On-line coaching paper available: shameless self-promo

Apologies in advance, but ignore this post if you’re not interested in anthropology. I just had a paper come out in an online conference proceedings, and I don’t think it’s going to get too much notice unless I do a bit of self promotion. So, at the risk of being accused of narcism (or worse), I’ll just post a brief notice and link to the paper:


Greg Downey. 2008. Coaches as Phenomenologists: Para-Ethnographic Work in Sport. In Being There: After — Proceedings of the 2006 Conference of the Australasian Association for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Edited by Ian Maxwell. ISBN 978-1-74210-012-8.

From the first link, you can download a .pdf of my presentation, which doesn’t really deal with the neuroanthropological dimensions of coaching (I have one of those coming out by the end of June, which I’ll also link to). But it does deal with the issues of skill acquisition and bodily enculturation, especially in the field of sport, which regular readers know is my particular area of research interest.

(Note: There’s still some bugs in the links to all the papers, but you can get to the abstracts if you just search for the author’s name or keyword.)

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