By Belinda Wheaton
The earlier decade has visible a major progress within the acclaim for actions like skateboarding and skiing; activities which were labelled as 'extreme' or 'lifestyle' and which embrace 'alternative' wearing values reminiscent of anti-competitiveness, anti-regulation, excessive probability and private freedom. the recognition of those actions is going past the teenage male adolescence that the media typify as their major shoppers. This booklet examines the recognition, importance and that means of way of life game, exploring the sociological importance of those actions, fairly as relating to their intake, and the expression of politics of identification and distinction.
Including much specific ethnographic study paintings with skaters, surfers, windsurfers, climbers, event racers, and supreme frisbee players., the imperative issues explored in The Cultural Politics of way of life activities include:
- How could we describe way of life sports?
- What effect do advertisement forces have on way of life sports?
- Do way of life activities problem the hegemonic masculinities inherent in a conventional activity environment?
This publication is a compelling exploration of activity as a lifestyle, and is an important source for any lecturer or pupil drawn to Sociology and Cultural experiences in a activities context.