This collection of innovative studies represents the first serious academic investigation of 'lifestyle' or 'postmodern' sports, such as snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing. An exciting team of international authors argue that these activities are based around a very different set of assumptions, rules and motivations from traditional competitive sports, with emphasis being on the 'lived experience' and the consumption of new objects and technologies. As a result, lifestyle sports have a huge amount to tell us about the relationship between sport, society and culture.
|Title of host publication||Lifestyle Sport: Consumption, Identity and Difference|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||28|
|Volume||Routledge Critical Studies in Sport|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2004|
- sport and leisure cultures
Wheaton, B. (2004). Introduction: Mapping the lifestyle sport-scape. In B. Wheaton (Ed.), Lifestyle Sport: Consumption, Identity and Difference (Vol. Routledge Critical Studies in Sport, pp. 1-28). London: Routledge.