Adventure and Lifestyle Sports Products

  • Routledge International Handbook of Outdoor Studies

    Edited by Barbara Humberstone, Heather Prince, Karla A. Henderson

    The ‘outdoors’ is a physical and ideological space in which people engage with their environment, but it is also an important vehicle for learning and for leisure. The Routledge Handbook of Outdoor Studies is the first book to attempt to define and survey the multi-disciplinary set of approaches…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Affect, Space and Animals

    Edited by Jopi Nyman, Nora Schuurman

    In recent years, animals have entered the focus of the social and cultural sciences, resulting in the emergence of the new field of human–animal studies. This book investigates the relationships between humans and animals, paying particular attention to the role of affect, space, and animal…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • Skateboarding

    Subcultures, Sites and Shifts

    Edited by Kara-Jane Lombard

    This book explores the cultural, social, spatial, and political dynamics of skateboarding, drawing on contributions from leading international experts across a range of disciplines, such as sociology and philosophy of sport, architecture, anthropology, ecology, cultural studies, sociology,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2015-03-27

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04

  • Philosophy and the Martial Arts


    Edited by Graham Priest, Damon Young

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-09-26
    Ethics and Sport

  • The Consumption and Representation of Lifestyle Sports

    Edited by Belinda Wheaton

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • The Cultural Politics of Lifestyle Sports

    By Belinda Wheaton

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-07-23
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2013-04-10

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2012-01-31

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2011-04-21

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2010-09-17

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