/Highlights/ Running to Run - Prof. Emmanuelle Tulle (Pt 1) - Meaningful Sport Series
Athletes often become acutely aware of ageing in ways that people who are not involved in sport do not. But how do athletes construct meaning in sport in later life and how do they maintain their bodily capital? Emmanuelle Tulle's fascinating research on Veteran/Masters runners helps us to answer these questions. We also discuss the gendered construction of running careers in later life and the problems associated with the increasingly medicalised understandings of physical activity and ageing. What are the alternative narratives that we can individually and collectively construct about ageing and PA/sports?
Emmanuelle Tulle is Professor of Sociology at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her scholarly work has focused on theorising how older people make sense of and manage the process of bodily ageing from a cultural perspective. You can find out more about her work here.