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Tracks. The Arlberg and the Culture of Skiing


Dettling, Sabine; Tschofen, Bernhard (2014). Tracks. The Arlberg and the Culture of Skiing. Bregenz: Bertolini.

Abstract

What is it that inspires modern man to strap skis to his feet and venture out on long treks into the cold and snow? Tracks tells the story of this “miracle in white.” The fascination for skiing, which conversely combines tranquility, simplicity, and solitude with competition, combat, and mechanization, left deep tracks in the snowy mountains of the Arlberg. Indeed, no other alpine region is as influenced by this unparalleled alliance of athletics, tourism, and lifestyle as the Arlberg – a name, which has reached global recognition and is synonymous with the very act of alpine skiing. In this work, new research and unpublished images and materials bring the fascinating history of Arlberg ski culture to life.

Abstract

What is it that inspires modern man to strap skis to his feet and venture out on long treks into the cold and snow? Tracks tells the story of this “miracle in white.” The fascination for skiing, which conversely combines tranquility, simplicity, and solitude with competition, combat, and mechanization, left deep tracks in the snowy mountains of the Arlberg. Indeed, no other alpine region is as influenced by this unparalleled alliance of athletics, tourism, and lifestyle as the Arlberg – a name, which has reached global recognition and is synonymous with the very act of alpine skiing. In this work, new research and unpublished images and materials bring the fascinating history of Arlberg ski culture to life.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:790 Sports, games & entertainment
390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Uncontrolled Keywords:Skiing, Skisports, Alpine Skiing, Wintertourism, Tourism Studies
Language:English
Date:December 2014
Deposited On:07 Jan 2015 14:21
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:45
Publisher:Bertolini
Number of Pages:364
ISBN:978-3950270686
Funders:EU - Leader, Land Vorarlberg - Wissenschaft, Republik Österreich - BMWFW, Gemeinde Lech am Arlberg
Related URLs:http://www.famoushotels.org/article/1362
http://www.zora.uzh.ch/104038/

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