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Still Playing Together(?): A Recall to Physical Education and Sport History Intersections

Kohe, Geoff (2015) Still Playing Together(?): A Recall to Physical Education and Sport History Intersections. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 32 (15). pp. 1745-1749. ISSN 0952-3367. (doi:10.1080/09523367.2015.1098622) (KAR id:66750)


As academic disciplines, Physical Education and Sport History share interests in performance, participation, physique and the politics of corporeal praxis. Engendering unity between the two disciplines, however, has not been without concern. Scholars working within (and across) both fields have highlighted how the potential for shared knowledge production and meaning making has been, to a degree, stymied by epistemological and methodological criticism and trepidation. Issues over contextualization, rigour, narrative schemas, conceptualizations of the body, and notions of agency and power still, in particular, constrain our current educational and historical readings and renderings of physical culture(s). Scholarly schisms and methodological differences can be overcome, however, and need not prohibit disciplinary collaborations that might better address prevailing ethical questions and affect political cause; vis-à-vis the body, the physical and sport. This brief piece is, consequently, recourse to the scholarly symbiosis between Physical Education and Sport History and echoes the encouragement of our earlier colleagues to play, inquire, create and produce together.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09523367.2015.1098622
Uncontrolled keywords: physical education, sport history, the body, context
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Geoffery Kohe
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 09:46 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:54 UTC
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