Why would anyone do that? : lifestyle sport in the twenty-first century /

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, an...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Poulson, Stephen C., 1966- (Author, http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut)
Format: Book
Published: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]
Series:UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Global Cultural Studies.
Table of 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.