hh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Performance of Masculinity Through Extreme Sports
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR), The Social Organisation of Participation (DSO).
2009 (English)In: Idrottsforum.org, ISSN 1652-7224Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

A limited part of sport studies concerns itself with a limited part of sports, viz. the so-called extreme sports. One might expect these modern expressions of the need for physical activity and perilous adventures would generate more interest from sport sociologists and psychologist than is witnessed by the body of publications in the area. It’s reasonable to suggest that studies of phenomena outside the norm, beyond mainstream, is valuable not only for what is reveals of those phenomena, but just as much for what it tells us about the normal, the everyday life most of us live. An illustrative example of this is a new book by Victoria Robinson, established and productive sociologist in the field of gender studies at Sheffield University. The book, with the working title “A Different Kind of Hard: Everyday Masculinities, Identity and Rock Climbing”, was published by Berg Publishers in 2008 without the obvious innuendo as Everyday Masculinities and Extreme Sport: Male Identity and Rock Climbing. Robinsons book, reviewed here by Dr. Åke Nilsén, also a sociologist and researcher in the field of extreme sports, is a study of male climbers and the construction of their masculinity in relation to the everyday male identity. Our reviewer would have liked a macro level analysis, but he is on the whole very positive to Robinson’s effort.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009.
Keywords [sv]
Recensioner, Extremsport, Maskulinitet
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-5828OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-5828DiVA, id: diva2:352205
Note

Published 6 June 2009. Review of: Victoria Robinson "Everyday Masculinities and Extreme Sport: Male Identity and Rock Climbing"

Available from: 2010-09-19 Created: 2010-09-19 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Idrottsforum.org

Authority records BETA

Nilsén, Åke

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Nilsén, Åke
By organisation
The Social Organisation of Participation (DSO)
Social Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 171 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf