Running into injury time: distance running and temporality

Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn (2003) Running into injury time: distance running and temporality. Sociology of Sport Journal, 20 (4). pp. 331-350. ISSN 0741-1235

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Despite a growing body of research on the sociology of time and, analogously, on the sociology of sport, to date there has been relatively little sports literature that takes time as the focus of the analysis. Given the centrality of time as a feature of most sports, this would seem a curious lacuna. The primary aims of this article are to contribute new perspectives on the subjective experience of sporting injury and to analyze some of the temporal dimensions of sporting "injury time" and subsequent rehabilitation. The article is based on data derived from a 2-year autoethnographic research project on 2 middle/long-distance runners, and concludes with some indicative comments regarding the need for sports physiotherapists and other health-care practitioners to take into account the subjective temporal dimension of injury and rehabilitative processes.

Keywords:Sociology of sport, Sociology of time, Temporality, Sports injury, Autoethnography, Collaborative autoethnography, Distance running, Runners
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Deposited On:23 Oct 2012 21:10

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