Take a deep breath: Asthma, sporting embodiment, the senses and ‘auditory work’

  • Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Helen Owton
  • International Review for the Sociology of Sport, November 2012, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1012690212463918

The role of the senses in experiences of asthma and sport

Photo by Frank Vessia on Unsplash

Photo by Frank Vessia on Unsplash

What is it about?

The sociology of the senses is a relatively recent sociological addition and provides an interesting new dimension to studies of sport and the sporting body. Here, the authors examine ‘somatic work’ - the ways in which we go about making sense of our senses within a socio-cultural framework. The article contributes to a developing sociological-phenomenological body of literature by addressing the lived experience of asthma in non-élite sports participants. Here we examine the role of hearing, via ‘auditory attunement’ and ‘auditory work’, in sporting embodiment.

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