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Reading John Grisham’s Bleachers with Foucault: Lessons for sports retirement (2019)
Journal Article
Jones Jonzon, L. (in press). Reading John Grisham’s Bleachers with Foucault: Lessons for sports retirement. Sports Coaching Review, https://doi.org/10.1080/21640629.2019.1603042

This paper explores how a sociological reading of John Grisham’s (2003) short work of fiction Bleachers can shed light on the complexities of the coaching and sports retirement processes. The aim of this paper was to explore the “sociological insight... Read More

Soccer academy players' experiences of GPS surveillance (2019)
Journal Article
Jones, L. (2019). Soccer academy players' experiences of GPS surveillance. Journal of Athlete Development and Experience, 1(1), https://doi.org/10.25035/jade.01.01.04

Conventional wisdom dictates that the use of GPS surveillance technology in sport to assist athletic performance is an overwhelmingly positive phenomenon. Specifically, the health and performance benefits of the application of GPS and surveillance te... Read More

Surveillance technologies as instruments of discipline in the elite sports coaching context: a cautionary post-structural commentary (2016)
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Jones, L., & Toner, J. Surveillance technologies as instruments of discipline in the elite sports coaching context: a cautionary post-structural commentary. Sensoria : a journal of mind, brain and culture, 12(2), 13-21. https://doi.org/10.7790/sa.v12i2.439

The use of surveillance technologies as tools to encourage performance enhancement has become an accepted component of elite coaching. Those from the communities of sports physiology, psychology and biomechanics who promote the application of surveil... Read More

Health and well-being implications surrounding the use of wearable GPS devices in professional rugby league: A Foucauldian disciplinary analysis of the normalised use of a common surveillance aid (2016)
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Jones, L., Marshall, P., & Denison, J. (2016). Health and well-being implications surrounding the use of wearable GPS devices in professional rugby league: A Foucauldian disciplinary analysis of the normalised use of a common surveillance aid. Performance enhancement & health, 5(2), 38-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2016.09.001

Wearable GPS tracking devices have become commonplace coaching aids across professional field sports to enhance sports performances and reduce injury rates, despite the implications of the technology being poorly understood. This study looked at how... Read More

An elite hockey player's experiences of video-based coaching: A poststructuralist reading (2016)
Journal Article
Taylor, W. G., Potrac, P., Nelson, L. J., Jones, L., & Groom, R. (2017). An elite hockey player's experiences of video-based coaching: A poststructuralist reading. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 52(1), 112-125. https://doi.org/10.1177/1012690215576102

In this article, we present a poststructuralist reading of Claire’s (a pseudonym) experiences of receiving video-based coaching in elite level field hockey. Data were gathered through a series of in-depth interviews that formed part of a recursive an... Read More

Challenge and relief : a Foucauldian disciplinary analysis of retirement from professional association football in the United Kingdom (2016)
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Jones, L., & Denison, J. (2017). Challenge and relief : a Foucauldian disciplinary analysis of retirement from professional association football in the United Kingdom. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 52(8), 924-939. https://doi.org/10.1177/1012690215625348

The aim of this study was to consider the retirement experiences of British male professional Association footballers by utilising Foucault’s (1991) analysis of discipline discussed in Discipline and Punish: the Birth of the Prison. Specifically, we... Read More

Bodily crises in skilled performance: Considering the need for artistic habits (2015)
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Toner, J., Jones, L., & Moran, A. (2016). Bodily crises in skilled performance: Considering the need for artistic habits. Performance enhancement & health, 4(1-2), 50-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2015.10.001

Empirical evidence demonstrates that performing artists are confronted by a variety of ‘bodily crises’ (e.g., injury, attrition of habits induced by ageing) over the course of their careers (Wainwright, Williams, & Turner, 2005). Such crises may pres... Read More