To the extreme: Azlternative sports, inside and out

E. Rinehart Robert, Sydnor Synthia

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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
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.