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Social Justice Through Sport and Exercise Studies: A Manifesto

Adamson, B., Adamson, M., Clarke, C., Richardson, Emma ORCID: and Sydnor, S. (2022) Social Justice Through Sport and Exercise Studies: A Manifesto. Journal of Sport and Social Issues. ISSN Print 0193-7235 Online 1522-7638

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This manifesto reimagines social justice in physical cultural studies by renaming, broadening, and building new characterizations of the body, dis/ability, mental health, exercise, social oppression, and sport. We problematize embedded ‘myths’ in exercise and sports studies scholarship for purposes of informing praxis-based research, and emancipatory practical agendas. These ‘myths’ include the embodied tragedy myth, the myth of bodily control, the sport for peace/development myth, the exercise is medicine myth, the healthism and exercise myth, the compulsory ablemindedness and exercise myth, and the exercise is cost-effective myth. Using intersecting and diverging theories, we propose new ways of knowing these taken for granted notions to springboard a new, socially just, emancipatory approach to research and practice.

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This manuscript has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Sport and Social Issues (SAGE Publishing). Reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: social justice, disability, mental health, sport psychology, exercise psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Emma Richardson
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2022 08:30
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 11:41

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