Putting parkour in perspective

Taking us on an ethnographic journey into the spatially transgressive practice of parkour and freerunning, in Parkour, Deviance and Leisure in the Late-Capitalist City: An Ethnography (Emerald) Thomas Raymen attempts to explain and untangle some of the contradictions that surround this popular lifestyle sport and its exclusion from our hyper-regulated cities. Jenny Hall, cultural geographer, reads Raymen’s tour de force as a comprehensive analysis of the harm that leisure produces.