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Sp5453: A Critical Exploration of Lifestyle Sports

A sociological look at lifestyle sports and culture, focussing on the motives of individuals to participate.
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Benjamin Moreland

on 8 February 2018

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Transcript of Sp5453: A Critical Exploration of Lifestyle Sports

Lifestyle Sports
How do we define a lifestyle/extreme sport?

How do lifestyle/extreme sports differ from mainstream sports?

How can sociological theory help us to understand lifestyle and extreme sports participation?

A critical look at parallels between mainstream sports and lifestyle sports.
Learning Outcomes
ALTERNATIVE – practiced in different ways to conventional sports and incorporating descriptions such as ‘new’, ‘post modern’ and ‘post industrial’.
LIFESTYLE – meanings related to personal factors beyond success in competition, although not denying competition can be an element of the practice of lifestyle sports.
EXTREME – a label given to some aspects of practice associated with risk-taking, also associated with branding and commodifying some aspects of practice.
Task
With the people around you, list the common characteristics of traditional and lifestyle sports.
Contemporary (Lifestyle Sports)
Grassroots Lifestyle Sports
60% of learning surfers are female.

Jarvie, 2006
Structure
Agency
Structure
Agency
(Wheaton, 2004; Nayak, 2003)
How do they reinforce gender inequality?
Vs
Lets do some data analysis...
Identity
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/winter-olympics/25292546
Juxtaposition
Are any of these similar or different?
Working with the person next to you...
Find out
1.
2.
Why they play these sports / activities?
What sports / activity they play?
3.
Has this participation changed over their lifetime?
4.
If yes, why?
Symbolic Interactionism
Counter Culture Movement
Resistance to Traditional Sports
Outsiders
Expressions
Attitudes
Styles and Fashion
(Wheaton, 2010)
Commentaries in Lifestyle Sports.....
Commodification....
Globalisation
Competition
Neoliberalisation
Rules
Cost
Extrinsic
Intrinsic
Are there any issues you know of o have experienced?
Construction of race, gender, sexuality
(in)equality
What differences do you notice?
Fundamental Shift in Meaning
Meaning...
Creative
Self Actualising
Innovative
Laissez-faire
Take some notes on the key themes emerging from the youtube...
Final Thoughts
?
Subcultures &
Subcultural Theory
A subculture is a culture that is shared and actively participated in by a group of people within a broader culture.
A need to resist Hegemonic Culture
Deviant
Non - Conformist
Alternative
Hodkinson (2002)
4 features of a subculture
Consistent distinctiveness over time
A shared sense of identity
Commitment - Substantial part of life
Autonomy - Activity Choice
(Giddens, 2001)
(Gelder, 2007)
n.b. Features of Sub Cultures
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