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Sport, Mental Illness and Sociology

Author: Michael Atkinson
Publisher: Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018.
Series: Research in the Sociology of Sport Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book approaches the study of mental illness in sport cultures from a variety of social scientific perspectives. Contributions focus on the multiple manifestations of mental illness within sport cultures, and the degree to which sport may be utilized as a means of helping people who struggle with mental illness.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Atkinson, Michael.
Sport, Mental Illness and Sociology.
Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Atkinson
ISBN: 9781787434691 1787434699 9781787439559 1787439550
OCLC Number: 1078567376
Notes: Mass Media and Sport
Description: 1 online resource (206 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Sport, Mental Illness, and Sociology; Copyright Page; Contents; About the Contributors; Introduction: Mental Illness in Sport: Sociological Legacies, Absences, and Controversies; Time for a Confession; Sociological Legacies: Remember the Nuts, Sluts, and Perverts; The Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture: Emptiness and Promises; References; Chapter 1 Mental Illness Stigma; Stigma: The Social Identity; Mental Illness Stigma; Mental Illness Stigma in Sport; Personal Identity, Information Control, and Access to Mental Health Care; Stigma Reduction; Five Key Readings; References Chapter 2 Total PainIntroduction; Pain in Medicine; Pain in Sport Psychology; Pain in the Sociology of Sport; Pain as a Badge of Honor; Reflection of Identity; Interconnection through Pain; Total Pain; Social Pain; Physical Pain; Spiritual Pain; Psychological Pain; A Reconstructed Methodology for the Study of Pain; Conclusion; Five Key Readings; References; Chapter 3 Mental Illness and Identity Intersections: An Examination of the Complex Relationship between Obsessive-compulsiv ... ; Contextualizing Mental Illness and Physical Activity; Next Steps; Contextualizing the Research Approach Participants Narratives about the Role of Physical ActivityBeliefs and Benefits: Moving Beyond the Public Health Messages; Embodied Limitations; Connecting Participants' Narratives to the Wider Context and Extant Literature; Conclusion: Ways Forward; Acknowledgments; Five Key Readings; References; Chapter 4 Researching Trauma in the Context of Sport; What Silences Trauma in Sport?; Why Are Some Trauma Stories Valued above Others?; How Can We Use Qualitative Methodologies to Allow the Athlete Voice to Emerge after Trauma?; Final Conclusions; Five Key Readings; References Chapter 5 Depression and Suicide in Professional Sports WorkIntroduction; Prevalence of Depression and Suicide; Athlete Experiences of Depression and Suicidal Ideation; Explaining Mental Health and Illness in Professional Sports Work; Conclusions; Notes; Five Key Readings; References; Chapter 6 Disordered Eating in Sport: Legitimized and Stigmatized; Introduction; Athlete Disordered Eating: Underpinning Essentials; A Medicalized Phenomenon: It's You, Not Us; Lean, Lauded, and Legitimized: Disordered Eating as Good; Starved, Scared, and Stigmatized: Mental Illness as Bad Concluding Thoughts: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don'tFive Key Readings; References; Chapter 7 Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction in Sport; Introduction; Drugs, Alcohol, and Sport; Sport, Alcohol, and Hegemonic Masculinity; Sport, Alcohol, and Addiction; Sport, Alcohol, and Recovery; Conclusion; Five Key Readings; References; Chapter 8 Invisible Disabilities; Introduction; Epilepsy as an Invisible Disability; On the Trails and through the Trees; Quest for Authenticity and Peace; Conclusion; Five Key Readings; References; Chapter 9 Mass Mediation of Mental Illness in Sport; Introduction
Series Title: Research in the Sociology of Sport Ser.

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