Reflexive methodologies: An autoethnography of the gendered performance of sport/management

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Title Reflexive methodologies: An autoethnography of the gendered performance of sport/management
Author Fleming, Charmaine Elizabeth; Fullagar, Simone Patricia
Journal Name Annals of Leisure Research
Editor Richard Pringle & Ruth Sibson
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies
Abstract Autoethnography has emerged as a relatively new methodological approach within the fields of leisure, sport and tourism studies and more broadly within the social sciences. As a reflexive methodology it offers the beginning and experienced researcher a means of critically exploring the social forces that have shaped their own involvement in leisure practices and subsequent professional careers. In this article we discuss the significance of autoethnography as it was utilised by the first author in her student research on women's participation in cricket and the management dilemmas within this sport. The process involved recollecting, writing and re-reading experiences in light of feminist theories that explore the performance of gender through sport. The second author's involvement in the project is discussed in terms of the relational, supervisory context that can foster writing of the self into research within honours and post-graduate programs. In this way the writing practices that mediate knowledge produced about leisure or sport are made transparent and foregrounded within the research process itself. The autoethnographic approach used in this article contributes to the emergent methodological literature that embraces the textual or narrative turn within qualitative studies of leisure and sport.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.staff.vu.edu.au/anzals/ANZALS-Leisure-journal.htm
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Australia and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link to access the publisher's website.
Volume 10
Issue Number 3 & 4
Page from 238
Page to 256
ISSN 1174-5398
Date Accessioned 2008-03-07
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Recreation and Leisure Studies; Sociology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18851
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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