When the Athletic Body Fades: Sporting Exit and Identity Transitions

The Suffering Body in Sport

ISBN: 978-1-78756-069-7, eISBN: 978-1-78756-068-0

ISSN: 1476-2854

Publication date: 24 July 2019



Through practical recommendations, this chapter highlights some of the ways in which psycho-education and an expanded focus on the body could be useful to athletes as they attempt to reconcile their new lives and bodies post-sport.



Gairdner, S. (2019), "When the Athletic Body Fades: Sporting Exit and Identity Transitions", The Suffering Body in Sport (Research in the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 12), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 179-193. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1476-285420190000012013

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