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"Gendered risk regimes" A theoretical consideration of edgework and gender

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dc.contributor.author Laurendeau, Jason
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-02T21:00:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-02T21:00:26Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Laurendeau, J. (2008). “‘Gendered risk regimes’: A theoretical consideration of Edgework and gender.” Sociology of Sport Journal, 25,3, 293-309. (Human Kinetics) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3142
dc.description.abstract Recently, a number of researchers have drawn on Lyng’s (1990) theorization of the concept of edgework in explorations of voluntary risk activities in late modernity. Unfortunately, a theoretical consideration of how these edgework activities are gendered is underdeveloped in the edgework literature. In this article I outline the theories that have dominated edgework literature, critique the general oversight of a nuanced theory of gender in edgework, and highlight a sample of evidence showing that participation in “risk sports” (as one example of edgework) is a gendered experience. I also outline the concept of a “gendered risk regime” as a tool for exploring risk and gender as ongoing and intersecting constructions. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Human Kinetics en_US
dc.subject Edgework en_US
dc.subject Voluntary risk activities en_US
dc.subject Voluntary risk taking en_US
dc.subject Gender studies en_US
dc.title "Gendered risk regimes" A theoretical consideration of edgework and gender en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Sociology Department en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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