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In Love With River Rafting: Anthropology of Risktaking

Söegaard, Pernille LU (2011) SANK01 20111
Social Anthropology
Abstract (Danish)
Denne opgave er et case-studie af river rafting i Californien, hvis formål er at komme med et antropologisk bidrag til undersøgelser indenfor risikotagen indenfor adventure sporten. Risikofaktorens betydning for rafting guidernes identitetsskabelse undersøges. Ligeledes
Undersøges hvordan stærk karakter, autoritet, autencitet, river gud/gudinde status og adventure identitet bliver skabt i interaktionen guide og kunde imellem. Dette via en gensidig afhængighed samt ved hjælp af specifikke værktøjer, brugt af rafting guiden på floden til at skabe en følelse af fare hos kunden. Rafting jobbets fritidsaktivitetskarakter undersøges hos henholdsvis vesterlændinge guider og ikke-vesterlændinge guider for til slut, at finde frem til en... (More)
Denne opgave er et case-studie af river rafting i Californien, hvis formål er at komme med et antropologisk bidrag til undersøgelser indenfor risikotagen indenfor adventure sporten. Risikofaktorens betydning for rafting guidernes identitetsskabelse undersøges. Ligeledes
Undersøges hvordan stærk karakter, autoritet, autencitet, river gud/gudinde status og adventure identitet bliver skabt i interaktionen guide og kunde imellem. Dette via en gensidig afhængighed samt ved hjælp af specifikke værktøjer, brugt af rafting guiden på floden til at skabe en følelse af fare hos kunden. Rafting jobbets fritidsaktivitetskarakter undersøges hos henholdsvis vesterlændinge guider og ikke-vesterlændinge guider for til slut, at finde frem til en nationalitetsbestemt forskel i edgework-begrebet og heraf følger en revidering af det psykosociologiske edgework-begreb i et antropologisk perspektiv. (Less)
Abstract
This paper is a case-study of river rafting in California. The purpose is to contribute with an anthropological approach to the subject of risktaking within the adventure sport. The significance of the risk factor to identity creation af the rafting guide is examined. Furthermore it is examined, in which way strong character, autority, the stautus as river god/godish and adventure indentity is being created in the interaction inbetween guides and costumers. This through a mutual dependence and the help of specific tools, that is being used of the rafting guide on the river to create a feeling of danger in the costumer. The nature of leisure activity of the rafting job is examined in accordance to Westerns and non-Westerns guides, to... (More)
This paper is a case-study of river rafting in California. The purpose is to contribute with an anthropological approach to the subject of risktaking within the adventure sport. The significance of the risk factor to identity creation af the rafting guide is examined. Furthermore it is examined, in which way strong character, autority, the stautus as river god/godish and adventure indentity is being created in the interaction inbetween guides and costumers. This through a mutual dependence and the help of specific tools, that is being used of the rafting guide on the river to create a feeling of danger in the costumer. The nature of leisure activity of the rafting job is examined in accordance to Westerns and non-Westerns guides, to finally find out a nationality specific difference in the concept of edgework and thereby a revision of the psykosociological edgework-concept follows in an anthropological perspective. (Less)
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author
Söegaard, Pernille LU
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organization
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SANK01 20111
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
river rafting, passion, identity creation, risk taking, edgework
language
Danish
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1974666
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2011-06-09 11:57:00
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2011-06-09 11:57:00
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  abstract     = {This paper is a case-study of river rafting in California. The purpose is to contribute with an anthropological approach to the subject of risktaking within the adventure sport. The significance of the risk factor to identity creation af the rafting guide is examined.  Furthermore it is examined, in which way strong character, autority, the stautus as river god/godish and adventure indentity is being created in the interaction inbetween guides and costumers. This through a mutual dependence and the help of specific tools, that is being used of the rafting guide on the river to create a feeling of danger in the costumer. The nature of leisure activity of the rafting job is examined in accordance to Westerns and non-Westerns guides, to finally find out a nationality specific difference in the concept of edgework and thereby a revision of the psykosociological edgework-concept follows in an anthropological perspective.},
  author       = {Söegaard, Pernille},
  keyword      = {river rafting,passion,identity creation,risk taking,edgework},
  language     = {dan},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {In Love With River Rafting: Anthropology of Risktaking},
  year         = {2011},
}