Running Identity and Meaning

Running, Identity and Meaning showcases how gender, class, age and ethnicity influence whether and how different groups participate in the sport, and explores its role in the reproduction of social structure and the search for distinction.

Author: Neil Baxter

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781800433663

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Running, Identity and Meaning showcases how gender, class, age and ethnicity influence whether and how different groups participate in the sport, and explores its role in the reproduction of social structure and the search for distinction.
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Endurance Running

... running identity from a macro and micro perspective, I think that when taken together, our differing approaches do shed some insights into the role of distance running in individuals« lives as well as the meaning of running in the ...

Author: William Bridel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317609377

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Running is a fundamental human activity and holds an important place in popular culture. In recent decades it has exploded in popularity as a leisure pursuit, with marathons and endurance challenges exerting a strong fascination. Endurance Running is the first collection of original qualitative research to examine distance running through a socio-cultural lens, with a general objective of understanding the concept and meaning of endurance historically and in contemporary times. Adopting diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to explore topics such as historical conceptualizations of endurance, lived experiences of endurance running, and the meaning of endurance in individual lives, the book reveals how the biological, historical, psychological, and sociological converge to form contextually specific ideas about endurance running and runners. Endurance Running is an essential book for anybody researching across the entire spectrum of endurance sports and fascinating reading for anybody working in the sociology of sport or the body, cultural studies or behavioural science.
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The Routledge Handbook of Events

This theme was linked to the search for a running identity amongst participants, exploring how meaning was created through engagement with the distance-running social world. In doing so, the study also explored the enduring benefits of ...

Author: Stephen J. Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000052770

Category: Business & Economics

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The Routledge Handbook of Events explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies associated with the rapidly expanding domain of Event Studies. It brings together leading specialists from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, to provide a state-of-the-art review on the evolution of the subject. The first edition was a landmark study which examined how event research had evolved and developed from a range of different social science subject areas and disciplines. The Handbook was the first critique of the extent to which the subject had developed into a major area of social science inquiry. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect crucial developments in the field and includes brand new sections on ever-important aspects of Event Studies such as: anthropology, hospitality, seasonality, knowledge management, accessibility, diversity and human rights, as well as new studies on ‘the eventful city’ and the benefits of events in older life. The book is divided into four inter-related sections. Section 1 introduces and evaluates the concept of events. Section 2 critically reviews the relationship between events and other disciplines such as the contribution of economics, psychology and geography to the critical discourse of Event Studies. Section 3 focuses on the business, operational and strategic management of events, while the final section crucially focuses on critical events as a new paradigm within the burgeoning literature on Events. It offers the reader a comprehensive and critical synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking associated with events research, edited by two of the leading scholars in the field. The text will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in Events Studies, encouraging dialogue that will span across disciplinary boundaries and other areas of study. It is an essential guide for anyone interested in events research.
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Sport Gender and Mega Events

Previous. Volumes. Running, Identity and Meaning: The Pursuit of Distinction through Sport - Neil Baxter Gender, Athletes' Rights, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport - Helen Lenskyj ...

Author: Katherine Dashper

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839829369

Category: Social Science

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This volume unpicks mega-events as gendered entities and showcases how they both position athletes in relation to one of two binary sex positions and also push the boundaries of what we see and accept as a recognisably gendered male or female body.
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Running with Fire

Catalan ethnic identity is an ongoing process of transformation, negotiation and meaning-making that is set within and draws sustaining energies from a field of dynamic and ambiguous connections.

