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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 16 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. 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 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 rider in equine 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 July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 20th 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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 16th 2010 by Routledge

  9. 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 9th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Physical Activity

    Edited by Paul Davis, Charlene Weaving

    There are a broad variety of sex and gender resonances in sport, from the clash of traditional ideas of femininity and athleticism represented by female athletes, to the culture of homophobia in mainstream male sport. Despite the many sociological and cultural volumes addressing these subjects,...

    Published September 23rd 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Adventure Sports Coaching
    Edited by Matt Berry, Jane Lomax, Chris Hodgson
    To Be Published April 2nd 2015
  2. Skateboarding: Subcultures, Sites and Shifts
    Edited by Kara-Jane Lombard
    To Be Published October 31st 2015

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