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Outdoor adventure and lifestyle sports
Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, Forskningsgruppen för pedagogik, idrott och fritidskultur.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4660-717X
Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, Forskningsgruppen för pedagogik, idrott och fritidskultur.
Karlstad universitet.
2012 (English)In: The 6th International Conferenceon Monitoring and Management of Visitorsin Recreational and Protected Areas: Outdoor Recreation in Change – Current Knowledge and Future Challenges. Stockholm, Sweden, August 21–24, 2012. Proceedings / [ed] Edited by Peter Fredman, Marie Stenseke, Hanna Liljendahl, Anders Mossing and Daniel Laven, 2012, 370- p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
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Abstract [en]

In recent decades there has been an increasing dynamic interplay in the “borderlands” of sport between closely related phenomena like outdoor recreation and nature tourism (see e.g. Bale 2006, Fredman et al. 2008a and Wheaton 2007). Two trends within these “borderlands” are explored in this study: the sportification of traditional outdoor activities and the liberation of outdoor activities from the landscapes in which they were originally performed. From a perspective of modernization, the following questions are addressed:

 

1.          What is the state of knowledge regarding trends within outdoor adventure- and lifestyle sports?

2.          How are examples of activities, places and perspectives within outdoor adventure- and lifestyle sports expressed?

 

To answer these questions, conventional literature studies of, firstly, academic journals and, secondly; magazines, photographs and commercials, have been conducted. The result shows that tendencies towards the sportification of outdoor adventure- and lifestyle sports (see e.g. Breivik 2010 and Wheaton 2004) and the liberation of these activities from their “original” landscape (see e.g. Daniel 2007 and Bottenburg & Salome 2010) are significant. Of importance from a practitioner perspective is that a “grey-zone” containing several new activities and dynamics is being established in the “borderlands” between sport and outdoor recreation (Sandell, Arnegård & Backman 2011). From an academic perspective, the identified intersection between the climate debate and the nature-related activities that can now be performed indoors is important (see e.g. Sandell 2011 and Sandell & Öhman 2010). Another result that indicates a need for further research is that issues of accessibility, especially for young people, should be considered in relation to the increasing certification and specialization that characterizes the development of outdoor activities (see e.g. Bäckström 2011, Fredman et al. 2008b, Lundvall 2011 and Odden 2008). The current renegotiation of ideals, activities, places and environments related to the traditions of outdoor recreation and sport is discussed, most notably regarding:

 

a)         Constructions and environments for activities previously performed in “natural” landscapes.

b)         Accessibility to outdoor adventure- and lifestyle sports for young people.

c)          The health aspect of traditional and sportified outdoor activities.

d)         Inclusion and exclusion in relation to outdoor adventure- and lifestyle sports.

e)         Physical planning and sustainable development in relation to outdoor adventure- and lifestyle sports.

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2012. 370- p.
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Friluftsliv i förändring, 19
Keyword [en]
Lifestyle, sports, adventure, outdoor
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Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-22880OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-22880DiVA: diva2:954712
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The 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas, Stockholm, Sweden, August 21-24, 2012
Available from: 2012-11-30 Created: 2016-08-23 Last updated: 2016-08-23Bibliographically approved

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