Author: Eloise Hummell

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ISBN: OCLC:1102649587

Category: Catalans

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Catalan ethnic identity is an ongoing process of transformation, negotiation and meaning-making that is set within and draws sustaining energies from a field of dynamic and ambiguous connections. Many social theorists label Catalan people as an ethnic group yet very little work has focused specifically on the ongoing formation of Catalan ethnic identity. Catalans are most often mentioned alongside Basque, Québécois, Scots, Celts and Flemish. That is, they are usually categorised with groups that exhibit strong nationalist sentiments or are considered as nations-without-states. As the vast majority of works on Catalan identity focus on nationalism and few on ethnicity, I saw an opportunity to utilise an ethnicity framework to better understand an 'identity under construction', an identity that is responding in novel ways to present conditions to assert difference and uniqueness. Catalan people are not, however, simply affirming existing difference, but forging a contemporary identity that draws on tensions and ambiguities, and resists reductive inclusion into a dominant Spanish identity. I argue that there is a foreshortening of the full significance of Catalan identity construction if the interpretive grid supplied only by nationalism is invoked. This thesis harnesses the potentials of ethnicity theory to propose that the Catalan struggle for identity embraces complexities and creativities that resist attempts to resolve their identity into particular scripted meanings or contained 'essences'. Ethnographic fieldwork has enabled engagement in the everyday worlds where Catalan ethnicity 'happens' to develop nuanced understandings of being and feeling Catalan within contemporary contexts of change and contestation.
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Wilderness Science in a Time of Change Conference

While the river experience and emergent river identity are associated with the backcountry ( “ wilderness ... it may have an enduring impact on the individual , river running is less central to his or her overall definition of self .

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ISBN: UCR:31210016627059

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Tourist Experience

The sense of social identity as a runner was reinforced by the special meaning and association attached to the vest, Tshirt, ... other identities, such aswork or family, although stillpredominantly focusing upon the running identity.

Author: Richard Sharpley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135146696

Category: Business & Economics

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To consume tourism is to consume experiences. An understanding of the ways in which tourists experience the places and people they visit is therefore fundamental to the study of the consumption of tourism. Consequently, it is not surprising that attention has long been paid in the tourism literature to particular perspectives on the tourist experience, including demand factors, tourist motivation, typologies of tourists and issues related to authenticity, commodification, image and perception. However, as tourism has continued to expand in both scale and scope, and as tourists’ needs and expectations have become more diverse and complex in response to transformations in the dynamic socio-cultural world of tourism, so too have tourist experiences. Tourist Experience provides a focused analysis into tourist experiences that reflect their ever-increasing diversity and complexity, and their significance and meaning to tourists themselves. Written by leading international scholars, it offers new insights into emergent behaviours, motivations and sought meanings on the part of tourists based on five contemporary themes determined by current research activity in tourism experience: dark tourism experiences, experiencing poor places, sport tourism experiences, writing the tourist experience and researching tourist experiences: methodological approaches. The book critically explores these experiences from multidisciplinary perspectives and includes case studies from a wide range of geographical regions. By analyzing these contemporary tourist experiences, the book will provide further understanding of the consumption of tourism.
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Running in the Zone

Still, somehow I knew I would always come back to running as a grounding point in my life. After four years at UBC, ... and losing my running-identity, and convinced me that I needed to get out of the house and start running again.

Author: King, Steve

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412068574

Category: Running

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Twenty-six runners ranging in age from 46 to 76 share their secrets, motivations and experiences in the fields of running. All are active runners and many presently hold world age-class records. Some have held world records and have achieved world level performances at the Olympics, Commonwealth and European games. But, Running in the Zone isn’t about super achievement, it is about getting the most out the running experience regardless of age or even ability. This book is for anyone interested in running and running-related sports, whether they are elite age-class runners wanting to keep up performances or newcomers, considering taking up running in their middle or even advanced years. Many of the contributors didn’t start running until they were over 40 and some didn’t achieve their best personal performances until they were in their 50’s. You will meet men and women who have a life-long interest in running as well as those who took it up as personal challenges. All are inspiring in one way or another and have something valuable to teach, not necessarily about running, per se, but rather personal satisfaction, giving back through voluntarism and commitment to a goal or purpose. The book was the idea of editors, Steve King and Dan Cumming, and has come together through Steve’s contacts in the world of running and Dan’s love of running and editorial ability to pull the best out of a story. Both Steve and Dan have a long-term relationship with the sport. They both perceived that a growing number of older runners are involved in the running and that Running in the Zone would answer many of the needs of this group of active men and women, helping them to get the best out of one of the most fundamental of athletic endeavors. For more information, visit author's blog: www.runninginthezone.ca
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The Routledge International Handbook of Organizational Autoethnography

