Anhedonia and Alternative Sports

By Robert E. Rinehart

The vague sense of being unable to experience pleasure, and the rush to experience it quickly, episodically, and deeply, is a key paradox in contemporary life. Alternative sport (whiz, extreme, action, and lifestyle) provides an interesting setting for studying this contemporary anhedonic expression in the postmodern subject.


  • sport
  • pleasure
  • postmodern subject
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