Parkour, Anarcho-Environmentalism, and Poiesis

  title={Parkour, Anarcho-Environmentalism, and Poiesis},
  author={Michael Atkinson},
  journal={Journal of Sport \& Social Issues},
  pages={169 - 194}
  • Michael Atkinson
  • Published 20 March 2009
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Sport & Social Issues
As innovated by French “free runners” David Belle and Sébastien Foucan in the1990s, Parkour is a physical cultural lifestyle of athletic performance focusing on uninterrupted and spectacular gymnastics over, under, around, and through obstacles in urban settings. Through the public practice of Parkour across late modern cities, advocates collectively urge urban pedestrians to reconsider the role of athleticism in fostering self—other environment connections. This article taps ethnographic data… Expand
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