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  • Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practiceby Dr Holly Thorpe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    This book provides the first in-depth analysis of the global phenomenon of snowboarding culture. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, it offers key insights into the sport, lifestyle, industry, media, gender relations, travel, and physical experience of snowboarding, in both historical and contemporary contexts. more...

  • Snowboarding: The Ultimate Guideby Holly Thorpe

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    While snowboarding didn't become a commercial success until the early 1980s, the roots of the modern snowboard go back to at least 1964, when Sherman Poppen invented the "Snurfer" by bolting two skis together and adding a rope for stability. Today snowboarding is one of the most prominent and appealing youth sports. Want proof? Professional snowboarder... more...

  • Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport Culturesby Holly Thorpe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book contributes to recent debates in transnationalism, mobilities and migration studies by offering the first in-depth sociological examination of the global phenomenon of action sports and the transnational networks and connections being established within and across local contexts around the world. more...

  • Women in Action Sport Culturesby Holly Thorpe; Rebecca Olive

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 116.82

    Young, white men have dominated action sports for many years, yet women have refused to accept positions on the margins of these unique sporting cultures. Developing in a different context to many traditional sports, girls and women have adopted highly proactive approaches and developed unique strategies to negotiate space alongside their male... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studiesby Michael L. Silk; David L. Andrews; Holly Thorpe

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 67.95

    Physical cultural studies (PCS) is a dynamic and rapidly developing field of study. This handbook offers the first definitive account of the state of the art in PCS, showcasing the latest research and methodological approaches. It examines the boundaries, preoccupations, theories and politics of PCS, drawing on transdisciplinary expertise from areas... more...

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