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Friluftsliv as slow and peak experiences in the transmodern society
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Media, audio technology and experience production and theater.
2010 (English)In: Norwegian Journal of FriluftslivArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper is an attempt to look at friluftsliv through the glasses of the experience society and some of the experience theory adapted from the experience economy. Identifying the basic experiences, slow, flow and peak experiences as central to friluftsliv and identifying that today's society is constituted by several generations differing in their values and world views, this paper proposes a background to the contemporary development of friluftsliv into a sportified "fast and furious" post-modern form of friluftsliv. In the contemporary "nanosecond culture" the need of genuine friluftsliv in the sense of Nansen, as a philosophical approach to interconnect with our original home, nature, seems to be needed more then ever, and is here suggested in the form of slow experiences through friluftsliv. The contemporary shift towards a Transmodern society with radically different values compared to the modern and post-modern society, opens the possibility that friluftsliv could be a Transmodern way to reconnect with nature and provide basic experiences of interconnectedness with a more-than-human world. Therefore friluftsliv could be a means to foster a Generation G for the Transmodern society.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-9185Local ID: 7bf41c40-d162-11df-a707-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:982123
Friluftsliv och naturturism ur ett upplevelseperspektiv
Godkänd; 2010; Bibliografisk uppgift: Aven publicerad som bidrag till: Paper prepared for: Henrik Ibsen: The Birth of “Friluftsliv” A 150 Year International Dialogue Conference Jubilee Celebration North Troendelag University College, Levanger, Norway Mountains of Norwegian/Swedish Border September 14-19, 2009; 20101006 (hage)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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