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Skiing into Modernity : a Cultural and Environmental History

Author: Andrew Denning
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014.
Series: Sport in world history, 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Skiing into Modernity is the story of how skiing moved from Europe's Scandinavian periphery to the mountains of central Europe, where it came to define the modern Alps and set the standard for skiing across the world. Denning offers a fresh, sophisticated, and engaging cultural and environmental history of skiing that alters our understanding of the sport and reveals how leisure practices evolve in unison with our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Denning, Andrew.
Skiing into Modernity : A Cultural and Environmental History.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Denning
ISBN: 9780520959897 0520959892
OCLC Number: 899276702
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 236 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Title; Subvention; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One Taking Root; 1 An Uphill Climb; 2 A Civilizing Force; 3 A Family Feud; Part Two Modern Mobilities; 4 Joy in Movement; 5 Ecstasy in Speed; 6 Modernity in Sport; Part Three Landscapes of Leisure; 7 Consuming Alpine Skiing; 8 The Pursuit of White Gold; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Sport in world history, 3.
Responsibility: Andrew Denning.

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Tells the story of how skiing moved from Europe's Scandinavian periphery to the mountains of central Europe, where it came to define the modern Alps and set the standard for skiing across the world.  Read more...

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"[An] intellectual study." -- S. A. Riess CHOICE "A great case study ... Skiing into Modernity is a great read." -- Gulnur Tumbat Consumption Markets and Culture "Denning skillfully combines sport, Read more...

 
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