Examines the influence of social and cultural processes on how athletes experience pain and injury. This book provides three different perspectives on the topic of pain and injury in sport, and discusses: pain, injury and performance; the deliberate infliction of pain and injury; the management and the meaning of pain and injury.
Sigmund Loland is Professor and Head of Section of Sport, Culture and Society at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo. Berit Skirstad is Associate Professor and responsible for Sport Management at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo. Ivan Waddington is Visiting Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo; the Centre for Research into Sport and Society, University College Chester, UK; and the Centre for Sports Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland.