Entering the field as a sports coordinator: Negotiating the micropolitics of the profession

Christensen, Erin & Rossi, Anthony (2014) Entering the field as a sports coordinator: Negotiating the micropolitics of the profession. In lisahunter, ., Smith, Wayne, & Emerald, Elke (Eds.) Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), London, pp. 92-100.

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The work of French sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu has been influential across a set of cognate disciplines that can be classified as physical culture studies. Concepts such as field, capital, habitus and symbolic violence have been used as theoretical tools by scholars and students looking to understand the nature and purpose of sport, leisure, physical education and human movement within wider society.

Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture is the first book to focus on the significance of Bourdieu’s work for, and in, physical culture. Bringing together the work of leading and emerging international researchers, it introduces the core concepts in Bourdieu’s thought and work, and presents a series of fascinating demonstrations of the application of his theory to physical culture studies. A concluding section discusses the inherent difficulties of choosing and using theory to understand the world around us. By providing an in-depth and multi-layered example of how theory can be used across the many and varied components of sport, leisure, physical education and human movement, this book should help all serious students and researchers in physical culture to better understand the importance of social theory in their work.

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ID Code: 85348
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: MIcroploitics, Sport, Physical Education
ISBN: 9780415829694
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy (130210)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2015 22:51
Last Modified: 29 May 2016 16:00

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