Sport, Professionalism and Pain: Ethnographies of Injury and Risk [NOOK Book]

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This exciting study explores ethical dilemmas in the relationship between sporting performance, sports medicine and the health of the athlete.
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Sport, Professionalism and Pain: Ethnographies of Injury and Risk

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Overview

This exciting study explores ethical dilemmas in the relationship between sporting performance, sports medicine and the health of the athlete.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134539666
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/2/2003
  • Series: Ethics and Sport
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 751 KB

Meet the Author

Prof. David Howe is a Senior Lecturer in the Anthropology of Sport in the School of Sport and Leisure at the University of Gloucestershire.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Pt. I The cultural nexus: sports medicine and the commercial body 11
1 Investigating sports medicine: medical anthropology in context 13
2 Amateur pastime to professional spectacle 33
3 Sporting bodies: mortal engines 54
Pt. II Pain, injury and the culture of risk 71
4 Pain and injury: signal and response 73
5 The importance of injury in the commercialised world of sport 90
6 Risk culture as a 'product' 107
Pt. III Theory into practice 127
7 Distinctive community: the Welsh rugby club 129
8 Elite distance runners 148
9 Bodily dysfunction: the Paralympics as an arena for risk 164
Conclusion 181
App. I Changes in the laws of rugby union: amendments to the laws of the game to be implemented in the Northern Hemisphere from 1 September 1996 190
App. II Changes in the laws of rugby union: amendments to the laws of the game effective as of 4 November 1996 191
App. III High-risk situations in rugby union 194
App. IV Pain relief 197
App. V Contents of the medical kitbag as used at Valley RFC 198
Notes 199
Bibliography 203
Index 220
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