This chapter analyses the concept of 'counterculture' in relation to sport. It provides conceptual clarification of the origins and uses of the term 'counterculture' and questions its applicability to a range of sport forms and practices. The examples of pillow fighting and urban golf are used to highlight the applicability of the concept to new sport forms. The chapter concludes by noting the analytical potential and problems associated with theorising 'countercultural' sport as 'spectacles of rebellion'.
|Title of host publication||Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics|
|Editors||A. Bairner, J. Kelly, J.W. Lee|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Oct 2016|
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