Sport, Professionalism and Pain: Ethnographies of Injury and Risk

1st Edition

David Howe

Published December 18, 2003
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780415247306 - CAT# RU22219
Series: Ethics and Sport

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Are pain and injury managed appropriately in the environment of professional sport?
Is sports medicine a tool to empower or to disempower athletes?

David Howe considers these and other pertinent concerns and questions whether, in the world of modern sport, it is the participants themselves or the sport's administrators who exert more control over athletes' well being. Exploring the historical transformation of sports medicine and the relationships between medicine, body and culture, Sport, Professionalism and Pain bridges a perceived space in the literature between medical anthropology, medical sociology and sport studies.


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