A Phenomenological Investigation of the Experience of Taking Part in `Extreme Sports'

  title={A Phenomenological Investigation of the Experience of Taking Part in `Extreme Sports'},
  author={Carla Willig},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  pages={690 - 702}
  • C. Willig
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Health Psychology
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