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dc.contributor.authorWheaton, Belindaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Georginaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorOlive, Rebeccaen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-19T02:16:02Z
dc.date.available2017-12-01en_NZ
dc.date.available2018-02-19T02:16:02Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationWheaton, B., Roy, G., & Olive, R. (2017). Exploring Critical Alternatives for Youth Development through Lifestyle Sport: Surfing and Community Development in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Sustainability, 9(12). https://doi.org/10.3390/su9122298en
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11666
dc.description.abstractWhile competition-based team sports remain dominant in community and sport-for-development programs, researchers are exploring the value of alternative, less “sportized” activities such as lifestyle/action sports. In this paper, we explore the ways in which surfing is being used in development programs in Aotearoa/New Zealand, examining the perceived social benefits and impact. Our methods involved: (a) mapping the range of surfing projects; and (b) 8 in-depth interviews with program personnel. Widespread conviction in the positive developmental benefits of surfing was evident, and that surfing had a “special” capacity to reform or heal those who participate in it. However, the ways in which individuals’ self-developments were promoted appear to be following the traditional sport/youth development path. They focus on policies aimed at improved life chances, equipping youth with the tools for self-improvement and self-management, inculcating self-governance and self-reliance. However, a counter narrative co-existed, highlighting surfing as a freeing experience, which, rather than restoring social order, works to instigate a personal transformation or awakening. Despite the range of challenges presented by surfing as a tool for positive development, surfing presents a potentially “critical alternative” which if sport-for-development programs are to be a form of social change, we should remain open to exploring.
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherMDPIen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_NZ
dc.subjectGREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGYen_NZ
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciencesen_NZ
dc.subjectEnvironmental Studiesen_NZ
dc.subjectScience & Technology - Other Topicsen_NZ
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecologyen_NZ
dc.subjectsurfingen_NZ
dc.subjectyouth developmenten_NZ
dc.subjectsport for developmenten_NZ
dc.subjectaction sporten_NZ
dc.subjectlifestyle sporten_NZ
dc.subjectblue spaceen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectBLUE SPACEen_NZ
dc.subjectPOLICYen_NZ
dc.subjectSPIRITUALITYen_NZ
dc.subjectPROGRAMSen_NZ
dc.subjectPOLITICSen_NZ
dc.subjectPARKOURen_NZ
dc.subjectPEOPLEen_NZ
dc.subjectUKen_NZ
dc.titleExploring Critical Alternatives for Youth Development through Lifestyle Sport: Surfing and Community Development in Aotearoa/New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su9122298en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfSustainabilityen_NZ
pubs.elements-id216020
pubs.issue12en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume9en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noARTN 2298


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