Intention and epochē in tension: autophenomenography, bracketing and a novel approach to researching sporting embodiment

Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn (2011) Intention and epochē in tension: autophenomenography, bracketing and a novel approach to researching sporting embodiment. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health, 3 (1). pp. 48-62. ISSN 2159-676X

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Full text URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19398441.2010.541484

Abstract

This article considers a novel approach to researching sporting embodiment via what has been termed ‘autophenomenography’. Whilst having some similarities with autoethnography, autophenomenography provides a distinctive research form, located within phenomenology as theoretical and methodological tradition.
Its focus is upon the researcher’s own lived experience of a phenomenon or phenomena. This article examines some of the key elements of a sociological phenomenological approach to studying sporting embodiment in general before
portraying how autophenomenography was utilised specifically within two recent research projects on distance running. The thorny issues of epoche and bracketing within phenomenological and autophenomenographical research are addressed
and some practical suggestions tentatively posited.

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Additional Information:This article considers a novel approach to researching sporting embodiment via what has been termed ‘autophenomenography’. Whilst having some similarities with autoethnography, autophenomenography provides a distinctive research form, located within phenomenology as theoretical and methodological tradition. Its focus is upon the researcher’s own lived experience of a phenomenon or phenomena. This article examines some of the key elements of a sociological phenomenological approach to studying sporting embodiment in general before portraying how autophenomenography was utilised specifically within two recent research projects on distance running. The thorny issues of epoche and bracketing within phenomenological and autophenomenographical research are addressed and some practical suggestions tentatively posited.
Keywords:phenomenology, sporting embodiment, autophenomenography, sociological phenomenology, Merleau-Ponty, bracketing
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V540 Social Philosophy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:6209
Deposited By: Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson
Deposited On:20 Sep 2012 21:42
Last Modified:04 Dec 2013 20:53

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