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Title To the extreme : alternative sports, inside and out / Robert E. Rinehart and Synthia Sydnor, editors.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2003]

Series SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations
SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations.
Subject Extreme sports -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Rinehart, Robert E., 1951-
Sydnor, Synthia.
Description 1 online resource (x, 436 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Proem / Robert E. Rinehart, Synthia Sydnor -- Psychotic rant / Arlo Eisenberg -- Dropping into sight commodification and co-optation of in-line skating / Robert E. Rinehart -- Journey to La Gringa / Bob Galvan -- Windsurfing: a subculture of commitment / Belinda Wheaton -- Free dimensional skydiving / Tamara Koyn -- Soaring / Synthia Sydnor -- Small bikes, big men / Brett Downs -- BMX, extreme sports, and the white male backlash / Kyle Kusz -- Out of the gene pool and into the food chain / Lee Bridgers -- Mountain biking madness / Simon Eassom -- Eco (ego?) Challenge British Columbia, 1996/ Jim Cotter -- Another kind of life adventure racing and epic expeditions / Martha Bell -- The wrong side of the thin edge / Ron Watters -- Whitewater sports from extreme to standardization / Jean-Pierre Mounet, Pierre Chifflet -- Xtreem / David Dornian -- The great divide sport climbing vs. adventure climbing / Peter Donnelly -- Vintage days in the big waves of life / Greg Page -- Expression sessions surfing, style, and prestige / Douglas Booth -- Authenticity in the skateboarding world / Becky Beal, Lisa Weidman -- Drawing lines a report from the extreme world [sic] / Jeff Howe -- May 27, 1998 / MayKirsten Kremer -- Oh say can you ski? Imperialistic construction of freedom in Warren Miller's Freeriders / Joanne Kay, Suzanne Laberge -- Snowboarding the essence is fun / Jake Burton -- Selling out snowboarding: the alternative response to commercial co-optation / Duncan Humphreys.
Summary Annotation 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1417531207 (electronic bk.)
9781417531202 (electronic bk.)
0791456668 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791456668 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
079145665X (alk. paper)
9780791456651 (alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 99806227863
OCLC # 56066765
Additional Format Print version: To the extreme. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003 0791456668 079145665X (DLC) 2002042646 (OCoLC)51020327

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