Coaching Research

Context, Consequences, and Consciousness

By Anthony Bush, Michael Silk, David Andrews, Hugh Lauder

© 2013 – Routledge

178 pages

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

Anthony Bush is Lecturer in Sports Studies, Education and Coaching in the Department of Education at the University of Bath.

Michael Silk is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Bath.

Hugh Lauder is Professor of Education and Political Economy and Head of Policy and Management (PM) Research Group in the Department of Education at the University of Bath.

David Andrews is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland at College Park.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Physical Education
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports