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Narrative affinities of the lived experiences of asthma and sporting embodiment

Owton, Helen (2013). Narrative affinities of the lived experiences of asthma and sporting embodiment. Leisure Studies Association Newsletter(95) pp. 30–36.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Not known
Keywords: lived experiences; narrative; bodily disruption; asthma; sporting embodiment; identity
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Childhood Studies
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Item ID: 42708
Depositing User: Helen Owton
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 09:40
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 09:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42708
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