Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts

  • Philipp Strobl
  • Aneta Podkalicka

Part of the Global Culture and Sport Series book series (GCS)

About this book


This edited volume offers an historical perspective on the creation of a global mass industry around skiing. By focusing on the ski resort as loci par excellence for global exchange, the contributors consider the development of skiing around the world during the crucial post-war years.

With its global lens, Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts highlights both commonalities and differences between countries. Experts across various fields of research cover developments across the ski-able world, from Europe, Asia and America to Australia. Attention to media and material cultures reveals an insight into global fashions, consumption and ski cultures, and the impact of mainstream media in the 1960s and 1970s. 

This global and interdisciplinary approach will appeal to history, sociology, cultural and media research scholars interested in a cultural history of skiing, as well as those with more broad interests in globalization, consumption research, and knowledge transfer. 



Global exchange Ski cultures Downhill skiing Winter tourism Sport consumption

Editors and affiliations

  • Philipp Strobl
    • 1
  • Aneta Podkalicka
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Contemporary HistoryUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.School of Media, Film and JournalismMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92024-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92025-2
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