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ImmersionMarathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity$
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Karen Throsby

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719099625

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Immersion
Author(s):

Karen Throsby

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0001

Opening with an autoethnographic extract detailing the end of the author’s English Channel swim, the chapter describes the sport of marathon swimming. It presents a working definition and a methodological account of the research on which the book is based. The chapter concludes with a summary of the chapters, highlighting the key arguments and concepts developed throughout the book.

Keywords:   Marathon swimming, Autoethnography, Immersion, Aquatic sociology

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