Book Chapters

Please note: If you are interested in reading any of these chapters, please contact Dr Holly Thorpe (


Ahmad, N., & Thorpe, H. (2016). Youth sport and the Middle East. In K. Green & A. Smith (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport (pp. 117-130). Routledge: Oxford.

Thorpe, H. (2016). ‘My hormones were all messed up’: Understanding female runners experiences of amenorrhea. In W. Bridel, P. Markula & J. Denison (Eds.), Endurance Running: A Socio-Cultural Examination (pp. 163-180). Routledge: Oxford.


Thorpe, H. (2015). Death, mourning and cultural memory on the Internet: The virtual memorialization of fallen sports heroes. In G. Osmond & M. Phillips (Eds.), Sports History in the Digital Era (pp. 180-200). University of Illinois Press: Urbana.

Thorpe, H. (2015). Understanding snowboarding bodies with Bourdieu. In lisahunter, Wayne Smith & elke emerald (Eds.), Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture (pp. 134-142). Routledge.


Thorpe, H. (2014). Maximizing action sports for development. In O. Dudfield, et. al., (Eds.), Strengthening Sport for Development and Peace: National Policies and Strategies (pp. 40-57). Commonwealth Advisory Board on Sport and Commonwealth Secretariat. Available from:


Thorpe, H. & Wheaton, B. (2013). Dissecting Action Sports Studies: Past, Present and Beyond. In D. Andrews and B. Carrington (Eds.,) A Companion to Sport (pp. 341-358). Oxford: Blackwell.

Ryan, C. & Thorpe, H. (2013). ‘Athlete’s Careers in Aotearoa/New Zealand: The Impact of the Graham Report and the Carding System’. In Tatiana Ryba & Natalia Stambulova (Eds.), Athletes’ Careers across Cultures (pp. 148-159). Routledge: London.


Holly Thorpe. The ethnographic (i)nterview in the sports field: Toward a postmodern sensibility. In Kevin Young & Michael Atkinson (Eds.), Qualitative Research on Sport and Physical Culture (pp. 51-78). Emerald Group Publishing.


Holly Thorpe & Belinda Wheaton. The Olympic Movement, action sports and the search for Generation Y. In J. Sugden & A. Tomlinson (Eds.), Watching the Olympics: Politics, Power and Representation (pp. 182-200). London: Routledge.


Holly Thorpe. ‘Have board, will travel’: Global physical youth cultures and transnational mobility. In J. Maguire & M. Falcous (Eds.), Sport and Migration: Borders, Boundaries and Crossings (pp. 112-126). London: Routledge.


Holly Thorpe. The psychology of extreme sport. In T. Ryba, R. Schinke & G. Tenenbaum (Eds.), The Cultural Turn in Sport and Exercise Psychology (pp. 361-394). Morgantown: Fitness Information Technology.


Holly Thorpe. Snowboarding. In M. Atkinson (ed). Battleground: Sports. Greenwood Press

Holly Thorpe. ‘Feminism for a new generation: A case study of women in snowboarding culture.’ In C. Obel, T. Bruce, & S. Thompson (Eds.),Outstanding: Research about Women and Sport in New Zealand (pp. 7-30). Wilf Malcolm Institute, Waikato, NZ.


Toni Bruce, Mark Falcous & Holly Thorpe, ‘The Mass Media and Sport.’ In Chris Collins and Steve Jackson (Eds.), Sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand Society (2nd Edition) (pp. 147-164). Thompson, Melbourne.