To conceptualize how these transformations are achieved in mundane routines, we have employed the identity work ... The very meaning of running was fundamentally changed for us both, and we became much more cautious and careful runners, ...

Author: Andrew F. Herrmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429614903

Category: Social Science

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For nearly 40 years researchers have been using narratives and stories to understand larger cultural issues through the lenses of their personal experiences. There is an increasing recognition that autoethnographic approaches to work and organizations add to our knowledge of both personal identity and organizational scholarship. By using personal narrative and autoethnographic approaches, this research focuses on the working lives of individual people within the organizations for which they work. This international handbook includes chapters that provide multiple overarching perspectives to organizational autoethnography including views from fields such as critical, postcolonial and queer studies. It also tackles specific organizational processes, including organizational exits, grief, fandom, and workplace bullying, as well as highlighting the ethical implications of writing organizational research from a personal narrative approach. Contributors also provide autoethnographies about the military, health care and academia, in addition to approaches from various subdisciplines such as marketing, economics, and documentary film work. Contributions from the US, the UK, Europe, and the Global South span disciplines such as organizational studies and ethnography, communication studies, business studies, and theatre and performance to provide a comprehensive map of this wide-reaching area of qualitative research. This handbook will therefore be of interest to both graduate and postgraduate students as well as practicing researchers.
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Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health

When individuals perceive they have behaved inconsistently with their exercise identity meaning (e.g., ... Strachan and colleagues (2005) prospectively examined identification with running among a sample of maintenance runners and found ...

Author: Panteleimon Ekkekakis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136477805

Category: Medical

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A growing body of evidence shows that physical activity can be a cost-effective and safe intervention for the prevention and treatment of a wide range of mental health problems. As researchers and clinicians around the world look for evidence-supported alternatives and complements to established forms of therapy (medication and psychotherapy), interest in physical activity mounts. The Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health offers the most comprehensive review of the research evidence on the effects of physical activity on multiple facets of mental health. Written by a team of world-leading international experts, the book covers ten thematic areas: physical activity and the ‘feel good’ effect anxiety disorders depression and mood disorders self-perceptions and self-evaluations cognitive function across the lifespan psychosocial stress pain energy and fatigue addictions quality of life in special populations. This volume presents a balanced assessment of the research evidence, highlights important directions for future work, and draws clear links between theory, research, and clinical practice. As the most complete and authoritative resource on the topic of physical activity and mental health, this is essential reading for researchers, students and practitioners in a wide range of fields, including clinical and health psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, behavioural and preventive medicine, gerontology, nursing, public health and primary care.
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What are Archives

Fuhrer then equates meaning with identity and defines identity as a process through which the self continually constructs or ... Archives in a Media Context Running parallel with these developments are those in the media context — that ...

Author: Louise Craven

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754673103

Category: Law

Page: 196

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In the UK, professional texts on archives concentrate on the how, not the why, of professional archival work. At the same time, studies of the theoretical role of the archive and the text are undertaken in other academic disciplines and there is an established forum for the discussion of related issues. This book invites the archivist to that arena of discussion and encourages archivists to step away from the practicalities of keeping archives, and to consider what it is they actually do in the cultural context of the early 21st century.
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Civil War Interstate War Hybrid War

... certain identity markers are emphasized in the course of such a delimitation and, consequently, form collective identities running along it. Reproduction or transformation of dominant understandings and meanings takes place through ...

