"Countercultural" sport

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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'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Sport and Politics
EditorsA. Bairner, J. Kelly, J.W. Lee
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781138792548
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2016


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