Driven by a desire to interrogate and articulate the role and place of the body in the study of sport, this paper encourages those who are incited by a richer understanding of the physical to expand and elaborate upon the fleshy figuration that guides the research projects and practices/strategies of the present. This call for papers is an opportunity to unpack the methodological impetus of ‘body work’ (Giardina & Newman, 2011a) and to locate it within the nexus of dialogues that expressly seek to re-engage an eclectic body politic at precisely the time when the body is a site of continuous scrutinising and scientific confession. As researchers we grapple with and problematize method(ologies) in light of the conjunctural demands placed upon our scholarship and so I reflect on a recently conducted project and the methodological moments that it brought to light. Conceptualized in terms of a physical performative pedagogy of subjectivity, I tentatively forward a discussion of what moving methods might look and feel like and thus I question why, when we research into physical, sporting, (in)active experiences, do we refrain from putting the body to work? Why do we not theorise the body through the moving body?
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Sociology of Sport Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- research methods