Funding for this research was provided by:
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Received: 27 September 2017
Accepted: 8 April 2018
First Online: 23 April 2018
: The author is appointed at the Department of Medical Humanities of the VU University medical centre, and the Mulier Institute, a centre for research on sports in society. She graduated in medical sociology. Her main interests include meanings people give to sport, health and illness, especially in relation to discourses and social status positions.
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