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dc.contributor.advisorJones, Robyn
dc.contributor.advisorPotrac, Paul
dc.contributor.authorHaleem, Hussainen_NZ
dc.identifier.citationHaleem, H. (2006). Running in pain : an autoethnography of power, coercion and injury in coach-athlete relationship (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago. Retrieved from
dc.description.abstractThis autoethnographic study investigates the emotional and social dimensions of a coaching relationship from the athlete's perspective. Autoethnography is an approach that draws on highly personalised biographical accounts in which authors tell stories about their lived experiences (Ellis Bochner, 2000; Richardson, 2000) in order to place the "self within a social context" (Reed-Danahay, 1997, p. 9). Consequently, through the analysis of my memories and ethnographic notes, I analyse my experiences as an Olympic marathon runner and, in particular, the challenges I faced with my coach. In the process of investigating the emotional and social dimensions of the coaching process (which I have divided into three phases), I focus specifically on the creation of (1) my 'athletic identity', (2) the power relationship that developed between my coach and myself and, (3) my early retirement from running. In order to make sense of my experiences, I draw upon theories of identity (e.g. Bradley, 1996), Foucauldian concepts on 'power' (e.g. Foucault, 1980), and the literature addressing 'premature retirement' (e.g. Sparkes 1996; 2000). Finally, a conclusion summarises the main points made in addition to outlining their implications for further coaching research and practice.en_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
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dc.subjectcoach-athlete relationshipsen_NZ
dc.subjectrunning injuriesen_NZ
dc.subjectsports medicineen_NZ
dc.titleRunning in pain : an autoethnography of power, coercion and injury in coach-athlete relationshipen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ of Physical Educationen_NZ of Philosophyen_NZ of Otagoen_NZ Thesesen_NZ
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