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ERIC Number: EJ1022804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
Further Thoughts on the Writing of Stories: A Response to Michael Gard and Ian Wellard
Gilbourne, David; Jones, Robyn
Sport, Education and Society, v19 n1 p105-111 2014
In his most recent piece (Gilbourne et al., 2011) and in the present article, the author revisits the notion of "caring" in applied sport psychology, offering readers the chance to wonder how a word misplaced or a gesture of casual indifference might cause lasting damage. As in his recent book, "Critical Essays in Sport Psychology" (Gilbourne & Anderson, 2011), he further engages in the caring-in-practice debate, challenging, in the process, the rhetoric of the mental toughness agenda. In this article, he brings the past together with the present, and realizes that academic writing and the subsequent review agenda reminds him (sometimes) that being tough is not just a sporty thing and telling others that you feel less than strong isn't easy. In searching for an "ending" to bring closure to his essay and the exchanges that have followed, he returns to the notion that peer review writing and associated public critiques are also acts of practice while reflecting on the criticisms and reviews he received towards his work "Travel Writer." In the second half of this article, co-author Robyn Jones provides her response to Gard and Weller's critique. After addressing a number of points made by both Wellard and Jones respectively, she reasserts the belief held by Gilbourne and herself that imagination and creative thinking is the most powerful and energetic learning tool and explains that "Travel Writer" was an attempt to engage this imagination in a critical manner; to see the connections between social actors, to "decode a culture" which is situationally embedded and to consider social change by "imagining alternative futures" (Hatchen, 2001). The hope, in writing "Travel Writer," was to encourage a critical consciousness in readers, particularly of the dangers related to sitting on the sidelines, of living "apolitical" lives.
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Language: English
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