1st Edition

Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy

Edited By Daniel Turner, Sandro Carnicelli Copyright 2017
    220 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    220 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy is the first book to develop a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between lifestyle sports and the public policy environment which frames and regulates them. Drawing on a wide range of lifestyle sports from across the globe, including parkour, skateboarding, mountain biking and climbing, it identifies the critical issues facing practitioners and policymakers as these sports become increasingly popular.

    Part I examines public sector bodies that provide lifestyle sports opportunities to the public, either through funding partners or by managing facilities themselves. Part II looks at the use of lifestyle sports to promote policy agendas such as improving public health, while Part III considers the impact of public sector regulatory actions on the lifestyle sports industry. Each part contains case studies which investigate a policy issue from the perspective of a different lifestyle sport, including some sports which have traditionally been under-represented such as rodeo and curling.

    This book is a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in lifestyle sports, leisure studies, sport tourism, leisure management or sport policy.

    1. Introduction

    [Daniel Turner and Sandro Carnicelli]

    Part I: Lifestyle Sport and Provision

    2. Performing Citizenship: Skateboarding and the Formalisation of Informal Spaces

    [Daniel Turner]

    3. The Business of Lifestyle Sport

    [Ryan J. Gagnon, Garrett A. Stone, Bob Brookover, Barry A. Garst and Spensir M. Mowery]

    4. Undisciplined Spaces: Lifestyle Sports and Sport-for-all Policies in Italy

    [Davide Sterchele, Raffaella Ferrero Camoletto, Simone Digennaro and Antonio Borgogni]

    Part II: Lifestyle Sports and Promotion

    5. Snow Sports Tourism Development Policies in Turkey

    [Korel Göymen, O Cenk Demiroglu and Cana Tülüş]

    6. Between Lifestyle Sports and Ecotourism: Public Policies for Adventure Activities in Brazil

    [Marília Martins Bandeira and Silvia Cristina Franco]

    7. Where Nature and Culture Coalesce: The Social, Cultural and Political Impact of Outdoor Recreation in Sheffield

    [James Cherrington and Maxine Gregory]

    Part III: Lifestyle Sports and Policing

    8. Contested Seascapes: Birds, Surfers and County Governors

    [Stig Løland and Tommy Langseth]

    9. A Nested Socio-Ecological Systems Approach to Understanding the Implications of Changing Surf-Reef Governance Regimes in Fiji

    [Leon Mach and Jess Ponting]

    10. Signposting Risk: Parkour Parks and the Materialities of Regulation

    [Paul Gilchrist and Guy Osborn]

    11. The Cowboy Way: Pain and the Bull Riding Lifestyle

    [Lindsey Gaston]

    12. Conclusion: Future Directions in Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy


    Daniel Turner is Programme Cluster Leader for Marketing, Events and Tourism within the School of Business and Enterprise at the University of the West of Scotland, UK. His research interests revolve around the use of socio-cultural theory to understand better the interplay between public policy and sport, events and tourism. In particular, he has written on the value of figurational sociology for analysing lifestyle sports and public policy

    Sandro Carnicelli is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Events Management and Tourism Management at the University of the West of Scotland, UK. Sandro has been working in the field of Adventure Tourism in Brazil, New Zealand and Scotland for 10 years. He was awarded the Skills Active Outdoor Recreation Research Scholarship in 2010 and the Carnegie Trust Grant in 2011 for his work on adventure guides and with event volunteers. Sandro has published articles in journals including Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Annals of Leisure Research, Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, and World Leisure