AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF PAIN AND INJURY IN PROFESSIONAL RUGBY UNION

@article{Howe2001ANEO,
  title={AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF PAIN AND INJURY IN PROFESSIONAL RUGBY UNION},
  author={P. David Howe},
  journal={International Review for the Sociology of Sport},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={289 - 303}
}
  • P. Howe
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Education
  • International Review for the Sociology of Sport
In the professional game of Rugby Union the elimination of injury to players has become a paramount performative, and therefore financial, concern. The recognition that professional contact sports entail the potential for significant injury is becoming increasingly evident in the disciplines of sports medicine and the sociology of sport. Among the complex of factors that comprise the habitus of a rugby club will be the expectation and accommodation of factors relating to injury. This article… 

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