Skateboarding and Femininity: gender, space-making and expressive movement, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Skateboarding and Femininity

gender, space-making and expressive movement, 1st Edition

By Dani Abulhawa

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128 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367457594
pub: 2020-07-31
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Description

Skateboarding and Femininity explores and highlights the value of femininity both within skateboarding and wider culture. This book examines skateboarding’s relationship to gender politics through a consideration of the personal politics connected to individual skateboarders, the social-spatial arenas in which skateboarding takes place, and by understanding the performance of tricks and symbolic movements as part of gender-based power dynamics. Dani Abulhawa anaylses the discursive frameworks connected to skateboarding philanthropic projects and how these operate through gendered tropes. Through the author’s work with skateboarding charity, SkatePal, this book offers an alternative way of recognising the value of skateboarding philanthropy projects proposing a move toward a more open and explorative somatic practice perspective.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Images

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Getting connected to who you are

1. Girls and Women Holding and Creating Space in Skateboarding

2. Skateboarding and Feminism

3. Skateboarding physical culture

4. ‘Skateboard Philanthropy’: A somatic practice perspective

Conclusion: Skateboarding’s participation in the world beyond itself

Index

About the Author

Dani Abulhawa is a Senior Lecturer in Performance at Sheffield Hallam University, an ambassador for skateboarding charity SkatePal, and a committed amateur skateboarder. Dani has authored articles, chapters and created performances exploring skateboarding, play and dance/performance in relation to the personal-bodily politics of place.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering theatre and performance alongside topics such as religion, politics, gender, race, ecology, and the avant-garde, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER003000
PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / General
PER003100
PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / History & Criticism
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General
SPO038000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Skateboarding