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: Journal 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: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/hm
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 33414
Deposited By: Dr Tim Dant
Deposited On: 18 May 2010 10:27
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2019 00:02
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33414

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