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LANDSCAPES AND TRADITIONS OF MARATHONING IN THE USA, 2000-2008

dc.contributor.advisorStruna, Nancy Len_US
dc.contributor.authorPark, Krista Marieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-04T05:35:38Z
dc.date.available2013-04-04T05:35:38Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/13814
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation concludes that the symbiotic relationship between two competing cultural traditions of marathoning, Corrival and Pageant, simultaneous creates and eliminates barriers to marathoning participation. Using John Caughey's strategies for studying cultural traditions and Pierre Bourdieu's concept of capital to differentiate between and describe two different approaches to training for and participating in marathons among runners in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area (BWMA). Drawing on participant observation, interviews of runners in the BWMA, and an exploration of the geography of running in the BWMA, contextualized by discourse analysis of three prominent marathon training guides and the covers of the two most influential running magazines, this dissertation also explores the strategies individuals' use to overcome actual and potential obstacles to marathon participation, such as parenting or restrictive work schedules.en_US
dc.titleLANDSCAPES AND TRADITIONS OF MARATHONING IN THE USA, 2000-2008en_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAmerican Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAmerican studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledKinesiologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledGeographyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcultural landscapeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcultural traditionsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledJeremy Korren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmarathonsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledrunningen_US


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