Whither (or Wither) the Humanities in Kinesiology?

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Jaime Schultz Department of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

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This article assesses the state of the humanities in kinesiology. Programs variously referred to as sport history, sport philosophy, physical culture studies, and physical cultural studies have become endangered species within the field. In response, I highlight several scholars who are, in their own ways, stewards of a humanities-centered, interdisciplinary approach to understanding human movement. In learning from their work, humanists must do more to save themselves from extinction.

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