Triathlon, suffering and exciting significance

@article{Atkinson2008TriathlonSA,
  title={Triathlon, suffering and exciting significance},
  author={Michael Atkinson},
  journal={Leisure Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={165 - 180}
}
In this article, I examine how triathletes learn to physically manage, socially perform and individually reflect upon the endurance sport of triathlon as a microcosm of the ‘civilising process’. Elias’s particular conceptualisation of habitus is centrally utilised to explain why, at this particular point in civilising processes, more men and women in factions of the Canadian middle class quest for ‘exciting significance’ through gruelling endurance sports like triathlon (swim‐bike‐run… Expand
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