A1 Journal article (refereed)
Historicising Cultural Sport Psychology : Dare we De-centre Methodological Eurocentrism? (2020)
Historiando la Psicología Cultural Deportiva : ¿Nos atrevemos a descentrar el eurocentrismo metodológico?

Ryba, T., Ronkainen, N., & Lee, S.-M. (2020). Historicising Cultural Sport Psychology : Dare we De-centre Methodological Eurocentrism?. Cuadernos de Psicologia, 22(3), Article e1566. https://doi.org/10.5565/rev/qpsicologia.1566

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All authors or editors: Ryba, Tatiana; Ronkainen, Noora; Lee, Sae-Mi

Journal or series: Cuadernos de Psicologia

ISSN: 0211-3481

eISSN: 2014-4520

Publication year: 2020

Publication date: 11/12/2020

Volume: 22

Issue number: 3

Article number: e1566

Publisher: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Publication country: Spain

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5565/rev/qpsicologia.1566

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73256


In this essay we critically reflect on our respective journeys to and within cultural sport psychology (CSP). Since the inception, CSP scholars have advocated for opening the privileged academic space for marginalised voices and omitted subject themes; as well as cautioned researchers that the CSP project itself needs to be constantly revisited and reworked to keep it in progressive flux. We argue that, despite some notable advances, CSP remains a predominantly white Anglo-American intellectual space and that previous calls to engage with issues of power and privilege in the prevailing knowledge production have been largely unanswered. The lack of diverse voices within the CSP community may be a sign of stagnation. Therefore, we believe that sport psychology community would do well to discuss the ways in which CSP research and academic/applied practices may be alienating to the new generation of sport scholars and activists.

Keywords: sport psychology; methodology; practice; power structures; Western culture; decolonisation; identity (mental objects); social justice

Free keywords: cultural praxis; methodological decolonisation; identity; social justice

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Reporting Year: 2020

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