"What do we want? When do we want it? Now!”: Some concluding observations

Richard Pringle, Hakan Larsson, Göran Gerdin

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In this concluding chapter, we reflect on the capacity of critical research within the fields of sport, health and physical education to challenge injustices and produce social transformation. We structure our review, in relation to the chapters in this text, by discussing the transformative value of critique, the role of social theory for developing strategies for enacting social change, and the importance of combining research actions with social and political interventions. In the final section, we discuss various ways forward with respect to making a difference via critical research processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education
Subtitle of host publicationHow to Make a Difference
EditorsRichard Pringle, Håkan Larsson, Göran Gerdin
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780203702598
ISBN (Print)9781138571679
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • critical research
  • critical paradigm
  • sociology of sport
  • health and physical education

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