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Take a deep breath: asthma, sporting embodiment, the senses and ‘auditory work’

Allen-Collinson, J. and Owton, H. (2014) Take a deep breath: asthma, sporting embodiment, the senses and ‘auditory work’. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 49(5), pp. 592-608. 1012-6902.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: There has been a veritable efflorescence of interest in sporting embodiment in recent years, including more phenomenologically inspired sociological analyses. A sociology of the senses is, however, a very recent sub-discipline, which provides an interesting new dimension to studies of sporting embodiment, focusing inter alia upon the sensory elements of ‘somatic work’: the ways in which we go about making sense of our senses within a socio-cultural (and sub-cultural) framework. The present article contributes to a developing sociological-phenomenological empirical corpus of literature by addressing the lived experience of asthma in non-élite sports participants. Despite the prevalence of asthma and exercise-induced asthma/bronchoconstriction, there is a distinct lacuna in terms of qualitative research into living with asthma, and specifically in relation to sports participation. Here we focus upon the aural dimension of asthma experiences, examining the role of ‘auditory attunement’ and ‘auditory work’ in sporting embodiment.
Additional Information: A pre-publication version of this article was made available electronically by the publisher on 05 November 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asthma, hearing, phenomenology, sporting embodiment, the senses
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC581 Immunologic diseases. Allergy > RC591 Asthma
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > GV706.5 Sports sociology
Creators: Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn and Owton, Helen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Group > Social and Cultural Research in Psychology Group
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Social Sciences (to 2016)
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society > Psychology
Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Psychology
Date: 16 September 2014
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 592-608
Journal or Publication Title: International Review for the Sociology of Sport
Volume: 49
Number: 5
Language: English
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1012690212463918
ISSN: 1012-6902
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/4699

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