Sporting Bodies, Damaged Selves

Sporting Bodies, Damaged Selves

by Kevin Young
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762308842
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
11/05/2004
Series:
Research in the Sociology of Sport Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : sports-related pain and injury : sociological notes1
1Sport and risk culture29
2The politics of sports injury : hierarchy, power, and the pain principle59
3Cultural, structural and status dimensions of pain and injury experiences in sport81
4Professional athletes' injuries : from existential to organisational analyses99
5Weight management as sport injury : deconstructing disciplinary power in the sport ethic117
6English professional soccer players and the uncertainties of injury137
7Risk, pain and injury : "a natural thing in rowing"?151
8Why English female university athletes play with pain : motivations and rationalisations163
9Normalising risk in the sport of cycling181
10Scars on the body : the risk management and self-care of injured female handball players in Denmark195
11Risk and injury : a comparison of football and rodeo subcultures211
12Pain and injury in a youth recreational basketball league223
13Welsh Rugby Union : pain, injury and medical treatment in a professional era237
14Athletic trainers : between care and social control251
15Negotiating with risk : exploring the role of the sports medicine clinician269
16Sport, health, and public policy287
17The costs of injury from sport, exercise and physical activity : a review of the evidence309
18The role of the courts in sports injury333

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