Accepting the Risks of Pain and Injury in Sport: Mediated Cultural Influences on Playing Hurt

in Sociology of Sport Journal
Restricted access

Purchase article

USD  $24.95

Student 1 year subscription

USD  $64.00

1 year subscription

USD  $85.00

Student 2 year subscription

USD  $121.00

2 year subscription

USD  $158.00

This paper considers the nature and implications of cultural messages about risk, pain, injury, and comebacks in sport that are mediated by a popular American sports magazine. The analysis is based on evidence from a content analysis of Sports Illustrated articles, the results of which suggest that athletes are exposed to a set of mediated beliefs about structural constraints, structural inducements, general cultural values, and processes of institutional rationalization and athletic socialization that collectively convey the message that they ought to accept the risks, pain, and injuries of sport.

Howard L. Nixon, II, is with Appalachian State University Department of Sociology and Social Work, Boone, NC 28608.

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 866 866 90
Full Text Views 167 167 1
PDF Downloads 229 229 1