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ERIC Number: EJ1033972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Complementary Kinesiology: Why It Is Not Wise to Choose Sides or Work Alone
Kretchmar, Scott
Quest, v66 n3 p249-262 2014
In this essay I argue in favor of a holistic vision for our field under the heading of complementary kinesiology. I argue that battles over reified dichotomies and even compromise solutions have impeded our progress as a profession. I describe the theory of complementation as an alternative. I say it is a strange and paradoxical way of conceptualizing our values and our direction, one that is difficult to grasp intellectually. But I also suggest that it helps us see how and why there really are no "sides" in our profession and why "working alone" is not a viable option. I argue that complementation will allow us to be a more flexible, effective, and otherwise smarter field. Thus, I conclude that any difficulties inherent in understanding complementation are well worth the effort.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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