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Sexual Abuse in Sport: A Qualitative Case Study

Owton, Helen (2016). Sexual Abuse in Sport: A Qualitative Case Study. London: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming).

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This book is about sexual abuse in sport, and specifically about one girl’s experience of long-term chronic abuse in sport. A ‘non-conventional’ approach is employed to explore the experiences of a female athlete named Bella who was groomed, sexually abused by her male coach, and then subjected to years of athlete domestic violence. Through a collaborative auto-ethnography process, these experiences are reported through vignettes and selected poems seeking to involve the reader in the grooming process of a young female athlete, so that they might react from the different social positions they currently occupy.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
ISBN: 3-319-46794-8, 978-3-319-46794-8
Keywords: child sexual abuse; sport; athlete welfare; athlete domestic violence
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
Item ID: 47488
Depositing User: Helen Owton
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 09:26
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2016 09:26
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