The legitimacy of ethnographic film: literary thoughts and practical realities
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Despite the advent of qualitative means and methods within sports coaching research, it has recently been argued that such work remains relatively starved of contextual considerations (Jones, Edwards, & Viotto Filho, in press). The claim here relates to investigations being somewhat hollow in terms of appreciating the complexities and contestation of situated action (Jones, Bowes, & Kingston, 2010). This extends to more than a simple critique of reductionism (which has been done extensively elsewhere), to a critical appraisal of what often appears as ‘snapshot’ research. Consequently, although producing insightful, in-depth accounts of human organisations and subcultures has been sought, such work has largely ignored the social beyond the interactional. Notwithstanding a few exceptions (e.g., Cushion & Jones, 2006, 2014; Purdy & Jones, 2011), the production of context-rich ethnographic work into the social logic and enacted craft of sports coaching remains conspicuous by its absence.
Edwards, C. & Jones, R.L. (2016) 'The legitimacy of ethnographic film: literary thoughts and practical realities', In Molnar, G. & Purdy, L. (ed.s) Ethnographies in Sport and Exercise Research. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 155-164
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
- Sport Research Groups