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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 1745-1749

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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.

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Published in Special Issue: Methodology in Sports History.
This is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The International Journal of the History of Sport on 28th October 2015, available online:

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: physical education, sport history, the body, context
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2016 09:25
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:09

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