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Signposting risk: Parkour parks and the materialities of regulation

  title={Signposting risk: Parkour parks and the materialities of regulation},
  author={Paul R. Gilchrist and G. Edwin Osborn},
This chapter draws upon a longitudinal study of the evolution of parkour spaces in the UK in order to illustrate how parkour is being co-constructed with, and by, the law. We subject to close examination the information sign at the parkour park as a material and symbolic artefact that can both illuminate the values and philosophies of the sport, as well as being a socio-legal artefact that may document processes of juridification: the enfolding of sport into legal and regulatory frameworks and… 

Risk and benefits in lifestyle sports: parkour, law and social value

ABSTRACT This paper examines the interrelationship between law and lifestyle sports, viewed through the lens of parkour. We argue that the literature relating to legal approaches to lifestyle sport

Governing bodies or managing freedom? Subcultural struggles, national sport systems and the glocalised institutionalisation of parkour

ABSTRACT Whilst being the world’s fastest growing informal sport, parkour is also undergoing a gradual institutionalisation which is shaped differently by each national context’s specific sport

L’aménagement des parkour-parks : les espaces dédiés pour les activités ludo-sportives comme outils d’inclusion? Études de cas à Nantes et à Rennes

Skating sports have dominated the field of studies in human and social sciences regarding sports-leisure practices for a long time, particularly because of their visibility in cities by the

Lifestyle sports delivery and sustainability: clubs, communities and user-managers

ABSTRACT Lifestyle and informal sports have been recognised by policy makers as offering opportunities to increase participation in physical activity, particularly amongst hard to reach groups.

Le parkour, une pratique au service de la participation juvénile en ville ? Dissidence récréative et affirmation des jeunes à Rennes et à Nantes

  • R. Lesné
  • Sociology
    L'Information géographique
  • 2019
Le parkour est un ludo-sport investissant les espaces ouverts et cumulant une double differentiation de la societe urbaine par ses dimensions subversive et juvenile. Engageant une experience

Risk and lifestyle sports: the case of bouldering

The recent case of Maylin v Dacorum Sports Trust [2017] EWHC 378 (QB) is the latest example of a claim being made for damages suffered whilst participating in bouldering, a form of low-level



From Obstacle to Opportunity: Parkour, leisure, and the reinterpretation of constraints

Abstract Parkour is both a leisure practice and a method of navigating the objects and spaces of urban environments. Leisure practices are increasingly being acknowledged as contested political

Parkour: creating loose spaces?

Abstract. Parkour is a spectacular and highly mediatized new way of movement that challenges conceptions of acceptable or appropriate behaviour in urban public space. This article will examine the

Space hijacking and the anarcho-politics of leisure

Political scientists, social movement theorists and cultural geographers have made us aware of forms of micro-political resistance that have challenged the privatisation, corporatisation and

Parkour, the City, the Event

Parkour, or l'art du déplacement, has become widely practised in recent years, with most of its participants (or traceurs) conducting it in urban environments. Studying parkour and those who practise

Parkour, Anarcho-Environmentalism, and Poiesis

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

The Negotiation of Leisure Citizenship: Leisure Constraints, Moral Regulation and the Mediation of Rural Place

Abstract This paper extends the constraints of leisure literature by demonstrating how materials are circulated to regulate and constrain leisure behaviour in the countryside. It is argued that

Playing with fear: parkour and the mobility of emotion

This article engages debates on emotional geography and non-representational theory by considering fear as a distinctly mobile engagement with our environment. Parkour, or freerunning, has exploded

Mountain guiding and adventure tourism: reflections on the choreography of the experience

This paper has emerged from research that is concerned with the relationship between mountaineers and adventure tourists. The specific aim was to examine the rules governing the mountain adventure

Legal Geographies—Skating Around the Edges of the Law: Urban Skateboarding and the Role of Law in Determining Young Peoples' Place in the City

This article argues that urban skateboarding and the laws by which the city is governed must be understood as intertwined. The transformation of skateboarding's most popular practices from the 1970s