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Becoming and being a Master's athlete


Palmer, C and Hookway, N and Mainsbridge, C and Vreugdenhil, A, Becoming and being a Master's athlete, ISSA 2018 Book of Abstracts, World Congress for the Sociology of Sport, 5-8 June 2018, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 77. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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This paper explores the experiences of participation in the Australian Masterís Games. Drawing on preliminary research on the 2017 event, the paper documents and analyses the ways in which Masterís athletes define and understand their social and sporting identities. As well as addressing low physical activity engagement in older life through an Ďactive ageingí lens, training for and competing in the Masterís Games offers a key source of identity-making among participants that shapes their social world more broadly.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Masters sport, ageing, leisure
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Arts not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Palmer, C (Professor Catherine Palmer)
UTAS Author:Hookway, N (Dr Nicholas Hookway)
UTAS Author:Mainsbridge, C (Mr Casey Mainsbridge)
UTAS Author:Vreugdenhil, A (Associate Professor Anthea Vreugdenhil)
ID Code:130450
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-01-25
Last Modified:2019-01-25

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