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Narrative affinities of the lived experiences of asthma and sporting embodiment

Owton, H. (2013) Narrative affinities of the lived experiences of asthma and sporting embodiment. Leisure Studies Association Newsletter. 95(July), pp. 34-40.

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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to conduct an investigation of the lived experiences of asthma and sporting embodiment in non-elite sportspeople of different ages and levels of ability, involved in a range of sports. 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. The salient themes that were identified through a narrative analysis from this study are portrayed relating to (i) restoring health; (ii) fighting asthma; and (iii) integrating asthma. These themes aim to enhance our understanding of the way sportspeople experience living with asthma through a narrative lens. By this means this paper aims to contribute to, and take forward the literature of sporting embodiment in two key areas: (i) narratives of asthma and sporting embodiment; (ii) qualitative studies of chronic illness experiences in sport. Key words: lived experiences, narrative, bodily disruption, asthma and sporting embodiment, identity
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC581 Immunologic diseases. Allergy > RC591 Asthma
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > GV706 Sports psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > GV706.5 Sports sociology
Creators: Owton, Helen
Publisher: Leisure Studies Association
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: July 2013
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 34-40
Journal or Publication Title: Leisure Studies Association Newsletter
Volume: 95
Number: July
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
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URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/5378

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