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Wiedza pozadyskursywna i sposoby jej badania na przykładzie przekazywania i nabywania sportowych umiejętności
Sports Skills’ Transfer and Acquisition: Inspirations for the Sociological Research on Non-discursive Knowledge

Author(s): Honorata Jakubowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: non-discursive knowledge; body/embodiment; sport; theoretical concepts; methodology

Summary/Abstract: The article is focused the issue of non-discursive knowledge and its transmission, which is marginalized in Polish sociology. A starting point is the assumption that beyond discursive knowledge, there is also non-discursive knowledge that is universal, because it is used every day by everybody. Paradoxically however, it rarely becomes a subject of analysis. The article begins with enumerating the reasons for this exclusion and suggests that a field of sport is an appropriate area for the research on non-discursive knowledge transmission. At the same time the article emphasizes the usefulness of the analysis in this field for the entire sociology due to its potential of providing the answers to the questions such as what are the limits of our knowledge concepts or how to study non-discursive knowledge. The second part of the article presents the notions of (1) embodied knowledge and (2) know-how, which are assigned to the two currents of analysis. It is suggested they can become the theoretical basis for empirical research. The last part describes the research methods which seem to be most useful and adequate in the studies concerning a transfer and acquisition of nondiscursive knowledge.

  • Issue Year: 218/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 173-191
  • Page Count: 19