Extreme Landscapes of Leisure

Extreme Landscapes of Leisure

Author: Patrick Laviolette

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754679586

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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An investigation into the increasing popularity of adventure sports like bungy jumping, surfing and parkour. Taking an ethnographic approach, the book examines what attracts humans to interact with extreme landscapes and the impact such interactions have on society as a whole, the individuals involved and the landscapes themselves. The book also addresses how best to reconcile enjoyment of adventure sports with a moral responsibility towards the environment.
Extreme Landscapes of Leisure
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Patrick Laviolette
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

An investigation into the increasing popularity of adventure sports like bungy jumping, surfing and parkour. Taking an ethnographic approach, the book examines what attracts humans to interact with extreme landscapes and the impact such interactions have on society as a whole, the individuals involved and the landscapes themselves. The book
Extreme Landscapes of Leisure
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Patrick Laviolette
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-15 - Publisher: Routledge

In recent years, there has been an increased engagement throughout the social sciences with the study of extreme places and practices. Dangerous games and adventure tours have shifted from being marginal, exotic or mad to being more than merely acceptable. They are now exemplary, mainstream even: there are a variety
Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies
Language: en
Pages: 632
Authors: Tony Blackshaw
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-18 - Publisher: Routledge

This landmark publication brings together some of the most perceptive commentators of the present moment to explore core ideas and cutting edge developments in the field of Leisure Studies. It offers important new insights into the dynamics of the transformation of leisure in contemporary societies, tracing the emergent issues at
Handbook of Leisure, Physical Activity, Sports, Recreation and Quality of Life
Language: en
Pages: 451
Authors: Lía Rodriguez de la Vega, Walter N. Toscano
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-23 - Publisher: Springer

This handbook provides an overview and synthesis of relevant literature related to leisure and recreation, and physical activity and its relationship to quality of life. Divided into two parts, the text presents the analysis of leisure and recreation studies and physical activities and sports, with diverse populations. The first part
Anthropology of Landscape
Language: en
Pages: 349
Authors: Christopher Tilley, Kate Cameron-Daum
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-01 - Publisher: UCL Press

An Anthropology of Landscape tells the fascinating story of a heathland landscape in south-west England and the way different individuals and groups engage with it. Based on a long-term anthropological study, the book emphasises four individual themes: embodied identities, the landscape as a sensuous material form that is acted upon