Pain and Injury in Sport: Social and Ethical Analysis

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For elite athletes, pain and injury are normal. In a challenge to the orthodox medical model, this book makes it clear that pain and injury cannot be understood in terms of physiology alone, and examines the influence of social and cultural processes on how athletes experience pain and injury. It raises a series of key social and ethical questions about the culture of 'playing hurt', the role of coaches and medical staff, the deliberate infliction of pain in sport, and the use ...

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Overview

For elite athletes, pain and injury are normal. In a challenge to the orthodox medical model, this book makes it clear that pain and injury cannot be understood in terms of physiology alone, and examines the influence of social and cultural processes on how athletes experience pain and injury. It raises a series of key social and ethical questions about the culture of 'playing hurt', the role of coaches and medical staff, the deliberate infliction of pain in sport, and the use of drugs.

This book begins by providing three different perspectives on the topic of pain and injury in sport, and goes on to discuss:

* pain, injury and performance
* the deliberate infliction of pain and injury
* the management of pain and injury
* the meaning of pain and injury.

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Editorial Reviews

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'This text is essiential reading for anyone who wants to understand more about the culture of elite sport.' - The Sport and Exercise Scientist, 8, July 2006

'Overall, I liked this book a great deal and those of us who treat athletes would find many items of interest. There is plenty to challenge the clinician and it is generally well written. The evidence base varies greatly between chapters, but this is largely the function of the various topics under review. This book should be in the libraries of major sports institutes.' - BJSM C Milne

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415357043
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: Ethics and Sport Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sigmund Loland is Professor and Head of Section of Sport, Culture and Society at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo. Berit Skirstad is Associate Professor and responsible for Sport Management at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo. Ivan Waddington is Visiting Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo; the Centre for Research into Sport and Society, University College Chester, UK; and the Centre for Sports Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The sociology of pain and injury in sport : main perspectives and problems 17
2 Sport and the psychology of pain 34
3 Three approaches to the study of pain in sport 49
4 The place of pain in running 65
5 Pains and strains on the ice : some thoughts on the physical and mental struggles of polar adventurers 76
6 Injured female athletes : experiential accounts from England and Canada 89
7 Sport and the systematic infliction of pain : a case study of state-sponsored mandatory doping in East Germany 109
8 Pain and injury in boxing : the medical profession divided 127
9 The intentional infliction of pain in sport : ethical perspectives 144
10 Sports medicine : a very peculiar practice? : doctors and physiotherapists in elite English rugby union 165
11 Ethical problems in the medical maangement of sports injuries : a case study of English professional football 182
12 The ontology of sports injuries and professional medical ethics 200
13 The role of injury in the organization of Paralympic sport 211
14 Suffering in and for sport : some philosophical remarks on a painful emotion 229
15 Pain, suffering and paradox in sport and religion 246
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