Ageing, The Body And Social Change: Agency and Indentity Among Ageing Athletes

Hardcover | August 15, 2008

byEmmanuelle Tulle

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This book explores the relationship between embodiment and the production of the key structures which frame agency to map out potential for social change. It uses modalities of ageing embodiment in the context of sport participation in later life, specifically Master athletics, including barriers, opportunities and physiological dimensions.

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This book explores the relationship between embodiment and the production of the key structures which frame agency to map out potential for social change. It uses modalities of ageing embodiment in the context of sport participation in later life, specifically Master athletics, including barriers, opportunities and physiological dimens...

EMMANUELLE TULLE is Lecturer in Sociology, School of Law and Social Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230517595

ISBN - 13:9780230517592

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Table of Contents

Introduction * The Elusive Nature of Ageing Bodies * The Sociology of the Body and Social Change * Sporting Bodies and the Constitution of the Field * How to Capture Embodiment in Action * Embodied Agency in the Field of Athletics * Managing Ageing and a New Ontology of Ageing * Conclusion: Towards Embodiment and Social Change * Index