Extrema sportutövare: Heroiska äventyrare, naiva idealister eller galna risktagare?
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
Man has always in one way or another had to take risks in order to survive, but in today's society, voluntary risks increased markedly. It is about both physical and financial risks. The aim of this essay is to problematize what it is for properties that drive people to extreme sports and adventure travel. We want to see how extreme sports performers own picture looks compared to how the media presents them. We have in this essay interviewed two long sailors, a BASE jumper and an ex-mountain climber to see how the performers own picture of reality looks. We examined how the media presents different extreme sports in the form of news magazines and lifestyle magazine. We have concluded that there is a huge gap between the self images of their sport compared to how the media presents them. News Magazines often deals with risks and dangers of extreme sports and put them in different contexts in their articles and that the sport is to demonstrate its capacity, to reach goals, triumph and prestige. Also Sunday supplement that are not news-oriented have the same main focus. Lifestyle magazines image of extreme sports performers is more consistent with the addition to the participants own image in which the actual experience and lifestyle is important and not the risk-seeking.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 75 p.
Äventyr, extrema sporter, risktagande, risksökande, sensationssökande, segling, bergsklättring, BASE jumping, mediepåverkan, edgework, summiteering, mountaineering, friluftsliv, Monaminoxidas, MAO
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19118ISRN: ISRN: LIU-ISAK/KSM-A -- 09/08 -- SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-19118DiVA: diva2:223341
Subject / course
Culture, Society and Media Production, D-level
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Grandin, Ingemar, Universitetslektor
Economou, Kosta, Examinator