’s role as a faculty member in higher education, and it heavily influenced my own career trajectory. I recall as a young boy asking Ron, a professor of philosophy, to explain the meaning of the word “philosophy.” With Ron and I both having careers in higher education, we frequently discussed the issues
Deborah Ann Butler
In this paper I ask how it is that women, despite being a significant part of the workforce in horseracing, are still only a minority of professional jockeys. I explore the relationship between social practices and the gender based inequalities and use Bourdieu’s concepts of field, capital and habitus to analyze its classed and gendered nature. I draw on an ethnographic study of a racing yard, focusing particularly on the experiences of Anne Dudley, one of my female interviewees, who, unusually, had ridden as a jockey. She typifies the ways in which women’s career trajectories within the racing field are shaped by access to physical and social capital. I argue that habitus can be used to illustrate how redirection(s) in practices or ideas are brought about within a patriarchal, masculine field of power.
Donald Getz and Aaron McConnell
This article seeks to advance theory pertaining to serious sport tourism, through the application of serious leisure and ego-involvement theory and the analysis of a survey of participants in the TransRockies Challenge mountain-bike event. Participants were questioned postevent about their motives, involvement in their sport, event-related travel, and destination and event preferences. Analysis revealed that most respondents were highly involved in competitive mountain biking, and were primarily motivated by self development through meeting a challenge. Many respondents also participated in a portfolio of other competitive sport events that provided similar personal rewards. Results suggest that many serious sport tourists develop travel careers centered on competitive events. A hypothetical framework for assessing six dimensions of event travel career trajectories is developed, leading to consideration of practical management implications and research needs.
Maureen P. Fitzgerald, Mary Ann D. Sagaria, and Barbara Nelson
This study used a sociological career trajectory model to examine the career patterns of 200 male and female NCAA Division I, II, and III athletic directors. A normative career pattern derived from the literature on athletic directors was posited to compare the histories of incumbent NCAA athletic directors (ADs). The actual career experiences of ADs challenged the norm of the posited five-position sequence that begins with collegiate athlete; progresses through high school coach, collegiate coach, and associate or assistant director; and culminates with athletic director. Competing as a collegiate athlete and coaching at the college level were the two most frequent experiences underpinning the AD position. Differences from the posited norms were most likely to be associated with directors of NCAA Division II and III institutions and with women.
broader migratory motivations and patterns, it is not clear how he engages with theoretical debate or conceptual frameworks located in the field of migration studies. An element that strengthens Curran’s study though is his player-centred analyses of players’ career trajectories: firstly, on their initial
A. Lamont Williams
their career trajectory. Aaron Wiggins, a basketball player at the University of Maryland, mentioned that, “Every guy in that locker room could probably tell you they looked up to Kobe [Bryant]” ( Maese & Boren, 2020 , quoted in para. 18). Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce spoke to the same theme
career can be viewed as an athletic career transition – one that causes a significant interruption to their career trajectory, bringing with it a unique set of demands that requires coping processes to allow a return to elite sport. Our qualitative investigation focuses on three successful Olympians who
Tarlan Chahardovali and Christopher M. McLeod
change in women’s professional sport. References Agergaard , S. , & Ungruhe , C. ( 2016 ). Ambivalent precarity: Career trajectories and temporalities in highly skilled sports labor migration from West Africa to Northern Europe . Anthropology of Work Review, 37 ( 2 ), 67 – 78 . https
Nicole M. LaVoi, Jennifer E. McGarry, and Leslee A. Fisher
—gendered systems influence women’s career trajectories and choices of women. Two of the articles addressed career pathways into and through women’s NCAA Division-I basketball. In Wasend and LaVoi’s article ( 2019 ), the power of same- versus cross-sex role models, a possible interpersonal-level support in the
Nancy I. Williams and Alan L. Smith
main workshop was preceded by two preworkshops focused on “Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention, and Career Trajectories” and “Facilitating and Highlighting Faculty and Student Research in Kinesiology.” Over 200 academic leaders from 86 institutions participated in these leadership gatherings. The