Author: Jakob Hauter

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783838213835

Category: Political Science

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This volume of collected papers takes stock of what has become known about the war in eastern Ukraine’s Donets Basin (Donbas) between April 2014 and mid-2020. It provides an introduction to the conflict and illustrates the key point of contention in the academic debate surrounding it—the question whether this war is primarily an internal Ukrainian phenomenon or the result of a covert Russian invasion. The contributions by recognized specialists from Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and Japan offer multifaceted views and insights into this long-lasting conflict for both expert readers and those who are new to the topic. The volume’s contributors are Tymofii Brik, Jakob Hauter, Sanshiro Hosaka, Yuriy Matsiyevsky, Nikolay Mitrokhin, Maximilian Kranich, and Ulrich Schneckener.
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A Lens on Deaf Identities

a different kind of Deaf cultural identity may manifest itself in a situation involving a specific Deaf ethnic group. ... of the personal self and one's psychological motivation to reshape meaning and self-perceptions (Kegan, 1982).

Author: Irene Leigh

Publisher: Perspectives on Deafness

ISBN: 9780195320664

Category: Education

Page: 223

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This title explores identity formation in deaf persons. It looks at the major influences on deaf identity, including the relatively recent formal recognition of a deaf culture, the different internalized models of disability and deafness, and the appearance of deaf identity theories in the psychological literature.
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Ageing The Body and Social Change

These are also reflexively experienced and given meaning through the recourse to a range of metaphors, like mechanical or work metaphors. I will also show that this body work impacts on identity, that is on the achievement of a running ...

Author: E. Tulle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230227637

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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The book explores the relationship between embodiment and the production of the key structures which frame agency to map out potential for social change. It uses modalities of ageing embodiment in the context of sport participation in later life, specifically Master athletics, including barriers, opportunities and physiological dimensions.
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The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox

The authors propose the construct of identity elasticity—defined as “tensions that simultaneously stretch, ... out of poverty through employment and a business mission of running an operationally sustainable IT outsourcing business.

Author: Wendy K. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191069383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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The notion of paradox dates back to ancient philosophy, yet only recently have scholars started to explore this idea in organizational phenomena. Two decades ago, a handful of provocative theorists urged researchers to take seriously the study of paradox, and thereby deepen our understanding of plurality, tensions, and contradictions in organizational life. Studies of organizational paradox have grown exponentially over the past two decades, canvassing varied phenomena, methods, and levels of analysis. These studies have explored such tensions as today and tomorrow, global integration and local distinctions, collaboration and competition, self and others, mission and markets. Yet even with both the depth and breadth of interest in organizational paradoxes, key issues around definitions and application remain. This handbook seeks to aid, engage, and fuel the expanding interest in organizational paradox. Contributions to this volume depict how paradox studies inform, and are informed, by other theoretical perspectives, while creating a resource that enables scholars to learn about and apply this lens across varied organizational phenomena. The increasing complexity, volatility, and ambiguity in our world continually surfaces paradoxical dynamics. Thus, this handbook offers insights to scholars across organizational theory.
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New Directions in Identity Theory and Research

Understanding the meanings these identities have for individuals and how they experience the identity process will provide ... However, growing populations of individuals are claiming roles running counter to normative expectations.

Author: Jan E. Stets

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190457556

Category: Psychology

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Over the past four decades - and most especially in recent years as issues of identity continue to play out across the public stage - identity theory has developed into one of the most fascinating and active research programs within the spheres of sociological social psychology. Having emerged out of a landmark 2014 national conference that sought to integrate various research programs and to honor the groundbreaking work of Dr. Peter J. Burke, New Directions in Identity Theory and Research brings together the pioneers, scholars, and researchers of identity theory as they present the important theoretical, methodological, and substantive work in identity theory today. Edited by Dr. Jan E. Stets and Dr. Richard T. Serpe, this volume asserts that researchers and scholars can no longer rely on using samples, measures, concepts, and mechanisms that limit the overall advancement of identity theory and research. Instead, as Stets and Serpe contend in their introductory chapter, "Researchers constantly must try out new ideas, test the ideas with more refined measures, use samples that are representative yet racially and ethnically diverse, and employ methods (perhaps mixed methods) that capture the different dimensions of the identity process." This book is the truest testament to this idea. In New Directions in Identity Theory and Research, Stets, Serpe, and contributing authors urge readers to think outside the box by providing the road map necessary to guide future work and thought in this emerging field.
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Brand Meaning

