Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice

Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice

Hardback Global Culture and Sport

By (author) Holly Thorpe

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Hardback | 324 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 19mm | 603g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230579442
  • ISBN 13: 9780230579446
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 904,856

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This book provides the first in-depth analysis of the global phenomenon of snowboarding culture. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, it offers key insights into the sport, lifestyle, industry, media, gender relations, travel, and physical experience of snowboarding, in both historical and contemporary contexts.

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Author information

HOLLY THORPE Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport and Leisure Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She has published widely on the topics of sociology of sport, social theory, physical youth culture, gender, and extreme sports.

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"There is no other text that explores and reveals the complex nature of snowboarding culture in such depth. It must therefore be seen as a cutting-edge offering, not just in snowboarding subculture but in embodied theorising through multi-modes of data generation and multi-disciplinary social theorising ... This book joins the large body of excellent qualitative work in the field of sport subculture, its complexities and how they can be scrutinised and revealed through theory. Its quality and breadth of theory together with its skilful application will ensure its worthy place on the reading lists of cultural studies students for many years to come." - Leisure Studies

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introducing a Sociology of Snowboarding Bodies Remembering the Snowboarding Body Producing and Consuming the Snowboarding Body Representing the Boarding Body: Discourse, Power and the Snowboarding Media Cultural Boarding Bodies: Status, Style and Symbolic Capital Female Boarding Bodies: Betties, Babes and Bad-Asses Male Boarding Bodies: Pleasure, Pain and Performance Transnational Boarding Bodies: Travel, Tourism and Lifestyle Sport Migration Sensual Snowboarding Bodies in Affective Spaces Body Politics, Social Change and the Future of Physical Cultural Studies Bibliography Notes Index