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Skydiving culture and its relation to injury risks and injury reporting
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3907-2197
Umeå University.
Umeå University.
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article explores some aspects of the Swedish skydiving culture and its relation to injury risks and injury reporting. The reference frame emerging from the analyses encompasses experiences of joy, passion and playfulness; and of injury, suffering and death. For the individual the risk of injury is viewed as an integrated element of the recreational activity, counterbalanced by its recreational value. From the findings we suggest that Swedish skydiving culture on an organisational level is carried by the local club; not the national association. Though the association has far-reaching powers over the clubs, skydiving culture at the local drop zone and formal and informal hierarchical structures among skydivers are what really decide how rules are enforced, and if incidents and injuries are reported.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, United Kingdom, 2010.
Keyword [en]
content analysis; extreme sport; injury; interviews; risk; skydiving
National Category
Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-12573OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-12573DiVA: diva2:376814
Conference
Safety 2010
Available from: 2010-12-13 Created: 2010-12-13 Last updated: 2010-12-13Bibliographically approved

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