Emotions and affect in sports work: A research agenda

Avner, Zoe, Hall, Edward and Potrac, Paul (2022) Emotions and affect in sports work: A research agenda. Sport in Society. ISSN 1743-0437 (In Press)

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Abstract

Affect and emotions are integral to everyday social life, and they have, in recent years, been the subject of increased sociological theorising. Despite significant mainstream advances in the study of affect and emotions in formal and informal organisations, sports work is largely understood and practiced as a technocratic, disembodied, and linear activity. Indeed, while an embryonic body of literature has provided useful insights regarding the micropolitical dimensions of sports work, the role of affect and emotions and their related implications for sports workers remain little understood. To attend to this lacuna, this paper brings together in conversation select theorisations of affect and emotions to highlight how they might be productively drawn upon to a) advance our understanding of sports work and, relatedly, b) to promote the development of more ethical sports work practices on the other.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: affect, emotions, sports work, ethics, wellbeing
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2022 14:06
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2022 14:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49448

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