Historiando la Psicología Cultural Deportiva: ¿Nos atrevemos a descentrar el eurocentrismo metodológico?


  • Tatiana Ryba University of Jyväskylä
  • Noora Ronkainen University of Jyväskylä
  • Sae-Mi Lee California State University, Los Angeles


En este ensayo reflexionamos críticamente sobre nuestros respectivos viajes a y dentro de la psi-cología cultural del deporte (PCD). Desde su principio, los académicos de la PCD han abogado por abrir el espacio académico privilegiado a voces marginadas y los temas omitidos; así como han advertido a los investigadores que el proyecto de la PCD en sí mismo necesita ser constantemente revisado y reelaborado para mantenerlo en un flujo progresivo. Sostenemos que, pese algunos avances notables, la PCD sigue siendo un espacio intelectual angloamericano predominantemente blanco y que los llamados a participar en cuestiones de poder y privilegio en la producción de co-nocimientos predominantes han quedado en gran medida sin respuesta. La falta de voces diversas dentro de la comunidad de la PCD puede ser un signo de estancamiento. Por lo tanto, creemos que la comunidad de psicología deportiva haría bien en discutir las formas en que la investigación y las prácticas académicas/aplicadas de la PCD pueden ser alienantes para la nueva generación de académicos y activistas deportivos.

Palabras clave

Praxis cultural, Descolonización metodológica, Identidad, Justicia social


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Biografía del autor/a

Tatiana Ryba, University of Jyväskylä

Dr Tatiana Ryba is docent of cultural sport and exercise psychology at the University of Jyväskylä. She is the editor of The Cultural Turn in Sport Psychology(with Robert Schinke and Gershon Tenenbaum) and, with Natalia Stambulova, of Athletes’ Careers Across Cultures. Her current research is focused on youth athletes’ dual career construction, transitions and life design. Her other research interests include transnationalism, cultural transitions, identity, qualitative and mixed methods research.

Noora Ronkainen, University of Jyväskylä

Dr Noora Ronkainen is a senior researcher at the University of Jyväskylä. She is currently working on a project on existential learning in sport. Her other research interests include identity in sport, spirituality and athlete development and transitions.

Sae-Mi Lee, California State University, Los Angeles

Dr Sae-Mi Lee is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She is currently working on a project on promoting physical activity and body acceptance through the framework of Health at Every Size ®. Her other research interests include examining microaggressions and minority stress in sport and physical activity.




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