Physical Activity Researcher

Questioning Culture and Meaning in Sport – Dr Michael McDougall (Pt1) – Meaningful Sport Series

September 15, 2020

We cannot create meaning out of nowhere, but we always depend on culture to provide us with a horizon of significance. But what kind of "thing" is culture?

Can we create a winning culture, a healthy culture, or meaningful culture around sport? Or are any attempts to manage culture simply colonialist projects that will inevitably marginalise and silence other meanings that are not part of the "official" narrative?

Dr Michael McDougall completed his PhD focused on a critical examination of organisational culture research in sport at Liverpool John Moores University and teaches psychology at Keystone College in the US. He is researching various topics including cultures in sport and organisational contexts, meaningful work, craftsmanship, and well-being.

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