Sporting Bodies, Damaged Selves

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In contrast to other disciplines in the sport sciences, the sociological study of risk, pain and injury is quite new. Over the last decade, however, sociologists have begun to show that pain and injury are not solely experienced in physical and medical terms, and an impressive corpus of knowledge is beginning to emerge. To date the breadth and depth of this knowledge has not been brought together in any systematic way. As the second volume in the Research in the Sociology of Sport series "Sporting Bodies, Damaged Selves: Sociological Studies of Sports-Related Injury" attempts to reflect the cutting-edge research in the area from several countries in terms of causes, experiences and outcomes of sport-related pain and injury.

In contrast to other disciplines in the sport sciences, the sociological study of risk, pain and injury is quite new. Over the last decade, however, sociologists have begun to show that pain and injury are not solely experienced in physical and medical terms, and an impressive corpus of knowledge is beginning to emerge. To date the breadth and depth of this knowledge has not been brought together in any systematic way. As the second volume in the Research in the Sociology of Sport series "Sporting Bodies, Damaged Selves: Sociological Studies of Sports-Related Injury" attempts to reflect the cutting-edge research in the area from several countries in terms of causes, experiences and outcomes of sport-related pain and injury

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Table of Contents

Introduction : sports-related pain and injury : sociological notes 1
1 Sport and risk culture 29
2 The politics of sports injury : hierarchy, power, and the pain principle 59
3 Cultural, structural and status dimensions of pain and injury experiences in sport 81
4 Professional athletes' injuries : from existential to organisational analyses 99
5 Weight management as sport injury : deconstructing disciplinary power in the sport ethic 117
6 English professional soccer players and the uncertainties of injury 137
7 Risk, pain and injury : "a natural thing in rowing"? 151
8 Why English female university athletes play with pain : motivations and rationalisations 163
9 Normalising risk in the sport of cycling 181
10 Scars on the body : the risk management and self-care of injured female handball players in Denmark 195
11 Risk and injury : a comparison of football and rodeo subcultures 211
12 Pain and injury in a youth recreational basketball league 223
13 Welsh Rugby Union : pain, injury and medical treatment in a professional era 237
14 Athletic trainers : between care and social control 251
15 Negotiating with risk : exploring the role of the sports medicine clinician 269
16 Sport, health, and public policy 287
17 The costs of injury from sport, exercise and physical activity : a review of the evidence 309
18 The role of the courts in sports injury 333
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