Emotions, interaction and the injured sporting body

Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn (2005) Emotions, interaction and the injured sporting body. International Review for the Sociology of Sport , 40 (2). pp. 221-240. ISSN 1012-6902

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Abstract

Based on a collaborative autoethnographic research project, this article explores the emotional dimension of the injured sporting body. It takes as its analytic focus the journey, rehabilitative, emotional and narrative, of two middle-aged, non-elite, middle/long-distance runners who experienced serious, long-term knee injuries. The study examines the interactional and narrative elements of the rehabilitative journey, focusing on dimensions of the emotion management, emotion work, and emotional intersubjectivity of the researcher/author and her training partner as they struggled to contend with the liminality of the injured athletic role, and to maintain positive identities in the face of serious threat to their running selves.

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Additional Information:Based on a collaborative autoethnographic research project, this article explores the emotional dimension of the injured sporting body. It takes as its analytic focus the journey, rehabilitative, emotional and narrative, of two middle-aged, non-elite, middle/long-distance runners who experienced serious, long-term knee injuries. The study examines the interactional and narrative elements of the rehabilitative journey, focusing on dimensions of the emotion management, emotion work, and emotional intersubjectivity of the researcher/author and her training partner as they struggled to contend with the liminality of the injured athletic role, and to maintain positive identities in the face of serious threat to their running selves.
Keywords:Sociology of sport, Sports injury, Sociology of emotions, Distance running, Emotion management, Autoethnography, Sporting embodiment
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:6570
Deposited By: Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson
Deposited On:16 Oct 2012 19:51
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:16

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