The Social Organization of Sports Medicine: Critical Socio-Cultural Perspectives

1st Edition

Dominic Malcolm, Parissa Safai

Routledge
Published July 3, 2014
Reference - 348 Pages
ISBN 9781138809475 - CAT# Y170901
Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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Summary

The Social Organization of Sports Medicine is the first book-length overview of the social scientific study of sports medicine, drawing together work from an international cadre of scholars who examine and provide interdisciplinary analysis of the dynamic and multi-faceted relationships between sports and medicine and within sports medicine. The book charts changing perceptions of sport within medical discourse, attempts by sports medicine providers to forge professional identities in response to these processes, the day-to-day experiences of deliverers of sports medicine and the reactions of recipients of that healthcare. The contents are organized in four sections, examining the competing and changing ways in which sports medicine is conceived, the ways in which it is organized, the ways in which it is practiced, and points of contestation between traditional and alternative and emerging forms of (sports) medicine. This collection of essays consolidates recent advances in this area of study and establishes a basis for the future development of the field.

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