To the Extreme: Alternative Sports, Inside and Out available in Hardcover
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- State University of New York Press
Insider and outsider narratives on the essence of modern “extreme” sports.
An international array of authors, including some prominent extreme athletes like Jake Burton and Arlo Eisenberg, look at a variety of issues and concerns within the new action extreme sports that are gaining popularity throughout the world. For each sport, an interpretation is presented through two essays: one written by a scholar active in some aspect of research for the given activity, and another by a practitioner/athlete who writes “from the inside out.” The juxtaposed essays confront questions about the essence of sport such as, What is sport?; How does it originate?; and What is its use, value, and function? This book offers a fascinating look at how twentieth- and twenty-first-century sport forms emerge, proliferate, and take hold in a sport-crazy world.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations Series|
|Product dimensions:||1.13(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Robert E. Rinehart teaches Kinesiology at California State University at San Bernardino. He is the author of Players All: Performances in Contemporary Sport.
Synthia Sydnor is Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Table of Contents
Robert E. Rinehart and Synthia Sydnor
2. PSYCHOTIC RANT
3. DROPPING INTO SIGHT
Commodification and Co-Optation of In-Line Skating
Robert E. Rinehart
4. JOURNEY TO LA GRINGA
A Subculture of Commitment
6. FREE DIMENSIONAL SKYDIVING
8. SMALL BIKES, BIG MEN
9. BMX, EXTREME SPORTS, AND THE WHITE MALE BACKLASH
10. OUT OF THE GENE POOL AND INTO THE FOOD CHAIN
11. MOUNTAIN BIKING MADNESS
12. ECO (EGO?) CHALLENGE
British Columbia, 1996
13. "ANOTHER KIND OF LIFE"
Adventure Racing and Epic Expeditions
14. THE WRONG SIDE OF THE THIN EDGE
15. WHITEWATER SPORTS
From Extreme to Standardization
Jean-Pierre Mounet and Pierre Chifflet
17. THE GREAT DIVIDE
Sport Climbing vs. Adventure Climbing
18. VINTAGE DAYS IN THE BIG WAVES OF LIFE
19. EXPRESSION SESSIONS
Surfing, Style, and Prestige
20. AUTHENTICITY IN THE SKATEBOARDING WORLD
Becky Beal and Lisa Weidman
21. DRAWING LINES
A Report from the Extreme World (sic)
22. MAY 27, 1998
23. OH SAY CAN YOU SKI?
Imperialistic Construction of Freedom in Warren Miller's Freeriders
Joanne Kay and Suzanne Laberge
The Essence Is Fun
25. SELLING OUT SNOWBOARDING
The Alternative Response to Commercial Co-optation