A popular sport that is not a sport: mountaineering

Author/s Pietro Causarano
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/111
Language Italian Pages 22 P. 162-183 File size 187 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2020-111009
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Mountaineering has an exclusive history in terms of gender and social composition, but today it has a significant level of popularity and diffusion. Through several moments in which this activity has become popular, the article traces how this cultural practice has established an ambiguous and complex relationship with the sport. Since the first half of the 20th century, alpinism has increasingly focused on performance and on its competitive character, without however fully adhering to the institutionalization of the sporting dimension.

Keywords: Alpinism, Mountaineering, Sport, Cultural history, 19 century, 20 century

Pietro Causarano, Uno sport popolare che non è sport: l’alpinismo in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 111/2020, pp 162-183, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2020-111009