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ERIC Number: EJ1084958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
Social Theory and Narrative Research: A Point of View
Denison, Jim
Sport, Education and Society, v21 n1 p7-10 2016
In this short essay, I explore in a narrative style the following question: do narrative analyses of sport and exercise need to engage more fully with social theory in order to become more forceful in their arguments? More specifically, to have real impact, and to achieve what we are especially trained to do as qualitative social scientists, should our research narratives examine more explicitly--less showing and more telling--the complex relations of power that circulate in and around our topics? It is my aim in this commentary to stake out a position for narrative research that goes beyond modernist representational traditions in order to problematize our understanding of ourselves and others as active moving bodies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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