Chapter 7. The Culture of Physical Activity and Sport

  1. David Carless1 and
  2. Kitrina Douglas2

Published Online: 11 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324945.ch7

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health

How to Cite

Carless, D. and Douglas, K. (2010) The Culture of Physical Activity and Sport, in Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324945.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Carnegie Research Institute, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

  2. 2

    University of Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405197854

Online ISBN: 9781444324945

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Keywords:

  • culture - physical activity and sport;
  • cultural factors - influencing;
  • positive, reinforcing, joyous memories in sport - enthusiasm;
  • diet and exercising - look good, feel great;
  • autonomy, independence, self-directedness - highly valued;
  • fat, unfit body - sign of weak individual;
  • sport - central part of cultural and recreational parts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The physical activity landscape

  • The sporting landscape

  • Narrative types in sport and physical activity

  • Key points