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I Was His Litmus Test: An Autoethnographic Account of Being Groomed in Sport

Tanya R. Prewitt-White

. From the moment I learned of the allegations, I believed with certainty Coach was capable of molesting a young girl. Unbeknownst to my adult psyche, he had fine-tuned his grooming skills and worked on perfecting his sexual dishonor on my younger self. Authoethnographic Method In autoethnography, the

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The Philosophical Underpinning of Athlete Lifestyle Support: An Existential-Humanistic Perspective

Darren J. Devaney, Mark Stephen Nesti, Noora J. Ronkainen, Martin A. Littlewood, and David Richardson

acknowledge that this study also embraced elements of autoethnography, in that my practitioner reflections on providing support were important in answering the research question. Autoethnography, the study of one’s own culture and oneself as part of that culture, allows researchers to use their own

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Parent Well-Being Through Community Youth Sport: An Autoethnography of “Sideline” Participation

Katie E. Misener

myself via simultaneous participation. This autoethnography addresses a gap in the current literature by providing a self-reflexive view of the link between the youth sport environment and parent well-being. The article concludes with a discussion of potential future directions for transformative sport

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“Rocked by Racism”: A Confessional Tale From a Trainee Practitioner Following a Racism Scandal at an Elite Youth Soccer Academy

David Price, Christopher R.D. Wagstaff, and Alessandro Quartiroli

support offered lasted for approximately 6 months before my departure from the club. What follows, is an autoethnography presented as a confessional tale of my experiences as a trainee practitioner when facing the complexities and challenges of this racism incident. Autoethnographies are a type of

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Autoethnography and Narratives of Self: Reflections on Criteria in Action

Andrew C. Sparkes

A small number of sociologists of sport have opted to produce what have been defined as autoethnographies or narratives of self. These are highly personalized accounts that draw upon the experiences of the author/researcher for the purposes of extending sociological understanding. Such work is located at the boundaries of disciplinary practices and raises questions as to what constitutes proper research. In this paper, I explore this issue by focusing upon the criteria used by various audiences to pass judgment on an autoethnography/narrative of self that I submitted to, and eventually had published, in a leading journal. The problems of having inappropriate criteria applied to this work are considered, and the charge of self-indulgence as a regulatory mechanism is discussed. Reactions to a more trusting tale are then used to signal various criteria that might be more relevant to passing judgment upon this kind of tale in the future.

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Re-Immersing Into Elite Swimming Culture: A Meta-Autoethnography by a Former Elite Swimmer

Jenny McMahon and Kerry McGannon

This paper presents two meta-autoethnographies written by a former elite swimmer. In the first metaautoethnography, the swimmer revealed doubts in relation to details, emotions and inner-thoughts that she had included in her historical autoethnographic work. As a means of sorting and pondering these tensions and uncertainties, the swimmer explored cultural re-immersion as a possible additional element in the metaautoethnographic process. The second meta-autoethnography centers on the swimmer’s re-immersion into elite swimming culture. It was revealed how cultural re-immersion enabled the swimmer to better reflect on her historical autoethnographic work by providing a more conscientized, rational and reflexive voice. This research highlights how cultural re-immersion should be considered as an additional element in the metaautoethnographic process as it benefits both the author and also audience.

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The Volunteer Experience in a Para-Sport Event: An Autoethnography

Erik L. Lachance and Milena M. Parent

(autoethnography) to answer the need for more in-depth understanding of the subjectivist nature of volunteer experiences in (para-)sport events, providing an additional methodological approach in doing so. To date, (auto)ethnographies have been used in the field of sport management to investigate topics related to

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“The Most Evil Thing About College Sports”: The 1-Year Scholarship and a Former NCAA Athlete’s Personal Narrative

Karen L. Hartman

This autoethnographic account analyzes the culture of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), its rules, and the 1-year scholarship through a personal narrative of the author’s experience as a Division I basketball player who had her 1-year scholarship revoked before her senior year. The author seeks to provide a voice of resistance through an experience few have access to, as well as respond to calls for more communication scholars to use personal narrative research in sport. This scholarly commentary concludes with recommendations to change the culture of the NCAA to make it more amenable to multiyear scholarships and student-athlete rights: Communication between the NCAA and institutional members must continue to advocate for student-athlete rights; if schools are not going to offer multiyear scholarships, the NCAA needs to change the deadline for when schools must notify of nonrenewal; and student-athletes need to be encouraged to join associations that support their rights.

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Problematizing the Pursuit of Personal Development and Performance Success: An Autoethnography of a Canadian Elite Youth Ice Hockey Coach

Cassidy Preston and Jessica Fraser-Thomas

.S. , & Bochner , A. ( 2000 ). Autoethnography, personal narrative, reflexivity: Researcher as subject . In N.K. Denzin & Y.S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research ( 2nd ed. , pp.  733 – 768 ). London, UK : Sage . Flett , M.R. , Gould , D. , Griffes , K.R. , & Lauer , L. ( 2013

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Alzheimer's: Cultivating Optimal Levels of Flow through Dance

Pamela A. Milchrist

An autoethnographic narrative is used to report qualitative changes in an Alzheimer's patient living in a home-care environment. The success of a simple dance activity that was used to cultivate an optimal level of flow between mother and daughter is described. Flow theory, although never mentioned, is implicit in the writing. Implications for future interventions with Alzheimer's patients by drawing on past-leamed neuromuscular patterns that elicit feelings of joy are suggested. Narrative is an evocative representation of positive interactions with Alzheimer's patients.