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Skateboarding LA: Inside Professional Street Skateboarding

Gregory J. Snyder

Abstract

Skateboarding LA is about professional street skateboarding, a highly refined, athletic, and aesthetic pursuit, from which a large number of people profit. (Skateboarding has been estimated to be a $5 billion annual industry.) Street skateboarders see the world differently because they are skating on it, and to do so they creatively interpret architectural features—ledges, banks, gaps, stairs, and handrails—in order to perform tricks. The tricks they perform are filmed and photographed and then disseminated to a global subculture via numerous platforms—videos, magazines, social media, websites ... More

Keywords: skateboarding, subculture, subculture theory, urban ethnography, public space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780814769867
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814769867.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory J. Snyder, author
Baruch College, CUNY