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Le risque sur les domaines skiables alpins. Analyse des représentations sociales des pratiquants.

Abstract : The moment it hit the slopes, snowboarding introduced new, original values to winter sports centres, values that while inspired by a downhill sliding
activity, are more specifically concerned with flouting existing standards and emphasizing the attractions of risk. Since those first days, the ski resorts have seen the in-house development from that original movement of different styles (freestyle and freeride) that, in their turn appear to have promoted a community feeling. Our objective has been to determine whether risk, as a value central to these movements, is differently represented by winter sport participants, depending on the style and the sport they adopt. A survey of a thousand winter sport participants, carried out in ski resorts, indicates that the different sport and “styles” are catalysts for the adoption of specific attitudes towards risks and that risk as such is central to the very existence of these communities, even though it is not something deliberately sought out.
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Kévin Vermeir. Le risque sur les domaines skiables alpins. Analyse des représentations sociales des pratiquants.. Psychologie. Université Joseph-Fourier - Grenoble I, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00322735⟩



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