Journal Articles

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in reading any of the article listed below, please contact Dr Holly Thorpe (hthorpe@waikato.ac.nz). Downloads must be for private use only.

2016

Thorpe, H. (2016). Athletic women’s experiences of amenorrhea: Biomedical technologies, somatic ethics and embodied subjectivities. Sociology of Sport Journal, 33(1), 1-13.

Thorpe, H. (2016). Action sports, social media, and new technologies: Towards a research agenda. Communication and Sport. DOI:10.1177/2167479516638125

Thorpe, H. (2016). Action sports for youth development: Critical insights for the SDP community. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 8, 91-116.

2015

Thorpe, H. (2015). Natural disaster arrhythmia and action sports: The case of the Christchurch earthquake. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 50(3), 301-325.

Thorpe, H. & Ahmad, N. (2015). Youth, action sports and political agency in the Middle East: Lessons from a grassroots parkour group in Gaza. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 50, 678-704.

Ojala, A.L. & Thorpe, H. (2015). The role of the coach in action sports: Using a problem-based learning approach. International Sports Coaching Journal, 2(1), 64-71.

2014

Thorpe, H. (2014). Moving bodies beyond the social/biological divide: Toward theoretical and transdisciplinary adventures. Sport, Education and Society, 19(5), 666-686.

Thorpe, H. Ryba, T. & Denison, J. (2014). Toward new conversations between sociology and psychology. Sociology of Sport Journal, 31(2), 131-138.

2013

“The internet and the future of sports history: A brief commentary”, by H. Thorpe. Journal of Sport History, 40(1), 127-135.

“Youth, action sports and political agency in the Middle East: Lessons from a grassroots parkour group in Gaza”, by H. Thorpe and N. Ahmad. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. DOI: 10.1177/1012690213490521

“Natural disaster arrhythmia and action sports: The case of the Christchurch earthquake”, by H. Thorpe. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, DOI: 10.1 177/1012690213485951

2012

“Action sport NGOs in a Neo-liberal context: The cases of Skateistan and Surf Aid International”, by H. Thorpe and R. Rinehart, Journal of Sport and Social Issues. DOI: 10.1177/0193723512455923

“The power, politics and potential of feminist sports history: A multi-generational dialogue”, by H. Thorpe and R. Olive, Journal of Sport History, 39(3), 379-394.

 “Moving bodies beyond the social/biological divide: Toward theoretical and transdisciplinary adventures”, by H. Thorpe. Sport, Education and Society, iFirst, DOI:10.1080/13573322.2012.691092

Transnational Mobilities in Snowboarding Culture: Travel, Tourism and Lifestyle Sport Migration’, by H. Thorpe, Mobilities, 7(2), 317-345. DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2012.654999

‘Sex, drugs and snowboarding: (Il)legitimate definitions of taste and lifestyle in a physical youth culture’, by H. Thorpe, Leisure Studies, 31(1), 35-51.

2011

‘“Generation X Games”, Action Sports and the Olympic Movement: Understanding the Cultural Politics of Incorporation’, by Holly Thorpe & Belinda Wheaton, Sociology, 45(5), 830-847. http://soc.sagepub.com/content/45/5/830.abstract

Negotiating the ‘f-word’ in the field: Doing feminist ethnography in action sport cultures, by Rebecca Olive and Holly Thorpe, Sociology of Sport Journal, 28, 421-440.

‘Feminist Journeys: Playing with Theory and Representation in Physical Cultural Fields’, by Holly Thorpe, Toni Bruce & Karen Barbour, Sociology of Sport Journal (Special Issue: Physical Cultural Studies),  28, 106-134.

2010

‘The Politics of Remembering: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Physical Cultural Memory’. Sporting Traditions, special issue: Sport history after the cultural turn, 27(2), 113-125.

‘Alternative Sport and Affect: Non-Representational Theory Examined’, by Holly Thorpe and Robert Rinehart, Sport in Society, special issue: Consumption and representation of lifestyle sport, 13(7&8), 1268-1291.

‘Bourdieu, Gender Reflexivity and Physical Culture: A Case of Masculinities in the Snowboarding Field’. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 34(2), 176-214.

2009

‘Bourdieu, Feminism and Female Physical Culture: Gender Reflexivity and the Habitus-Field Complex’. Sociology of Sport Journal, 26, 491-516.

‘Understanding Alternative Sport Experiences: A Contextual Approach for Sport Psychology’. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (special Issue: De-colonizing methodologies: Approaches to sport and exercise psychology from the margins), 7(3), 359-379.

2008

‘Foucault, Technologies of Self, and the Media: Discourses of Femininity in Snowboarding Culture’.  Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 32(2), 199-229.

2006

‘Beyond “Decorative Sociology”: Contextualizing Female Surf, Skate and Snow Boarding’, Sociology of Sport Journal, 23(3), 205-228.

2005

‘Jibbing the Gender Order: Females in the Snowboarding Culture’,
Sport in Society, 8(1), 76-100.

2004

‘Snowboarding Bodies: Dressing For Distinction’,
Junctures: A Journal of Thematic Dialogue, 3, 31-42.

‘Embodied Boarders: Snowboarding, Status and Style’,
Waikato Journal of Education, 10, 181-201.