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Extreme landscapes of leisure : not a hap-hazardous sport

Author: Patrick Laviolette
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with the rise in colonial explorations and the Dangerous Sports Club of Oxford, this book examines the increasing phenomena of adventure sports such as bungy jumping, cliff jumping or  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Laviolette
ISBN: 9780754679585 0754679586 9780754698982 075469898X
OCLC Number: 662152632
Description: xx, 204 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: fearless theorising --
Poetic experience, literary encounters --
An auto-ethnography of adventurous innovation --
Risk, rescue & recreation --
Through seascape and sewer: shallow green to full brown --
Re-materialising liminal objects --
Eclipsing reason: ritualising hazards --
Conclusion: landscaping leisure and the accelerated flâneur.
Responsibility: Patrick Laviolette.

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'Through the ethnographic lens of hazardous sports and adventure-tourism Patrick Laviolette examines the paradox of recreational excess: leisure activities that combine serious decision-making, fear, Read more...

 
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