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Making a career in PESP in the corporatized university : reflections on hegemony, resistance, collegiality and scholarship

Kirk, David (2014) Making a career in PESP in the corporatized university : reflections on hegemony, resistance, collegiality and scholarship. Sport, Education and Society, 19 (3). pp. 320-332. ISSN 1357-3322

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This lecture considers how it might be possible to make a career as a university scholar at a time when the university is becoming increasingly corporatised. Consistent with the intent of the Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy (PESP) Special Interest Group (SIG) Scholar Lecture, I draw on personal experiences from my own career as a university teacher, researcher, teacher educator and leader to consider the extent to which the hegemony of corporatisation might be challenged and subverted, the kinds of resistance that can and should take place, and the central importance of collegiality and scholarship to the sustainability of the university as an institution of higher learning. I will consider more specifically what it means to develop a career as a scholar in a practical and marginalised field such as PESP, and the possibilities that exist to secure the future of the field of research and praxis.