Endurance and running-in-the-world

Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn and Hockey, John (2015) Endurance and running-in-the-world. In: Running Dialogues, 8 June 2015, London.

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In recent years, although sport sociologists have addressed the call ‘to bring the body back in’ to theorisations of sport and physical cultures, to date the ‘promise of phenomenology’ remains largely unfulfilled with regard to sporting embodiment and distance running specifically. Relatively few accounts are grounded in the ‘flesh’ of the lived sporting body, and phenomenology offers a powerful framework for such analysis. In our presentation, we employ a form of ‘phenomenological sociology’ in order to explore the lived meaning and experience of endurance in distance running and more specifically in training for distance running. Distance running cannot be accomplished, we argue, without substantial suffering and stoicism; an enduring mind and body are requisite. Drawing on two of our research projects on distance running, we seek here to ‘bring to life’ the sensuous ‘flesh’ of the running-body, and illustrate the talk with rich data, focusing upon the lived experience of endurance.

Additional Information:Running Dialogues, Seminar 3, Roxy Screen, London
Keywords:Sociology, Sport, Distance running, Phenomenology, sociological phenomenology, Endurance
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:17626
Deposited On:09 Jun 2015 09:48

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