Adventure and Contemporary Society

  • Simon Beames
  • Chris Mackie
  • Matthew Atencio


After reading this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Understand broad concepts of agency and structure

  • Explain key concepts associated with late modernity

  • Understand key concepts that explain how adventure sports typically transform from positions of obscurity to the mainstream

  • Understand how the places where adventure practices occur are ‘sites of struggle’ for the participants

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Beames
    • 1
  • Chris Mackie
    • 2
  • Matthew Atencio
    • 3
  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.University of the Highlands and IslandsInvernessUK
  3. 3.California State University East BayHaywardUSA

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