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dc.contributor.authorThompson, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorPotrac, Paul
dc.contributor.authorJones, Robyn
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T07:23:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-11T07:23:56Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationThompson, A., Potrac, P. and Jones, R. (2015) '‘I found out the hard way’: micro-political workings in professional football', Sport, Education and Society, 20 (8), pp.976-994en_US
dc.identifier.issn1357-3322
dc.identifier.issn1357-3322 (ESSN)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/8450
dc.descriptionThis article was published in Sport, Education and Society in December 2013 (online), available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2013.862786en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the micro-political experiences of Adam (a pseudonym), a newly appointed fitness coach at a Football Association Premier League Club, in his search for acceptance by senior colleagues. Data were collected through a series of in-depth, semi-structured interviews, before being subject to a process of inductive analysis. Goffman’s (1959, 1963) writings on impression management and stigma, Ball’s (1987) micro-political perspective, and Garfinkel’s (1967) notion of status degradation are primarily utilised to make sense of Adam’s perceptions and actions. The findings point to the value of developing coaches’ micro-political understandings, and of including their formal facilitation within given professional preparation programmes. Doing so, it is argued, would better equip coaches for the problematic realities of their practice.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSport, Education and Society;
dc.subjectImpression management; micro-politics; sports coaching; stigmaen_US
dc.subjectprofessional footballen_US
dc.title‘I found out the hard way’: Micro-political workings in professional footballen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2013.862786
dcterms.dateAccepted2013-03-10
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-05-11
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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