In this chapter we assert the need for a transformative approach to conducting research on sport. The transformative approach, which we call Critical Proactivism, insists upon the scholar taking an active political stance in conducting research with an explicit purpose for attempting to transform sport and the ways knowledge is produced about sport. We argue in this chapter, and introduce the various ways the contributors to this volume demonstrate, that it is not enough to call for change within sport, but efforts to transform the very power relations and institutional structures of sport.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices and Structures
EditorsThomas Carter, Daniel Burdsey, Mark Doidge
Place of PublicationAbingdon
ISBN (Print)9781138052246
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices and Structures on 30/01/2018, available online: http://www.routledge.com/Transforming-Sport-Knowledges-Practices-Structures/Carter-Burdsey-Doidge/p/book/9781138052246


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