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Author Poulson, Stephen C., 1966- author.

Title Why would anyone do that? : lifestyle sport in the twenty-first century / Stephen C. Poulson.

Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction. Why Would Anyone Ride a Mountain Bike in the Middle of the Night? -- Chapter 1. Social Life and Sport -- Chapter 2. Looking for Adventure, Looking for Authenticity -- Chapter 3. Disciplining Bodies in Lifestyle Sport -- Chapter 4. Types of Lifestyle Athletes and Team Touch of Grey -- Chapter 5. Resistance to Discipline in a Cycling Community -- Chapter 6. Why So White? -- Chapter 7. Where Are the Women? -- Chapter 8. Conclusion -- Appendix -- Notes -- Index -- About the Author.
Summary Focusing largely on triathlon and "extreme" mountain biking, sociologist Stephen C. Poulson offers a fascinating exploration of the new lifestyle sports, shedding light on why people find them so compelling. Drawing on interviews with competitors, on his own experience as a participant, and other materials, Poulson looks at the commodification of the new sports, the types of people who decide to participate, those most often excluded, and whether or not participation in lifestyle sport should always be considered "good" for athletes.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Extreme sports -- Social aspects.
Sports -- Sociological aspects.
Risk-taking (Psychology)
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813564456 (electronic bk.)
081356445X (electronic bk.)
9780813575728 (e-book (epub))
0813575729 (e-book (epub))