Moving Boarders: Skateboarding and the Changing Landscape of Urban Youth Sports

Moving Boarders: Skateboarding and the Changing Landscape of Urban Youth Sports

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Overview

Once considered a kind of delinquent activity, skateboarding is on track to join soccer, baseball, and basketball as an approved way for American children to pass the after-school hours. With family skateboarding in the San Francisco Bay Area as its focus, Moving Boarders explores this switch in stance, integrating first-person interviews and direct observations to provide a rich portrait of youth skateboarders, their parents, and the social and market forces that drive them toward the skate park.

This excellent treatise on the contemporary youth sports scene examines how modern families embrace skateboarding and the role commerce plays in this unexpected new parent culture, and highlights how private corporations, community leaders, parks and recreation departments, and nonprofits like the Tony Hawk Foundation have united to energize skate parks—like soccer fields before them—as platforms for community engagement and the creation of social and economic capital.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610756532
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Publication date: 12/03/2018
Series: Sport, Culture, and Society
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 315
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Matthew Atencio is associate professor of kinesiology and codirector of the Center for Sport and Social Justice at California State University, East Bay.

Becky Beal is professor of sociology and philosophy of sport at California State University, East Bay, and the author of Skateboarding: The Ultimate Guide.

E. Missy Wright is assistant professor of kinesiology and codirector of the Center for Sport and Social Justice at California State University, East Bay.

ZáNean McClain is associate professor of kinesiology at California State University, East Bay.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Youth Sports and the Urban Skateboarding Landscape

1. Neo-liberalism and the New Urban Spaces of Skateboarding

2. Social Enterprise Skateboarding Organizations: The Installation of New Public-Private Spaces for Youth and Community Development

3. “They Were All About Police, Police, Police...We Don't Need Police, We Need Parents”: Bay City’s Adult Organized Social Space

4. “I Want the Platform and Everybody’s Welcome”: Oakland’s Creation of Skateboarding “Hood Cred”

5. “There’s No End to The Pop Ups, the Towers, the High Rises, the Mid Rises, the Samsung’s and the Oracle’s”: Skateboarding in San Jose, “The Capital of Silicon Valley”

6. The Use of Skate Parks to Create New Spaces of Values for Youth, Families, and Urban Communities

 

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