Physical Activity and Sport in Later Life: Critical Perspectives

Physical Activity and Sport in Later Life: Critical Perspectives

Hardcover(1st ed. 2015)

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This volume addresses key issues such as the cultural and discursive context in which physical activity is discussed; the process of becoming physically active; the role of care settings in enabling physical activity; pleasure; gender; and place and space.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137429315
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Series: Global Culture and Sport Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 189
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Nathalie Barth, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France.

Sarah Bell, University of Exeter, UK.

Rylee A. Dionigi, Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Chris Gilleard , University College London, UK.

Meridith Griffin, McMaster University, Canada.

Paul Higgs, University College London, UK.

Shannon Jette, University of Maryland, USA.

Gary Kenyon, St. Thomas University, Canada.

Verena Lenneis, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sarah Nettleton, University of York, UK.

Victoria J. Palmer, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.

Claire Perrin, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France.

Gertrud Pfister, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Elizabeth Pike, University of Chichester, UK.

Andrew C. Sparkes, Leeds Beckett University, England.

Patricia Vertinsky, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Benedict Wheeler, University of Exeter, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Rethinking Physical Activity and Sport in Later Life; Emmanuelle Tulle and Cassandra Phoenix

2. Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour: A Vital Politics of Old Age?; Emmanuelle Tulle

3. Physical Activity and Narratives of Successful Ageing; Elizabeth Pike

4. Fitness and Consumerism in Later Life; Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard

5. Type 2 Diabetes and Commitment of Seniors to Adapted Physical Activity Within the French System of Therapeutic Education; Nathalie Barth and Claire Perrin

6. Pathways to Masters Sport: Sharing Stories from Sport 'Continuers', 'Rekindlers' and 'Late Bloomers'; Rylee Dionigi

7. Keeping It In The Family: The Generational Transmission Of Physical Activity; Victoria J. Palmer

8. Later Life Physical Activity in Residential Care Settings; Mary Ann Kluge

9. Physical Activity and dementia: Tai Chi as Narrative Care; Gary Kenyon

10. The Multidimensionality of Pleasure in Later Life Physical Activity; Cassandra Phoenix and Noreen Orr

11. The Contingencies of Exercise Science in a Globalizing World: Ageing Chinese Canadians and their Play and Pleasure in Exercise; Shannon Jette and Patricia Vertinsky

12. Fell Running In Later Life: Irresponsible Intoxication Or existential Capital?; Sarah Nettleton

13. Ageing and Embodied Masculinities in Sport and Physical Activity: From flesh to Theory and Back Again; Andrew C. Sparkes

14. Ageing Women Still Play Games: (Auto)ethnographic Research in a Fitness Intervention Programme; Gertrud Pfister and Verena Lenneis

15. Physical Activity Among Older Adults with Visual Impairment: Considerations for Ageing Well with Sight Loss; Meridith Griffin

16. Local Environments and Activity in Later Life: Wellbeing Experiences in Green and Blue Spaces; Sarah Bell and Benedict Wheeler

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