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ERIC Number: EJ994008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Paddling the Seas of Tsunami Capitalist Persuasion: Manipulated or Self-determined?
Vikander, Nils
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v24 n3 p8-19 Spr 2012
All "friluftsliv," or "open-air living," is to some degree a "quest." This certainly applies to paddling the big, open waters, although William James (1981) originally used the term to deepen the understanding of the Canadian soul during expeditionary travel on the great northern rivers. James was inspired in his task by the classical quest sequence of "Preparation, Separation, Tribulation and Return." Gaining insight into the panorama of paddling the seas and great lakes of the world could be no less well served through viewing such voyages in terms of these historical quest segments. In this paper, the author begins by examining his paddling life history, which now spans more than half a century and includes both private and pedagogically oriented ventures. This was supplemented by a review of his friluftsliv writings as well as a wide-ranging document analysis of quantitative and qualitative texts and illustrations of canoeing and kayaking. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada