Endurance and 'running-in-the-world'

Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn and Hockey, John C ORCID: 0000-0002-5826-8005 (2015) Endurance and 'running-in-the-world'. In: Running Dialogues Seminar Series, 29th June 2015, Roxy Bar and Screen, London. (Unpublished)

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In recent years, although sport sociologists have addressed the call ‘to bring the body back in’ to theorisations of sport and physical cultures, to date the ‘promise of phenomenology’ remains largely unfulfilled with regard to sporting embodiment and distance running specifically. Relatively few accounts are grounded in the ‘flesh’ of the lived sporting body, and phenomenology offers a powerful framework for such analysis. In our presentation, we employ a form of ‘phenomenological sociology’ in order to explore the lived meaning and experience of endurance in distance running and more specifically in training for distance running. Distance running cannot be accomplished, we argue, without substantial suffering and stoicism; an enduring mind and body are requisite. Drawing on two of our research projects on distance running, we seek here to ‘bring to life’ the sensuous ‘flesh’ of the running-body, and illustrate the talk with rich data, focusing upon the lived experience of endurance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Running
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV1060 Track and field athletics
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 09:47
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:25
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2435

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