Lone Sailors And Spiritual Insights: Cases of Sport And Peril at Sea (Mellen Studies in Sports, Vol. 1)

Hutch, Richard

Published by Edwin Mellen Pr, 2005
ISBN 10: 077346039X / ISBN 13: 9780773460393
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Synopsis: Hutch (religion and philosophical studies, U. of Queensland) explores character formation in sport, specifically sailing. He examines sailing and other sport as a ritual process, building from his own experience as well as his research into that of others, working from the odysseys into the uncharted waters of classic times up to the extreme solo sailors of today. He covers aquatic symbolism, the water as an element of competition and anger, competitive racing and leisurely cruising, stages of technical self-reliance, spirituality, wisdom in the solo sailor, and case studies of those who practice self-excess, the cosmic quest, the quest for the personal best, the dream, the nightmare, and helpless peril while on the sea. Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author: Jim McKay is a Reader in Sociology in the School of Social Science at The University of Queensland, where he teaches courses on gender and popular culture. He is a former editor of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, and his most recent books are Men, Masculinities, and Sport (Sage, 2000) and Globalization and Sport: Playing the World (Sage, 2001).

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Title: Lone Sailors And Spiritual Insights: Cases ...
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hardcover
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