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

by Kevin Young Emerald Publishing Limited
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This volume approaches the study of pain, risk and injury in sport from a variety of social scientific perspectives. Contributions focus on the manifestations of pain, risk and injury within sport cultures, and the degree to which the research is rapidly expanding to include new ways of thinking about risky and painful 'suffering' in sport.

Introduction; Kevin Young

Chapter 1. Sport and Risk Culture; Michael Atkinson

Chapter 2. The Rationalisation of Healthcare in Modern Sport: from Policy to Practice; Andrea Scott-Bell

Chapter 3. Risk in Lifestyle Sports: The Case of Parkour; Jeffrey Kidder

Chapter 4. An Enduring Event: 20 Years of one Athlete's Negotiation with Pain at the Ironman Triathlon World Championships; Scott Tinley

Chapter 5. Injury, Pain and Risk in the Paralympic Movement; Andrea Bundon

Chapter 6. Sports-Related Brain Injury: Concussion and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy; Katie Liston And Dominic Malcolm

Chapter 7. Going Public with Pain: Athlete Stories of Disordered Eating in Discourse; Kerry Mcgannon

Chapter 8. Suffering in Sport; Kristina Smith

Chapter 9. Complexities in Canadian Legal Approaches to Sports Injury; Martine Dennie and Kevin Young

Chapter 10. Regulating the Harmful, Injurious and Risky Business of Professional Wrestling; Karen Corteen

Chapter 11. When the Athletic Body Fades: Sporting Exit and Identity Transitions; Sarah Gairdner

Kevin Young is Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary in Canada. His research and teaching interests bridge Criminology and Sociology of Sport. He has published widely on matters relating to violence, gender, body and health, and the use of animals in sport. An internationally recognized expert on sport, Kevin is former Vice President of the International Sociology of Sport Association, and has served on the editorial boards of the major journals in the field. He is also an award-winning teacher, and a regular graduate student supervisor.