Adventure and Identity

  • Simon Beames
  • Chris Mackie
  • Matthew Atencio


After reading this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Understand six key theoretical elements of identity that are relevant to adventure practice

  • Explain how adventure identities are largely constructed through social presentation and interaction

  • Understand that individuals have multiple identities and how these are ‘fluid’ in nature

  • Describe how the media influences the ways in which adventurers think and behave

  • Articulate how adventures can facilitate the transformation of identity

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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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