To the Extreme

To the Extreme : Alternative Sports, Inside and Out

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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.
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  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 157.5 x 234.2 x 22.4mm | 548.86g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791456668
  • 9780791456668

About Synthia Sydnor

Robert E. Rinehart teaches Kinesiology at California State University at San Bernardino. He is the author of Players All: Performances in Contemporary Sport.

Synthia Sydnor is Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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