People construct identities for themselves employing a variety of means, including brands and the meanings that they come to ... or more usually unconsciously, are intertwined with the archetypal patterns running through our psyche.

Author: Mark Batey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780805864557

Category: Business & Economics

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How a company 'positions' a brand is not necessarily how the consumer perceives that brand. Brands allow marketers to add meaning to products and services, but it is consumers who ultimately determine what a brand means. The sources of brand meaning are many and varied, as are the ways in which meanings become attached to brands. Brand Meaning takes a comprehensive and holistic look at how consumers find and create meaning in brands. It explores the fundamental conscious and unconscious elements that connect people with products and brands. Traditional marketing concepts are questioned, and a new brand meaning framework is put forward. The book lays out new and fertile territory for the understanding of how brands can both assimilate and provide meaning. It will leave readers with a better appreciation of what brand means and what brands mean. Primarily intended as a supplemental reader for undergraduate, graduate and MBA courses, the book's scope should also make it rewarding and valuable reading for practitioners in the fields of marketing and advertising.
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Music and German National Identity

The earliest articulation of music's meaning and of its relationship to national identity came from among those twenty ... For instance, Friedrich Rochlitz, the founding editor of the long-running Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung in ...

Author: Celia Applegate

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226021317

Category: Music

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Concert halls all over the world feature mostly the works of German and Austrian composers as their standard repertoire: composers like the three "Bs" of classical music, Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, all of whom are German. Over the past three centuries, many supporters of German music have even nurtured the notion that the German-speaking world possesses a peculiar strength in the cultivation of music. This book brings together seventeen contributors from the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, history, and German literature to explore these questions: how music came to be associated with German identity, when and how Germans came to be regarded as the "people of music," and how music came to be designated "the most German of arts." Unlike previous volumes on this topic, many of which focused primarily on Wagner and Nazism, the essays here are wide-ranging and comprehensive, examining philosophy, literature, politics, and social currents as well as the creation and performance of folk music, art music, church music, jazz, rock, and pop. The result is a striking volume, adeptly addressing the complexity and variety of ways in which music insinuated itself into the German national imagination and how it has continued to play a central role in the shaping of a German identity. Contributors to this volume: Celia Applegate Doris L. Bergen Philip Bohlman Joy Haslam Calico Bruce Campbell John Daverio Thomas S. Grey Jost Hermand Michael H. Kater Gesa Kordes Edward Larkey Bruno Nettl Uta G. Poiger Pamela Potter Albrecht Riethmüller Bernd Sponheuer Hans Rudolf Vaget
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Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces

It is in the differences between meanings given to a symbol that the boundaries between different identities lie, ... member of a fearsome alien species of cybernetic monsters from the long-running BBC TV science fiction series Dr Who.

Author: Christopher Howgego

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199237840

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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Coins were the most deliberate of all symbols of public communal identities, yet the Roman historian will look in vain for any good introduction to, or systematic treatment of, the subject. Sixteen leading international scholars have sought to address this need by producing this authoritative collection of essays, which ranges over the whole Roman world from Britain to Egypt, from 200 BC to AD 300. The subject is approached through surveys of the broad geographical and chronological structure of the evidence, through chapters which focus on ways of expressing identity, and through regional studies which place the numismatic evidence in local context.
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Order on the Edge of Chaos

These meanings from the shared culture have been internalized by the identity holder, and perhaps modified some to fit ... For example, people learn what their car sounds like when it is running well, and they can tell that it is making ...

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