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dc.contributor.advisorAwoniyi, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Peter T.
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-14T21:42:16Z
dc.date.available2011-06-14T21:42:16Z
dc.date.issued2011-06-14en_US
dc.date.submittedMay 2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2486
dc.description.abstractUltimate Frisbee is the fastest growing sport in the United States. Traditionally, Ultimate has been self-officiated, implying there are no active referees, leaving the players themselves to self-regulate the game. In recent years the practice of employing Observers to help monitor games has gained currency in the Ultimate community. I will examine the impact of self-officiating on the individual player, how (s)he constructs meaning in context of the officiating system, and how ethical discourse and communication may explain self-government on the Ultimate field. Qualitative methodology is necessary in order to investigate the experience of an Ultimate player, his or her perspective on current practices within the sport and the cultural significance of self-officiating. A phenomenological approach is used in effort to gather the essential account of the individual experience of persons who actively participate in Ultimate, representing a vested group concerned with the current state and future of the sport. The analytical framework of critical theorist Jürgen Habermas will support the qualitative research collected from player-participants. Through in-depth interviews I will systematically investigate the personal experience of Ultimate through the players themselves.en_US
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dc.format.extent238 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectUltimate Frisbee
dc.subjectHabermas
dc.subjectOfficiating
dc.subjectMeaning
dc.subjectPhenomenology
dc.titleUltimate Frisbee: Communicative Action in a Self-officiated Sporten_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVela, Luzitaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJohnson, Mauriceen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLord, Michal Anneen_US
thesis.degree.departmentHealth and Human Performance
thesis.degree.disciplineRecreation and Leisure Services
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
txstate.departmentHealth and Human Performance


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