Health and the running body: Notes from an ethnography

Authors: Shipway, R. and Holloway, I.

Journal: International Review for the Sociology of Sport

Volume: 51

Issue: 1

Pages: 78-96

eISSN: 1461-7218

ISSN: 1012-6902

DOI: 10.1177/1012690213509807

Abstract:

This article aims to develop one of the major themes from an ethnographic study of the culture of distance running – the desire for health and fitness. Research was undertaken over a 2-year period using a variety of flexible qualitative data sources, most notably observation and in-depth interviews. The body, especially the ‘running body’, is seen by participants in this study as a source of health and well-being and affirmation of their identity. The results highlight the various contradictions and tensions that emerged whilst exploring the behaviour of distance runners in their desire to achieve a healthy body and mind.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22108/

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Health and the running body: Notes from an ethnography

Authors: Shipway, R. and Holloway, I.

Journal: INTERNATIONAL REVIEW FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT

Volume: 51

Issue: 1

Pages: 78-96

eISSN: 1461-7218

ISSN: 1012-6902

DOI: 10.1177/1012690213509807

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22108/

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Health and the Running Body: Notes from an Ethnography

Authors: Shipway, R. and Holloway, I.

Journal: International Review for the Sociology of Sport

Volume: 51

Issue: 1

Pages: 78-96

Publisher: Sage

ISSN: 1461-7218

DOI: 10.1177/1012690213509807

Abstract:

This article aims to develop one of the major themes from an ethnographic study of the culture of distance running – the desire for health and fitness. Research was undertaken over a 2-year period using a variety of flexible qualitative data sources, most notably observation and in-depth interviews. The body, especially the ‘running body’, is seen by participants in this study as a source of health and well-being and affirmation of their identity. The results highlight the various contradictions and tensions that emerged whilst exploring the behaviour of distance runners in their desire to achieve a healthy body and mind.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22108/

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Richard Shipway