New Zealand’s transformed adventure: from hero myth to accessible tourism experience

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleNew Zealand’s transformed adventure: from hero myth to accessible tourism experience Author(S)Maurice James Kane (Author)
Abstract  Sir Edmund Hillary’s first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 provided New Zealand with a global adventure representation. His image aligned to a mythologised pioneering cultural identity. Although the privileged masculine, white, class and imperialist features of this cultural myth have been critiqued, adventure remains a positively valued social tenet in New Zealand. Since 1953 socially recognised 'adventure-makers’ have sustained traditional adventure practices and narratives. ...Paginationp 133-151
SubjectRecreation and performing artsDescriptorsLeisure
Journal TitleLeisure studies : the journal of the Leisure Studies Association  
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