Skateboarding and Femininity: gender, space-making and expressive movement

1st Edition

Dani Abulhawa

Routledge
July 31, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 128 Pages - 14 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367457594 - CAT# 356002
Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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Summary

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.

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