The Culture and Sport of Skiing

The Culture and Sport of Skiing

A comprehensive history of skiing from its earliest origins to the outbreak of World War II, this book traces the transformation of what for centuries remained an exclusively utilitarian practice into the exhilarating modern sport we know ...

Author: E. John B. Allen

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: UOM:39015070743540

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 298

A comprehensive history of skiing from its earliest origins to the outbreak of World War II, this book traces the transformation of what for centuries remained an exclusively utilitarian practice into the exhilarating modern sport we know today. E. John B. Allen places particular emphasis on the impact of culture on the development of skiing, from the influence of Norwegian nationalism to the role of the military in countries as far removed as Austria, India, and Japan. Although the focus is on Europe, Allen's analysis ranges all over the snow-covered world, from Algeria to China to Zakopane. He also discusses the participation of women and children in what for much of its history remained a male-dominated sport. Of all the individuals who contributed to the modernization of skiing before World War II, Allen identifies three who were especially influential: Fridtjof Nansen of Norway, whose explorations on skis paradoxically inspired the idea of skiing as sport; Arnold Lunn of England, whose invention of downhill skiing and the slalom were foundations of the sport's globalization; and Hannes Schneider, whose teachings introduced both speed and safety into the sport. Underscoring the extent to which ancient ways persisted despite modernization, the book ends with the Russo-Finnish War, a conflict in which the Finns, using equipment that would have been familiar a thousand years before, were able to maneuver in snow that had brought the mechanized Soviet army to a halt. More than fifty images not only illustrate this rich history but provide further opportunity for analysis of its cultural significance.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Skiing Heritage Journal

Skiing Heritage Journal

Culture. and. Sport. of. Skiing. From. Antiquity. to. World. War. II. By E.John B.
Allen "No man is an island," wrote the poet and philosopher John Donne. John
Allen's grand new work follows suit. Its theme is that the nature of all skiing is
shaped ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 40

View: 715

Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
Categories:

Ski Style

Ski Style

A history of skiing in American culture examines the origins of the sport, its adoption by the United States and the many and varied facets of ski culture, from the fashion and style to the innumerable subgroups of enthusiasts who have ...

Author: Annie Gilbert Coleman

Publisher: Culture America (Hardcover)

ISBN: UOM:39015060128165

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 388

A history of skiing in American culture examines the origins of the sport, its adoption by the United States and the many and varied facets of ski culture, from the fashion and style to the innumerable subgroups of enthusiasts who have incorporated skiing into their identity.
Categories: History

Sports around the World History Culture and Practice 4 volumes

Sports around the World  History  Culture  and Practice  4 volumes

Alpine skiing emerged as a premier spectator sport in the television era and
enjoyed a huge following in Europe. ... and 1960s, skiing maintained its cultural
cachet while rising incomes and competition between resorts made skiing more ...

Author: John Nauright

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598843019

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1848

View: 560

This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. • Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world • Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck • Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters • Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series • Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Skiing Into Modernity

Skiing Into Modernity

A Cultural and Environmental History Andrew Denning. Baretje ... Cologne:
Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln, Abteilung Wintersport, 1992. . Skisport ... Allen,
E. John B. The Culture and Sport of Skiing: From Antiquity to World War II.
Amherst: ...

Author: Andrew Denning

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520284272

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 961

"Examines the relationship between skiers and the Alpine environment since the late nineteenth century. It argues that skiing and winter tourism modernized the Alps in both material and perceptual terms while the Alpine landscape itself challenged skiers to alter their practices and philosophies of sport, leisure and nature, harmonizing Alpine skiing with modern cultural values and social practices in the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

Skiing Heritage Journal

Skiing Heritage Journal

Most of the following names should be familiar to readers as they represent the
sport's best, most experienced, and respected writers and historians: Allen Adler (
Barton, Vt.): Retired public administrator. . .author, ski historian, ski book ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 48

View: 547

Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
Categories:

Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts

Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts

This edited volume offers an historical perspective on the creation of a global mass industry around skiing.

Author: Philipp Strobl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319920252

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

View: 735

This edited volume offers an historical perspective on the creation of a global mass industry around skiing. By focusing on the ski resort as loci par excellence for global exchange, the contributors consider the development of skiing around the world during the crucial post-war years. With its global lens, Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts highlights both commonalities and differences between countries. Experts across various fields of research cover developments across the ski-able world, from Europe, Asia and America to Australia. Attention to media and material cultures reveals an insight into global fashions, consumption and ski cultures, and the impact of mainstream media in the 1960s and 1970s. This global and interdisciplinary approach will appeal to history, sociology, cultural and media research scholars interested in a cultural history of skiing, as well as those with more broad interests in globalization, consumption research, and knowledge transfer.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The Norwegians dusted off Texas , but its American fans are left to published “
The Culture and Sport the Norse god and goddess of skiers , nurse a grievance
over the indifference of of Skiing from Antiquity to World Ullr and Skade .

