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dc.contributor.authorTodd, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-25T10:51:42Z
dc.date.available2011-03-25T10:51:42Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/2648
dc.description.abstractBrown (1985), Hastings et al. (1989) and more recently Stevenson (2002) have looked into the subculture of swimming and attempted gain understanding as to what affects an individual’s agency to participate and withdraw or retire from the sport. Data from interviews with three university aged, retired swimmers and self narratives written by the author, illustrate the difficulties swimmer’s experience in terms their identity construction and transformation throughout their careers, from socialisation through to retirement. The transition from swimmer to 'ex-swimmer' is problematic in terms of the individual’s identity perception and their capacity for multiple identities (Coakley, 1993) and this becomes apparent within the context of a university setting.en_GB
dc.formatThesisen
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Wales Institute Cardiffen
dc.subjectSport Sociologyen_GB
dc.subjectIdentityen_GB
dc.titleIdentity and Swimmingen_GB
dc.typeThesisen_GB


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