Skateboarding Between Subculture and the Olympics

A Youth Culture under Pressure from Commercialization and Sportification

The inclusion of skateboarding as an official discipline in the 2020 Olympic Games marks the pinnacle of a decades-long process of commercialization and sportification. Is the tightly-knit subculture in danger of losing its very identity?

This anthology creates an analytical framework for understanding the fundamental conflict between skateboarding's core ethos and the tenets of institutionalized sports. Eleven acclaimed international authors from the fields of architecture, philosophy, sociology, sports sciences and gender studies provide a unique perspective on the manifold manifestations of skateboarding previously ignored by academic discourse.

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15 August 2019, 212 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4765-5

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Author(s)
Veith Kilberth / Jürgen Schwier (eds.)
Book title
Skateboarding Between Subculture and the Olympics A Youth Culture under Pressure from Commercialization and Sportification
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
212
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 1 Farbabbildung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4765-5
DOI
10.14361/9783839447659
Commodity Group
1691
BIC-Code
JHBS JFC JFSP2
BISAC-Code
SPO066000 SOC022000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
JHBS JBCC JBSP2
Release date
15 August 2019
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Körper
Readership
Sport Sociology, Sociology, Philosophy, Architecture, Gender, Sports Education, Culture Science
Keywords/Tags
Skateboarding, Skateboard, Youth Culture, Urban Space, Architecture, Recreational Space, Action Sports, Olympic Games, Culture Studies, Street, Park, D.I.Y., Body, Culture, Sport Science, Sociology of Culture, Youth, Sport, Sociology

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