The Suffering Body in Sport: Shifting Thresholds of Pain, Risk and Injury 1787560694, 9781787560697

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The Suffering Body in Sport: Shifting Thresholds of Pain, Risk and Injury
 1787560694, 9781787560697

Table of contents :
Front Cover
The Suffering Body in Sport: Shifting Thresholds of Pain, Risk and Injury
Copyright Page
Contents
List of Tables
About the Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Notes
References
Chapter 1 Sport and Risk Culture
Introduction
Risky Enterprises in Sport
Risk Culture: Sporting Risk
Risk of Victimization
Risk of Social Loss
At Risk and Salvation
Risk of Non-participation
Pleasurable Risk
Sport-related Risk
Conceptually Understanding Relational Risk
Five Key Readings
References
Chapter 2 The Rationalization of HealthCare in Modern Sport: From Policy to Practice
Introduction
The Emergence of Medical Services in High-performance Sport: Perspectives from the Sociology of Sport
The Rationalization of Sport and Exercise Medicine in the UK
The Limits of Implementing a Rationalized Model of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Competing Agendas of a Professional Project: Jurisdictional Claims and the Fragmentation of Services
The Pervasiveness of Clinician Uncertainty and its Impact on the Enactment of Rationalized Policy
Clinician Autonomy and the Legitimacy of Sports Medicine Clinicians
Conclusion
What Next for Sport and Exercise Medicine?
Notes
Five Key Readings
References
Chapter 3 Risk in Lifestyle Sports: The Case of Parkour
Introduction
Voluntary Risk-taking and Vocabularies of Motive
Accounting for Peril in Neoliberal Times
The Hegemony of Neoliberalism
Risk and Safety in Parkour
Rites of Risk
Rituals of Symbolic Safety
Conclusion
Five Key Readings
References
Chapter 4 An Enduring Event: 20 Years of One Athlete’s Negotiation with Pain at the Ironman Triathlon World Championships
Introduction: The Early “Whys” of My Endurance Pain
Endurance Sport Pain
1981–1984: The Exploration, Purpose, and Education of Pain at the Ironman Triathlon
The Ironman Course
1985–1989: Media, Finance, and Family – Struggle at the Ironman
1990–1995: The Pain of Identity, Experience, Expression, and Sustainability
1996–1999: Moving toward A New Career – A Community of Pain
Conclusion
Five Key Readings
References
Chapter 5 Injury, Pain and Risk in the Paralympic Movement
Introduction
Being Injured and Classifying Impairment in Paralympic Sport
Disability Studies, Risk-taking and Paralympic Identities
Paralympic Pathways and Beginning and Ending Sport Careers
Conclusion
Notes
Five Key Readings
References
Chapter 6 Sports-related Brain Injury: Concussion and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Introduction
Concussion in Context: The Rise of a Social Issue
Resting in Plain View: A History of Concussion Concerns
Passing Over: Concussion, Culture of Risk and Medical Treatment
Conclusion: Becoming Visible?
Notes
Five Key Readings
References
Chapter 7 Going Public with Pain: Athlete Stories of Disordered Eating in Discourse
Introduction
Female Athletes and Disordered Eating: Narrative Research
Discursive Psychology and Critical Discourse Analysis
Stories of Struggle in Discourse: A Research Example
Elite Athlete Autobiographies
Performance Discourse: Self-regulation, Suffering and Isolation
Subject Position: Committed Controlled Athlete
Discourse of Personal Growth: Voice and Perspective through Adversity
Subject Position: Empowered Athlete in Transition
Conclusion
Five Key Readings
References
Chapter 8 Suffering in Sport
Introduction
The Human Suffering in Sport Triangle: Pain, Violence, and Suffering
The ‘Hidden’ Concept of Suffering in Sport: Social Problems
Race and Ethnicity
Sexuality and Gender
Class
Age
Mental Health and Disability
Religion
Ingold: On Suffering and Connection
The Suffering Body
Understanding Suffering through Connection: Co-presence in Research
Relational Suffering
Conclusion
Five Key Readings
References
Chapter 9 Complexities in Canadian Legal Approaches to Sports Injury
Introduction
Why Tort Law?
Intentional Torts
Unintentional Torts
What the Case Law Shows
Defences Based on Volenti Non fit Injuria
Conclusion
Notes
Five Key Readings
References
Legal Cases
Chapter 10 Regulating the Harmful, Injurious and Risky Business of Professional Wrestling
Introduction
World Wrestling Entertainment – Acting with Immunity and Impunity: Limits and Justifications for This Investigation
A Short and Contemporary History of Professional Wrestling: 1982–2018
The Increasingly Painful, Injurious and Harmful Business of Professional Wrestling
Regulating and Deregulating Professional Wrestling
Researching the Regulation of Professional Wrestling
Regulation May Not Be the Panacea and There Are Worrying Signs Ahead
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Five Key Readings
References
Chapter 11 When the Athletic Body Fades: Sporting Exit and Identity Transitions
Introduction
Sporting Transitions
Re-interpreting the Body as Fragile
A Lack of Autonomy over Body
Who Am I?
Conclusion
Five Key Readings
References
Index

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