To the Extreme: Alternative Sports, Inside and Out

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To the Extreme: Alternative Sports, Inside and Out

Robert E. Rinehart, Synthia Sydnor - To the Extreme: Alternative Sports, Inside and Out
State University of New York Press | ISBN 0791456668 | PDF | 2003 | 416 pages | 2,1 MB

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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