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‘Handshakes, BBQs, and bullets’: self-interest, shame and regret in football coaching (2012)
Journal Article
Potrac, P., Jones, R., Gilbourne, D., & Nelson, L. (2012). ‘Handshakes, BBQs, and bullets’: self-interest, shame and regret in football coaching. Sports Coaching Review, 1(2), (79-92). doi:10.1080/21640629.2013.768418. ISSN 2164-0629

This autoethnographic story explores the competitive, calculating, and often uncaring world of performance football coaching. Particular attention is given to the dilemmas I (the first author) faced, the choices I made, and the consequences of my act... Read More

Contemplations on sport, complexity, ages of being and practice (2012)
Journal Article
Gilbourne, D. (2012). Contemplations on sport, complexity, ages of being and practice. Sports Coaching Review, 1(1), (4-16). doi:10.1080/21640629.2012.689491. ISSN 2164-0629

From my experience of working alongside coaches, I would say that they are complexpeople. The people they coach are complex too. In the present paper, I considercomplexity as an underlying dynamic to (coaching) practice, something that might beunders... Read More

Applied utility and the auto-ethnographic short story: persuasions for, and illustrations of, writing critical social science (2011)
Journal Article
Gilbourne, D., Jones, R., & Jordon, S. (2014). Applied utility and the auto-ethnographic short story: persuasions for, and illustrations of, writing critical social science. Sport, Education and Society, 19(1), (80-92). doi:10.1080/13573322.2011.632405. ISSN 1357-3322

In some quarters it is argued that, narrative researchers might be classified as being either story-analysts or storytellers. They go on to suggest that one feature of storytellers is that they undertake a form of analysis as the process of writing u... Read More

Aspiration, inspiration and illustration: initiating debate on reflective practice writing (2010)
Journal Article
Gilbourne, D., & Knowles, Z. (2010). Aspiration, inspiration and illustration: initiating debate on reflective practice writing. Sport Psychologist, 24(4), (504-520). doi:10.1123/tsp.24.4.504. ISSN 0888-4781

The present article contemplates the future of reflective practice in the domain of applied sport psychology and, in so doing, seeks to engender further critical debate and comment. More specifically, the discussion to follow revisits the topic of 'r... Read More

"Edge of darkness" and "Just in Time": Two cautionary tales, two styles, one story (2010)
Journal Article
Gilbourne, D. (2010). "Edge of darkness" and "Just in Time": Two cautionary tales, two styles, one story. Qualitative Inquiry, 16(5), (325-331). doi:10.1177/1077800409358866. ISSN 1077-8004

"Edge of Darkness" is an autoethnographic tale punctuated in places with extracts from an autoethnographic poetic monologue "Just in Time." Both explore elements of one life by focusing on different issues and settings, chart the slow decline of well... Read More