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Author Owton, Helen, author.

Title Sexual abuse in sport : a qualitative case study / Helen Owton.

Publication Info. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource.
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Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 21, 2016)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview -- Chapter 2 . Introducing Bella and Collaborative Autoethnography -- Chapter 3. The Grooming Process in Sport -- Chapter 4. Sexual Assault and Rape in Sport -- Chapter 5. Athlete Domestic Violence in Sport -- Chapter 6. Recovering from Sexual Abuse in Sport.
Summary This book is about sexual abuse in sport, and specifically about one girl's experience of long-term chronic abuse in sport. A 'non-conventional' approach is employed to explore the experiences of a female athlete named Bella who was groomed, sexually abused by her male coach, and then subjected to years of athlete domestic violence. Through a collaborative auto-ethnography process, these experiences are reported through vignettes and selected poems seeking to involve the reader in the grooming process of a young female athlete, so that they might react from the different social positions they currently occupy. Bella's story acts as a pedagogical resource in ways that stimulate ethical discussions and enhance knowledge of sexual abuse in sport, by assisting those involved to better understand their own 'field' and the dynamics of abuse within it, in order to develop effective abuse prevention strategies. Helen Owton is a chartered psychologist and a lecturer in Sport and Fitness in the School of Childhood, Youth and Sport at the Open University. She has published widely in sport and in the field of sexual abuse in sport, and has won a "Citation for Excellence" award from the Qualitative Methods of Psychology. Her primary research specialisms lie in innovative qualitative investigations of sporting embodiment and gender, and other research interests focus around chronic illnesses (especially asthma), women's boxing, and dance.
Subject Child sexual abuse in sports.
Sports for children -- Social aspects.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare.
Sexual Behavior.
Sports -- Psychological aspects.
Sociology of Sport and Leisure.
Crime and society.
Other Form: Printed edition: 9783319467948
ISBN 9783319467955 (electronic bk.)
3319467956 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-3-319-46795-5 doi
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