To the extreme: Azlternative sports, inside and out

E. Rinehart Robert, Sydnor Synthia

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTo the Extreme
Subtitle of host publicationAlternative Sports, Inside and Out
PublisherState University of New York Press
Pages1-436
Number of pages436
ISBN (Print)079145665X, 9780791456651
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Robert, E. R., & Synthia, S. (2003). To the extreme: Azlternative sports, inside and out. In To the Extreme: Alternative Sports, Inside and Out (pp. 1-436). State University of New York Press.