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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 17 new and published books in the subject of Adventure and Lifestyle Sports — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Adventure Sports Coaching

    Edited by Matt Berry, Jane Lomax, Chris Hodgson

    Coaching adventure sports is part of the core work of many adventure educators but has been largely neglected in the adventure studies literature. This is the first book to link contemporary sports coaching science with adventure sports practice. It examines the unique set of challenges faced by...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Science of Equestrian Sports

    Theory, Practice and Performance of the Equestrian Rider

    By Inga Wolframm

    The Science of Equestrian Sports is a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of the equestrian rider in sport. While most scholarship to date has focused on the horse in competition, this is the first book to collate current data relating specifically to riders. It provides valuable insight...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Philosophy and the Martial Arts

    Engagement

    Edited by Graham Priest, Damon Young

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first section concerns what philosophical...

    Published September 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Consumption and Representation of Lifestyle Sports

    Edited by Belinda Wheaton

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Since their emergence in the 1960s, lifestyle sports (also referred to as action sport, extreme sports, adventure sports) have experienced unprecedented growth both in terms of participation and in their increased visibility across public and private space. book seeks to explore the changing...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Cultural Politics of Lifestyle Sports

    By Belinda Wheaton

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    This important new study examines the changing place and meaning of lifestyle sports – parkour, surfing, skateboarding, kite-surfing and others – and asks whether they continue to pose a challenge to the dominant meanings and experience of ‘sport’ and physical culture. Drawing on a series of...

    Published July 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Outdoor Adventure and Social Theory

    Edited by Elizabeth C.J. Pike, Simon Beames

    Adventure and outdoor sports - from rock climbing to freestyle kayaking – are a modern social phenomenon that can tell us much about the relationship between sport, culture and contemporary society. In this engaging new introductory text, adventure sports are used to illustrate key concepts in...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Adventure Therapy

    Theory, Research, and Practice

    By Michael A. Gass, H.L. "Lee" Gillis, Keith C. Russell

    The evolution and history of adventure therapy, as chronicled in the second chapter of this book, well demonstrates how far this field has evolved from a “divergent therapy” into an efficacious form of therapy that engages clients on cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels. Adventure Therapy is...

    Published January 31st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Adventure Education

    An Introduction

    Edited by Chris Hodgson, Matt Berry

    Adventure Education is a form of experiential learning typically associated with activities involving risk, from cooperative games such as raft building to high adventure activities such as rock climbing. Adventure Education: An Introduction provides a comprehensive introduction to the...

    Published April 21st 2011 by Routledge

  9. Key Themes in Youth Sport

    By Ken Green

    Key Themes in Youth Sport is a concise, easy to read guide to core concepts in the study of young people’s relationship with sport, exercise and leisure. Designed to help students get to grips with the basics and go on to master the central ideas and debates in contemporary youth sport, this...

    Published September 17th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Making Sense of Sports

    5th Edition

    By Ellis Cashmore, Ellis Cashmore

    Updated, revised and enhanced with new features, the fifth edition of Making Sense of Sports is the biggest and strongest yet. Ellis Cashmore's unique multidisciplinary approach to the study of sports remains the only introduction to combine anthropology, biology, economics, history, philosophy,...

    Published September 10th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Skateboarding: Subcultures, Sites and Shifts
    Edited by Kara-Jane Lombard
    To Be Published November 1st 2015
  2. Routledge Handbook of Outdoor Studies
    Edited by Barbara Humberstone, Heather Prince, Karla Henderson
    To Be Published December 15th 2015
  3. Affect, Space and Animals
    Edited by Jopi Nyman, Nora Schuurman
    To Be Published March 1st 2016
  4. Surfing Spaces
    By Jon Anderson
    To Be Published April 1st 2016
  5. Surfing and Sustainability
    By Gregory Borne
    To Be Published April 1st 2016

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