To the Extreme: Alternative Sports, Inside and Out

Robert E. Rinehart (Editor), Synthia Sydnor (Editor)

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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)
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages450
ISBN (Print)079145665X, 9780791456651
StatePublished - Mar 2003

Publication series

NameSUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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  • Proem

    Sydnor, S., Dec 1 2003, To the Extreme: Alternative Sports, Inside and Out. Rinehart, R. E. & Sydnor, S. (eds.). State University of New York Press, p. 1-17 17 p. (SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Soaring

    Sydnor, S., Dec 1 2003, To the Extreme: Alternative Sports, Inside and Out. Rinehart, R. E. & Sydnor, S. (eds.). State University of New York Press, p. 127-141 15 p. (SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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