chapter  7
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Truth-denial is not just a style of writing

In this chapter, we identify and reject some claims in favour of truth-denial offered by some of its most ardent advocates in the field of sport research, by focusing on an extreme example. Since these truth-deniers regularly align themselves with postmodernism, that will be one preferred description of their position. At its heart, though, their claim is that the truth-directed claims I endorse are simply one way, among many, of presenting one’s research. So there are reasons for a perspectivalist to prefer this position. Then we consider such a position in perhaps its most extreme form, as the claim that one can both conduct and present one’s research through a dramatic medium: this is, as ethnodrama.