Emotions, interaction and the injured sporting body.
University of Exeter. At the time of publication the author was at the University of Gloucestershire.
International Review for the Sociology of Sport
SAGE Publications. On behalf of International Sociology of Sport Association
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.
This is a pre-print, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport. Copyright © 2005 International Sociology of Sport Association and SAGE Publications. The definitive publisher-authenticated version (Vol.40 (2), 2005 pp. 221-240) is available online at: http://irs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/40/2/221
International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 2005, 40 (2): 221-240