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556039814751

Category: Literature

Page:

View: 945

Categories: Literature

Ski Area Management

Ski Area Management

In the mini pipe , they practice dent and CEO of Booth Creek Resorts anu the
culture of the sport from the moment " pumping " the transitions , which , Har a
former PSIA Demo Team member and they arrive . grave says , serves up the
pleasure ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924110484833

Category: Recreation

Page:

View: 458

Categories: Recreation

Sports in Society Issues and Controversies

Sports in Society   Issues and Controversies

Race logic focuses on these cultural factors when athletes are white; no scientists
are searching for a "ski gene. ... The "fact" of white success in these sports is not
studied from a racial perspective; whiteness is invisible because race logic has ...

Author: Coakley, Jay J

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson

ISBN: 0070914761

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 576

View: 381

A new, Canadian edition of a market-leading text!Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, First Canadian Editionis the definitive text for the sociology of sport course. The text’s global, issues-oriented approach to the study of sports in Canadian society promotes discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students to develop critical thinking skills.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Culture and Ski Sport

Culture and Ski Sport

Author: Fédération internationale de ski. Forum

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:717258946

Category:

Page: 63

View: 246

Categories:

Journal of American Culture

Journal of American Culture

They were then sent to the Albany branch , where one pair was sold . This was in
1892. They sold for $ 3.50 and could be made for about 754.24 By 1900 , a
columnist on seasonal sports remarked that he had seen " a pair of Norwegian
skis ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:B000344963

Category: Comparative civilization

Page:

View: 581

Categories: Comparative civilization

USSR Information Bulletin

USSR Information Bulletin

The visitors ar SOVIET SKIER . This ski - jump is in the people . rived February .
27 and they included Uktuss Hills near Sverdlovsk , in the The Committee on
Physical Culture stars from the strongest Polish athletic Urals . and Sport has ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030532834

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page:

View: 144

Categories: World War, 1939-1945

Montana

Montana

It was a town of champions , of winners , of American standard - bearers in the
new sport sweeping the nation . During the 1960s , as popular culture
encroached , Steamboat Springs ' vision of skiing began to collide head - on with
other ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006008567

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page:

View: 883

Categories: Frontier and pioneer life

Current Research on Peace and Violence

Current Research on Peace and Violence

In the dominant culture motivations were naturally different . Skiing could improve
the productive capacity of workers and the military preparedness of the people .
The economic motivation is visible in the anxiousness of 2. Social Role of Sports
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556000210625

Category: Peace

Page:

View: 508

Categories: Peace

Appalachia

Appalachia

At the beginning of the section on each district there is a small map locating the
culture area illustrated. ... moods and activities of skiers in cleverly drawn pictures
and conveys to the reader in this country the atmosphere of the sport of skiing.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3274462

Category: Appalachian Mountains

Page:

View: 284

Categories: Appalachian Mountains

Prevention of Head Injuries in Skiing

Prevention of Head Injuries in Skiing

Whereas driving , outside the extreme case of racing , is primarily a means of
transportation , skiing is a sport dependent on the thrill of speed . On the slopes ,
every vehicular unit of skier and equipment has to be regarded as a sports model
 ...

Author: Sooyoung Oh

Publisher: S Karger Ag

ISBN: UVA:X001221998

Category: Medical

Page: 164

View: 554

Categories: Medical

Battleground Sports

Battleground Sports

Snowboarding continued to develop in opposition to the dominant ski culture .
Skiing was an expensive sport with participants mostly white and middle to upper
class . Snowboarders were typically younger , less educated , single , male ...

Author: Michael Atkinson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015078800086

Category: Sports

Page: 280

View: 155

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that examine competitive athletics and their social importance to the history of North America; and covers parent misconduct through yoga and alternative fitness.
Categories: Sports

Culture Shock

Culture Shock

For the environmentally conscious , there is always cross - country skiing , a sport
that has been growing in popularity over the last few years with the development
of the environmental movement . There are a large number of trails all over the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133226485

Category: Canada

Page:

View: 507

Categories: Canada

Pop Culture Landmarks

Pop Culture Landmarks

ISHPEMING INTERNATIONAL SKIING HALL OF FAME he ski resort has become
the epitome of winter glamour . Places like ... This group is recognized as the
forerunner of the U.S. Ski Association , which is still the sport's governing body .

Author: George Cantor

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: PSU:000067599080

Category: Historic sites

Page: 401

View: 561

Offering an invitation to explore America's theatres, restaurants, theme parks, famous homes and museums, this is a guide to 300 roadside attractions - from Fenway Park to Alcatraz and from Cape Canaveral to the Mall of America. Sites are arranged by region for easy travel planning.
Categories: Historic sites