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ERIC Number: EJ909657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Challenging the Sports-Industrial Complex: Human Sciences, Advocacy and Service
Maguire, Joseph
European Physical Education Review, v10 n3 p299-322 Oct 2004
This article is an attempt to provide an alternative view of sports science and future sport worlds. For reasons to do with fundamental science, involved advocacy and committed service, and in a period of intensified globalization, it is necessary to reconfigure the nature and scope of teaching and research within the subdiscipline of sports sciences. However, just as the military-industrial complex dominates aspects of broader global processes, and of the academy in particular, advocates of the sports-industrial complex may well seek to thwart such alternative possibilities. As a result, the role of academics will be confined to the production of world and Olympic medals--sports scientists will be the technicians, and student-athletes the cogs, in the machine. In contrast to the performance efficiency ethos, a human development model is advocated. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom