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1st Edition

Subcultures, Sites and Shifts

Edited By

Kara-Jane Lombard

ISBN 9781138067905
Published April 28, 2017 by Routledge
198 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores the cultural, social, spatial, and political dynamics of skateboarding, drawing on contributions from leading international experts across a range of disciplines, such as sociology and philosophy of sport, architecture, anthropology, ecology, cultural studies, sociology, geography, and other fields. Part I critiques the ethos of skateboarding, its cultures and scenes, global trajectory, and the meanings it holds. Part II critically examines skateboarding in terms of space and sites, and Part III explores shifts that have occurred in skateboarding’s history around mainstreaming, commercialization, professionalization, neoliberalization and creative cities.

Table of Contents

1. The Cultural Politics of Skateboarding and the Rise of Skate Urbanism  Part I: Cultures and Scenes 2.  No One Standing Above You: Rodney Mullen and the Ethics of Innovation  3.  Skateboard Philanthropy: Inclusion and Prefigurative Politics 4. Skateboarding Activism: Exploring Diverse Voices and Community Support   5. He Catches Things in Flight: Scopic Regimes, Visuality and Skateboarding in Tyneside, England  6. Posing L.A., Performing Tokyo: Photography and Race in Skateboarding’s Global Imaginary  Part II: Sites and Space  7. Southbank Skateboarding, London and Urban Culture: the Undercroft, Hungerford Bridge and House of Vans  8. The ‘Legitimate’ Skateboarder: Politics of Private-Public Skateboarding Spaces   9. Spreading the Skirtboarder Stoke: Reflexively Blogging Fluid Femininities and Constructing New Female Skateboarding Identities Part III: Skate Shifts  10. Skateboarding as a Technology of the Collective: Kona Skatepark, Jacksonville, Florida, USA  11. Steep Transitions: Spatial-Temporal Incorporation, Beasley Skate Park and Subcultural Politics in the Gentrifying City  12. Trucks, Tricks and Technologies of Government: Analyzing the Productive Encounter between Governance and Resistance in Skateboarding   13. Transformative Improvisation: The Creation of the Commercial Skateboard Shoe, 1960-1979  

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Kara-Jane Lombard is Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University, Western Australia.