Introduction: Mapping the lifestyle sport-scape

Belinda Wheaton

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifestyle Sport: Consumption, Identity and Difference
EditorsB. Wheaton
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages28
VolumeRoutledge Critical Studies in Sport
ISBN (Print)041525955X
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004


  • lifestyle
  • masculinity
  • sport and leisure cultures
  • consumption
  • identity
  • difference


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