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Athlete, anthropologist and advocate: moving towards a lifeworld where difference is celebrated

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posted on 06.04.2018 by David Howe
This paper is a call to scholars working within the sport studies researching the Paralympic communitas, to embrace the use of reflexive ethnography. The nature of ethnographic research places the social scientist in a privileged position. On the one hand there is a need to transfer knowledge to the academic community but on the other this should not occur as a result of the exploitation of the people under investigation. Using a reflexive historical ethnographic vignette as a starting point this paper highlights how our past embodied interactions, with the lifeworld can impact upon the shape and colour of the lens in which we view it. Ultimately this paper argues that by adopting a phenomenological stance we can gain a better understanding of the degree to our body as a vessel for data collection can enhance our understand of the cultural milieu surrounding the Paralympic movement.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Sport in Society

Pages

1 - 11

Citation

HOWE, P.D., 2017. Athlete, anthropologist and advocate: moving towards a lifeworld where difference is celebrated. Sport in Society, 21(4), pp. 678-688.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2017

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sport in Society on 19 January 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17430437.2016.1273628.

ISSN

1743-0437

eISSN

1743-0445

Language

en

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