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Qualitative Methods in Sports Studies


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1. Encountering the Field: Sports Studies Qualitative Research Michael L. Silk (University of Maryland), David L. Andrews (University of Maryland) Daniel S. Mason (University of Alberta) 2. Methodological Contingencies in Contextual Sport Studies Samantha King (Queen's University) 3. The Socio-Historical Process in Sports Studies David Wiggins (George Mason University) Daniel S. Mason (University of Alberta) 4. Sporting Ethnography - Philosophy, Methodology Reflection Michael Silk (University of Maryland) 5. The Art of Interviewing for Case Study Research John Amis (University of Memphis) 6. Qualitative Methods in Sport-Media Studies Darcy Plymire (Towson University) 7. Sport and the Personal Narrative Pirkko Markula (Exeter University) Jim Denison (University of Bath) 8. Performed Ethnography Heather Sykes (OISE, University of Toronto), Jennifer Chapman (Albion College) Anne Swedberg (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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Also available in hardback, 9781859737842 GBP50.00 (September, 2005)

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David L. Andrews is Associate Professor of Sport and Cultural Studies, University of Maryland. Daniel S. Mason is Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta. Michael L. Silk is Assistant Professor, Sport, Commerce and Culture, University of Maryland.


'Essential reading for teachers and students working in the social scientific and humanistic study of sports. The dazzling array of essays in this book cleverly combine to act as both a critique and a guide.' John Bale, Keele University

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