Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Britton, E;Foley, R
2020
June
Journal of Sport and Social Issues
Sensing Water: Uncovering Health and Well-Being in the Sea and Surf
Published
2 ()
Optional Fields
THERAPEUTIC LANDSCAPES BLUE SPACE EXPERIENCES PLACES COAST LIFE
This article considers how different recreational users engage with and utilize blue spaces as health-enabling. Informed by empirical and participatory fieldwork with surfing and sea swimming groups, we explore embodied and emotional experiences while researching directly within blue space. Given a focus on health and well-being, we identify different dimensions of how surfers and swimmers narrate those experiences while directly immersed in water during a sport/recreational activity. Such questions resonate with geographical thinking around phenomenology, active relational geographies, embodiment, emotion, and sport and leisure practice. We use a broad health promotion or enabling spaces approach to capture different emotional and embodied accounts of immersions in blue space, recognizing that this capture is emergent in and from place.
THOUSAND OAKS
0193-7235
10.1177/0193723520928597
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