Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship

Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport Cultures

Authors: Thorpe, H.

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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.

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"Holly Thorpe has produced an outstanding sociological study of action sports within the global context. I particularly enjoyed the book's highly insightful, creative and critical engagement with contemporary theories of transnationalism and mobility to understand the cultural politics and contemporary practices of action sports. This analysis draws on very rich data that has been derived from many years of fieldwork and interviews across the world. The book will be essential reading for all academics, students and wider readers who are interested in sport, migration, transnationalism, and the social and cultural aspects of globalization." - Richard Giulianotti, Loughborough University, UK

'This is an all-action account of the geography and sociology of action sports. It is a really interesting and entertaining read - strongly recommended.' - John Urry, Lancaster Universit, UK

'An invaluable interdisciplinary contribution to the understanding of both action sport cultures and, more generally, the network of flows and mobilities that constitute the transnational condition. Transnational Mobilities is a complex and comprehensive discussion, characterized by a compelling synthesis of theoretical depth and empirical insight.' - David Andrews, University of Maryland, US


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Transnational Mobilities and Action Sport Cultures: Conceptual, Theoretical and Methodological Considerations

    Thorpe, Holly

    Pages 1-31

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  • Producing Transnational Networks: Action Sport Companies, Media and Events

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    Pages 35-67

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  • Digital Media and the Transnational Imaginary: Virtual Memorialization of Global Action Sport Stars

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    Pages 68-103

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  • Corporeal Mobilities in Action Sport Cultures: Tourists, Professionals and Seasonal Migrants

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    Pages 107-135

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  • Pleasure, Play and Everyday Politics in Transnational Action Sport Destinations

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    Pages 136-176

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport Cultures
Authors
Series Title
Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39074-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230390744
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-39073-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 332
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