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Research on the run: moving methods and the charity “thon”


Palmer, C, Research on the run: moving methods and the charity 'thon', Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body: Theory, Method and Praxis, Routledge, MD Giardina and MK Donnelly (ed), London, pp. 197 - 213. ISBN 9781138290068 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2018 Michael D. Giardina and Michele K. Donnelly

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As a growing body of research is attuned to, much of the sociology of sport and related fields such as physical cultural studies is given over to studying active and inactive bodies; that is, to understanding, analyzing and problematising bodies that move in ways that challenge and contest the dominant, taken-forgranted orthodoxies within which movement and embodiment are more typically thought about (Hanold 2010; Francombe, 2013; Markula, 2015). This shared quest to treat human movement as a critical scholarly endeavor has given rise to new methodological and theoretical traditions, notably an interest in embodiment and in more engaged methods such as auto-ethnography and the use of visual techniques to capture aspects of the social and sporting worlds under study.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:charity run, sociology of sport, human movement, fundraising event
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban sociology and community studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Palmer, C (Professor Catherine Palmer)
ID Code:122488
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-11-16
Last Modified:2018-11-30

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