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ERIC Number: EJ976507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
Adventure Cultures: An International Comparison
Lynch, Pip; Moore, Kevin; Minchington, Lyn
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v12 n3 p237-260 2012
In previous work, Lynch and Moore theorised that the current popularity of adventure in recreation and education contexts is deeply paradoxical at social, economic and technological levels. Extending this thesis, we investigated the extent to which "adventure culture" can be considered quantitatively and qualitatively specific to particular national cultures. Content analysis of popular print media in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom found significant differences between countries in the amount of adventure-related material, distinctive outdoor recreation "signatures" for each country as well as broad similarities in three themes. Further research is needed to explore relationships between adventure in outdoor recreation and in the societies generally. We discuss the potential implications of different "adventure cultures" for understandings of outdoor recreation and outdoor education. (Contains 2 notes and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand; United Kingdom