Sports, Pain and Injury

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Liston examines the main areas of development in the study of sports, pain, and injury, highlighting the presence and normalization of risk. She discusses a paradox where, as sports people move up the competitive sporting ladder, their bodies begin
to break and wear down through health-compromising behaviors such as the acceptance of pain and injury. Liston uses the example of concussions and their effects on National Football League (NFL) and rugby union athletes to illustrate the risk associated with and accepted in sports.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Business and Culture of Sports
Subtitle of host publicationSociety, Politics, Economy, Environment
EditorsJoseph Maguire, Mark Falcous, Katie Liston
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780028665030
ISBN (Print)9780028665009
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 30 Nov 2018


  • sport
  • pain
  • injury
  • risk
  • concussion
  • precaution

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  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Concussion: Culture eats protocol for breakfast

    Katie Liston (Speaker)

    19 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Research Output

    • 1 Conference contribution

    The Social Epidemiology of Concussion: Too Much Information and Not Enough Knowledge

    Liston, KK., 19 Dec 2017, (Accepted/In press) Unknown Host Publication. Not applicable, 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Cite this

    Liston, K. (Accepted/In press). Sports, Pain and Injury. In J. Maguire, M. Falcous, & K. Liston (Eds.), The Business and Culture of Sports: Society, Politics, Economy, Environment (1st ed., Vol. 2, pp. 127-144). Gale.