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Ski style : sport and culture in the Rockies

Author: Annie Gilbert Coleman
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2004.
Series: Culture America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Annie Coleman has written the first cultural history of skiing in the United States, recounting how this European sport evolved into an American industry combining recreation, tourism, consumption, and wilderness - along with a solid dose of exhilaration and a dash of celebrity. She reveals how the meaning of skiing changed over the twentieth century, how sport and leisure in American came to be about status and
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coleman, Annie Gilbert.
Ski style.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2004
(OCoLC)646013853
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annie Gilbert Coleman
ISBN: 0700613412 9780700613410
OCLC Number: 55016994
Description: xii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Snowshoe itinerants and flying Norsemen : early skiing in Colorado --
The romance of downhill : Alpine skiing and resort culture in the United States --
A shack and a rope tow : Colorado skiing through World War II --
Call of the mild : the new ski industry and its landscapes --
The white West: ski town image, tourism, and community --
Shredding Aspen : resort culture and its critics --
Skiing at the beach.
Series Title: Culture America.
Responsibility: Annie Gilbert Coleman.
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"An original and important book presented with both skill and flare." �Like a good ski run, Ski Style offers sensory pleasure and variety of terrain. Filled with insights, Coleman's book should Read more...

 
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