Pathways to Masters Sport: Sharing Stories from Sport ‘Continuers’, ‘Rekindlers’ and ‘Late Bloomers’

@inproceedings{Dionigi2015PathwaysTM,
  title={Pathways to Masters Sport: Sharing Stories from Sport ‘Continuers’, ‘Rekindlers’ and ‘Late Bloomers’},
  author={Rylee A Dionigi},
  year={2015}
}
  • Rylee A Dionigi
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • In this chapter I draw from interview data on older athletes (over 75 years old) who regularly compete in individual sports, such as running, swimming, cycling and racquet sports (Dionigi, 2008). I make sense of this data using the work of Jones and Higgs (2010) and Bauman (2000), among others, on normative pronouncements as they relate to ageing, activity, health and fitness in contemporary society. The 7 people who are the focus of this chapter were born between 1913 and 1926. They have… CONTINUE READING

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