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"Skate and Destroy"?


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This essay offers a critique of the subcultural discourse surrounding skateboarding. Skateboarding I argue has been represented in academia, popular culture and skateboard media as a subculture which resists mainstream society. First by identifying three central themes in the Birmingham Centre of Contemporary Cultural Studies'' theorisation of subcultures: resistance, societal reaction and subcultural identity, and by demonstrating how geographers have interpreted these themes spatially, I deconstruct the nature of the skateboarding as subculture discourse. Then, drawing on a qualitative set of methods, I argue that the everyday lives and experiences of skateboarders complicates the assumed naturalness of the subculture-mainstream culture binary. Indeed I end this paper by concluding that this core ontology in the study of skateboarding is unhelpful. Instead I propose an alternative framework, centred around the concept of Performativity, and a novel ontological starting point to argue that skateboarding, and potentially other subcultures, might be best understood as ordinary rather than marginal or different.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC81670
AuthorJoe Penny
Number of Pages64
Publishing Year2011-01-23T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeSociology
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandVDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Product Packaging InfoBox
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