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


(2019), "Prelims", The Suffering Body in Sport (Research in the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 12), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. i-xi.



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List of Tables

Chapter 9
Table 1 Summary of Claims and Defences under Canadian Tort Law 147
Table 2 Civil Law Claims in Canadian Ice Hockey: Select Cases 148

About the Contributors

Michael Atkinson is a Professor of Physical Cultural Studies, in the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research and teaching interests focus on the social experience of suffering and pain, the phenomenology of anxiety and depression, existentialism, and ethnographic research methods.

Andrea Bundon is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her research spans the sociology of sport and critical disability studies. Working from community-based and participatory frameworks, she explores the intersections of sport, physical activity, disability, and social inclusion.

Karen Corteen is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University. Her research interests cover critical criminology, victimology, crime, harm, and victimization. Karen is Co-editor of a series of four Companions concerned with criminology, victimology, and criminal justice (Policy Press).

Martine Dennie is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary, Canada. She has a JD from the University of Moncton, Canada. Her graduate research interests touch on sports law with a specific focus on violence and the law in ice hockey.

Sarah Gairdner is a Sessional Instructor and Sports Psychology Consultant in Toronto, Canada. Her primary research, teaching, and clinical interests are disordered eating and sporting transitions. In her consulting practice, Sarah works with various sporting organizations including the University of Toronto’s Varsity Blues, Gymnastics Canada, and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Jeffrey Kidder is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University. His research and teaching interests are at the intersection of cultural and urban sociology. His most recent book is Parkour and the City: Risk, Masculinity, and Meaning in a Postmodern Sport (Rutgers University Press, 2017).

Katie Liston is a Senior Lecturer in the social sciences of sport at Ulster University. Her research and teaching interests bridge the sociology, politics, and history of sport, including gender, national identity, and pain and injury. She and is also Chair of the Editorial Board of Human Figurations.

Dominic Malcolm is Reader in the Sociology of Sport at Loughborough University, UK. He has recently published Sport, Medicine and Health: The medicalization of sport? and is currently writing The Concussion Crisis in Sport. He is the Editor-in-chief of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport.

Kerry McGannon is a Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Laurentian University, Canada. Her research program advances the use of critical qualitative methodologies, focusing on the socio-cultural influences of sport, physical activity participation, and health. She has published widely on the social construction of identity, sport, and physical activity.

Andrea Scott-Bell is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Development and Sociology of Sport in the Department of Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, UK.

Andrea’s main teaching interests relate to sport and social inequality, and she has published extensively on medical and health care matters in sport.

Kristina Smith is a PhD Candidate of Physical Cultural Studies, in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, and is completing a joint degree with the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. Kristina’s research focus pertains to the dimensions of human suffering, illness, bioethics, and narrative ethnography.

Scott Tinley is a Lecturer at San Diego State University where he teaches sport humanities courses and continues his research in athlete retirement and transition. With backgrounds in Cultural Studies, literary fiction, sociology, and professional sports, Tinley presents notions of sport-related pain across a wide spectrum of personal and professional publications.

Kevin Young is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary, Canada. His research and teaching interests bridge Criminology and Sociology of Sport. He has published widely on matters relating to violence, gender, body and health, and the use of animals in sport.


Sincere thanks to two anonymous reviewers for their assistance in working with earlier drafts of the chapters in this volume.