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By Belinda Wheaton

This vital new learn examines the altering position and which means of way of life activities – parkour, browsing, skateboarding, kite-surfing and others – and asks whether or not they proceed to pose a problem to the dominant meanings and adventure of ‘sport’ and actual tradition.

Drawing on a sequence of in-depth, empirical case-studies, the booklet deals a second look of theoretical frameworks with which way of life activities were understood, and specializes in elements in their cultural politics that experience got little recognition, relatively the racialization of way of life wearing areas. Centrally, it re-assess the political strength of way of life activities, contemplating if way of life activities cultures current substitute identities and areas that problem the dominant ideologies of activity, and the wider politics of identification, within the twenty first century.

It explores a number key modern subject matters in way of life recreation, including:

  • identity and the politics of distinction

  • commercialization and globalization

  • sportscapes, media discourse and lived fact

  • risk and accountability

  • governance and law

  • the racialization of way of life activities spaces

  • lifestyle activities outdoors of the worldwide North

  • the use of way of life activity to interact non-privileged youth

Casting new mild at the importance of recreation and carrying subcultures inside of modern society, this ebook is vital analyzing for college kids or researcher operating within the sociology of activity, rest reports or cultural studies.

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