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Sporting Bodies, Damaged Selves: Sociological Studies of Sports-Related Injury Vol: 2

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05 Nov 2004
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
352 pages - 156 x 234 x 20mm
Research in the Sociology of Sport


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.
Introduction. Sports-Related Pain and Injury: Sociological Notes (K. Young). Part I. Pain Cultures. Sport and Risk Culture. (P. Donnelly). The Politics of Sports Injury: Hierarchy, Power, and the Pain Principle. (D. Sabo). Cultural, Structural and Status Dimensions of Pain and Injury Experiences in Sport. (H. L. Nixon II). Professional Athletes Injuries: From Existential to Organizational Analyses. (J. A. Kotarba). Weight Management as Sport Injury: Deconstructing Disciplinary Power in the Sport Ethic. (D. P. Johns). Part II. Pain Zones. English Professional Soccer Players and the Uncertainties of Injury. (M. Roderick). Risk, Pain and Injury: 'A Natural Thing in Rowing'? (E. C. J. Pike). Why English Female University Athletes Play with Pain: Motivations and Rationalisations. (H. Charlesworth, K. Young). Normalising Risk in the Sport of Cycling. (E. Albert). Scars on the Body: The Risk Management and Self-Care of Injured Female Handball Players in Denmark. (L. F. Thing). Risk and Injury: A Comparison of Football and Rodeo Subcultures. (J. H. Frey et al.). Pain and Injury in a Youth Recreational Basketball League. (R. L. Singer). Welsh Rugby Union: Pain, Injury and Medical Treatment in a Professional Era. (P. D. Howe). Part III. Pain Parameters. Athletic Trainers: Between Care and Social Control. (S. R. Walk). Negotiating with Risk: Exploring the Role of the Sports Medicine Clinician. (P. Safai). Sport, Health and Public Policy. (I. Waddington). The Costs of Injury from Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity: A Review of the Evidence. (P. White). The Role of the Courts in Sports Injury. (K. Young). Afterward. About the Editor and Contributors. Index.

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