Dangerous liaisons: youth sport, citizenship and intergenerational mistrust

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604440
Title:
Dangerous liaisons: youth sport, citizenship and intergenerational mistrust
Authors:
Garratt, Dean; Piper, Heather
Abstract:
This paper reflects on and offers a critical analysis of the relationship between youth sport and citizenship development, in practice and in the UK policy context of sports coaching and physical education. While deploying data and insights from a recently completed research project in England, which identified substantial tensions in intergenerational relationships in sport and coaching, the argument and analysis also invokes wider international concerns and more generally applicable implications for policy and practice. Drawing heuristically upon the philosophy of Dewey (2007 [1916]), it is recognised that the concept of citizenship as a form of social practice should seek to encourage the development of complementary traits and dispositions in young people. To develop socially and educationally thus entails engagement in meaningful social and cultural activity, of which one potentially significant component is participation in youth sport, both within and outside formal education. However, it is argued that any confident assumption that sporting and coaching contexts will necessarily foster positive traits and dispositions in young people should be considered dubious and misplaced. Deploying a Lacanian (1981) perspective to interpret our data, we contend that ‘liaisons’ and interactions between coaches and young people are often treated suspiciously, and regarded as potentially ‘dangerous’.
Affiliation:
University of Chester and Manchester Metropolitan University
Citation:
Garratt, D., & Piper, H. (2016). Dangerous liaisons: youth sport, citizenship and intergenerational mistrust. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 8(1), 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2014.896390
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
Publication Date:
24-Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604440
DOI:
10.1080/19406940.2014.896390
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19406940.2014.896390?journalCode=risp20
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics on 24/3/2014, available online: DOI 10.1080/19406940.2014.896390
ISSN:
1940-6940
EISSN:
1940-6959
Appears in Collections:
Education

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dc.contributor.authorGarratt, Deanen
dc.contributor.authorPiper, Heatheren
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-05T09:06:10Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-05T09:06:10Zen
dc.date.issued2014-03-24en
dc.identifier.citationGarratt, D., & Piper, H. (2016). Dangerous liaisons: youth sport, citizenship and intergenerational mistrust. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 8(1), 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2014.896390en
dc.identifier.issn1940-6940en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/19406940.2014.896390en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/604440en
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics on 24/3/2014, available online: DOI 10.1080/19406940.2014.896390en
dc.description.abstractThis paper reflects on and offers a critical analysis of the relationship between youth sport and citizenship development, in practice and in the UK policy context of sports coaching and physical education. While deploying data and insights from a recently completed research project in England, which identified substantial tensions in intergenerational relationships in sport and coaching, the argument and analysis also invokes wider international concerns and more generally applicable implications for policy and practice. Drawing heuristically upon the philosophy of Dewey (2007 [1916]), it is recognised that the concept of citizenship as a form of social practice should seek to encourage the development of complementary traits and dispositions in young people. To develop socially and educationally thus entails engagement in meaningful social and cultural activity, of which one potentially significant component is participation in youth sport, both within and outside formal education. However, it is argued that any confident assumption that sporting and coaching contexts will necessarily foster positive traits and dispositions in young people should be considered dubious and misplaced. Deploying a Lacanian (1981) perspective to interpret our data, we contend that ‘liaisons’ and interactions between coaches and young people are often treated suspiciously, and regarded as potentially ‘dangerous’.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19406940.2014.896390?journalCode=risp20en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectpolicyen
dc.subjectsports coachingen
dc.subjectDeweyen
dc.subjectLacanen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.titleDangerous liaisons: youth sport, citizenship and intergenerational mistrusten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1940-6959en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester and Manchester Metropolitan Universityen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Sport Policy and Politicsen
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