Negotiating the climb: a fictional representation of climbing, gendered parenting and the morality of time

Clayton, Ben and Coates, Emily (2014) Negotiating the climb: a fictional representation of climbing, gendered parenting and the morality of time. Annals of Leisure Research, 18 (2). pp. 235-251. ISSN 1174-5398

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Abstract

This paper employs fictional techniques to convey the competing discourses of parenting and ‘serious’ climbing in relation to time and risk as they are experienced by heterosexual couples with at least one child and a history of commitment to traditional climbing. The resultant story is constructed from data produced by topical life-history interviews with seven white-British, middle-class couples and is interrupted, but not overlaid, by a late-modern and Foucauldian analytic thread through which we posit that the parents must negotiate a number of discourses of modernity in their pursuit of an authentic identity. The story, however, is intended more as dais for sociological dialogue, to allow the situated reader to inhabit the lifeworld and respond to its imagery. The story replicates the parents’ leisure time and space on a typical weekend and shows the contradictory and gendered nature of the discourses experienced by these climbers.

Item Type: Article
Members: Bucks New University
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 16:15
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2016 10:20
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/9511

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