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Global Culture and Sport Series

Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts

Editors: Strobl, Philipp, Podkalicka, Aneta (Eds.)

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  • Offers a rare historical perspective on ski resort development and the media culture that shaped it
    Provides a global perspective and interdisciplinary approach 
    Tracks skiing development across international contexts and analyses it as a global activity

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This edited volume offers an historical perspective on the creation of a global mass industry around skiing. By focusing on the ski resort as loci par excellence for global exchange, the contributors consider the development of skiing around the world during the crucial post-war years.

With its global lens, Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts highlights both commonalities and differences between countries. Experts across various fields of research cover developments across the ski-able world, from Europe, Asia and America to Australia. Attention to media and material cultures reveals an insight into global fashions, consumption and ski cultures, and the impact of mainstream media in the 1960s and 1970s. 

This global and interdisciplinary approach will appeal to history, sociology, cultural and media research scholars interested in a cultural history of skiing, as well as those with more broad interests in globalization, consumption research, and knowledge transfer. 

 

About the authors

Philipp Strobl is Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and Adjunct Research Fellow within the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. 

Aneta Podkalicka is Researcher at the School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University, Australia.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Skiing Transnational: Cultures, Practices, and Ideas on the Move

    Podkalicka, Aneta (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Going Downhill? The Industrialisation of Skiing from the 1930s to the 1970s

    Denning, Andrew

    Pages 25-42

  • Slippery Slopes: Skiing, Fashion, and Intrigue in 1960s Film

    Cohen, Marilyn (et al.)

    Pages 43-70

  • Mount Uludağ: The Making of Turkey’s St. Moritz

    Inal, Onur

    Pages 71-92

  • Skiing Through Time: Articulating a Landscape Heritage of Swedish Cross-Country Skiing

    Svensson, Daniel

    Pages 93-115

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92025-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92024-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts
Editors
  • Philipp Strobl
  • Aneta Podkalicka
Series Title
Global Culture and Sport Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92025-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92025-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92024-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 236
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