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Soccer, CTE, and the Cultural Representation of Dementia

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posted on 29.06.2020, 11:08 by Dominic Malcolm
This article deploys a qualitative media content analysis to examine discourses linking sport, head injury and longer-term neurocognitive decline. It draws on a seminal British television documentary and associated print media coverage to demonstrate that the representation of sport-related brain injury is intricately connected to both conceptions of risk in sport and a wider social response to ageing and dementia. The article augments existing North American analyses to provide the first cross-cultural comparison of this phenomenon, and in so doing illustrates how the social prominence of cultural representations of sport-related brain injury relates in part to the distinct characteristics of the sport-related phenomenon which extend and amplify both the broader cultural crisis of concussion in sport and existing representations of dementia. The study is therefore important because it provides a unique perspective on both a key contemporary sporting issue, and this global health concern.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Sociology of Sport Journal

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© Human Kinetics

Publisher statement

Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Sociology of Sport Journal, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1123/ssj.2019-0113. © Human Kinetics, Inc.

Acceptance date

19/05/2020

ISSN

0741-1235

eISSN

1543-2785

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Dominic Malcolm. Deposit date: 27 June 2020

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