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Windsurfing : an extreme form of material and embodied interaction?

Dant, Tim and Wheaton, Belinda (2007) Windsurfing : an extreme form of material and embodied interaction? Anthropology Today, 23 (6). pp. 8-12. ISSN 1467-8322

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    Abstract

    This paper makes reference to the development of water based board sports in the world of adventure or action games. With a specific focus on windsurfing, we use Parlebas (1999) and Warnier's (2001) theoretical interests in the praxaeology of physical learning as well as Mauss' (1935) work on techniques of the body. We also consider the implications of Csikzentimihalyi's notion of flow (1975). We argue that windsurfing equipment should not merely be seen as protection but rather as status objects through which extreme lifestyles are embodied and embodying.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Anthropology Today
    Additional Information: This is a pre-print of an article published in Anthropology Today, 23 (6), 2007. (c) Wiley.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: material interaction ; windsurfing ; sailboarding ; embodiment ; habitus ; material culture
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
    ID Code: 33414
    Deposited By: Dr Tim Dant
    Deposited On: 18 May 2010 11:27
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:24
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33414

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