Skateboarding: Subcultures, Sites and Shifts (Routledge Research in Sport) (Hardcover)

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By Kara-Jane Lombard (Editor)
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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.

About the Author

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781138829824
ISBN-10: 113882982X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 27th, 2015
Pages: 198
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Sport