Weather-wise? Sporting embodiment, weather work and weather learning in running and triathlon

Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn and Jennings, George and Vaittinen, Anu and Owton, Helen (2018) Weather-wise? Sporting embodiment, weather work and weather learning in running and triathlon. International Review for the Sociology of Sport . ISSN 1012-6902

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Abstract

Weather experiences are currently surprisingly under-explored and under-theorised in sociology and sport sociology, despite the importance of weather in both routine, everyday life and in recreational sporting and physical-cultural contexts. To address this lacuna, here we examine the lived experience of weather, including ‘weather work’ and ‘weather learning’, in our specific physical-cultural worlds of distance-running, triathlon and jogging in the United Kingdom (UK). Drawing on a theoretical framework of phenomenological sociology, and the findings from five separate auto/ethnographic projects, we explore the ‘weather-worlds’ (Ingold, 2010) and weather work involved in our physical-cultural engagement. In so doing, we address ongoing sport sociological concerns with embodiment and somatic, sensory learning and ways of knowing. We highlight how weather work provides a key example of the phenomenological conceptualisation of the mind-body-world nexus in action, with key findings delineating weather learning across the meteorological seasons that contour our British weather-related training.

Keywords:Sociology, Sport, Sociology of sport, Phenomenology, Sociological phenomenology, Phenomenological sociology, Embodiment, Running, Triathlon, Jogging, Weather, Weather work
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
L Social studies > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Deposited On:06 Mar 2018 10:55

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