Understanding ecological sensibilities in recreational lifestyle sport (2019–2022)

Abstract:
This research aims to understand environmental attitudes and behaviours that emerge through participation in recreational lifestyle sports. Linking the growth of lifestyle sports in Australia and the recent focus on oceans as significant spaces of enquiry in humanities and social sciences research, it will highlight how surfers and ocean swimmers develop relationships to, and produce knowledge about, Australian oceans and coasts. It is interested in everyday cultural practices relating to ethical consumption, including through social media, and will provide key insights for surfing and ocean swimming communities to enable them to make better choices about their attitudes and practices relating to sustainable oceans and coasts.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Researchers:
  • ARC DECRA
    School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council