Skateboarding and the City

  title={Skateboarding and the City},
  author={Iain Borden},
Skateparks as hybrid elements of the city
It is argued that the spaces of skateboarding are hybrid, evidenced by not only the construction of numerous skateparks throughout the world, and their incorporation of design elements from the city, but the exclusion of skateboarders from urban spaces through hostile architecture.
Crafting Cities for All: Qualitative Inquiry of the Street and the Spatial Practice of Skateboarding
This article exposes skateboarding as a meaningful social practice within neoliberal public space. Through a qualitative inquiry of the street, it chronicles the significance of moving bodies on
Skateboarder and scooter-rider perceptions of the urban environment: a qualitative analysis of user-generated content
The research examined the dynamic relationships between the built environment and PMD users in Los Angeles, California to investigate how travelers responded to urban features and suggest that many riders encountered rough surfaces and difficult transitions.
The Film Kids 25 Years On: A Qualitative Study of Rape Culture and Representations of Sexual Violence in Skateboarding
This article examines the 1995 fictional feature film Kids, which locates its story in skateboarding culture. The film reached its 25th anniversary in 2020; it is directed by Larry Clark and written
Creativity, Conviviality, and Civil Society in Neoliberalizing Public Space: Changing Politics and Discourses in Skateboarder Activism From New York City to Los Angeles
Neoliberal urbanism often draws critiques because it privatizes public space and excludes specific social groups whose interests are not in line with the development goals of local states and
Playful space invaders: skateboarding intersections and global flows
ABSTRACT The current article links masculine leisure with bodily performances and playfulness connected to global neoliberal expressions of gender, class and ethnicity. This study draws from an
Cultural Continuities and Skateboarding in Transition: In the Case of China’s Skateboarding Culture and Industry
Previous research on skateboarding has been conducted largely under the lens of cultural studies. Recently, there has been growing recognition of skateboarding as an industry under capitalist
Skateboarding: From Urban Spaces to Subcultural Olympians
Skateboarding or ‘sidewalk surfing’ emerged in the late 1950’s southern California, whereby surfers were not in the sea. The aim of this special issue is to benchmark critical research on
Conclusion: Communal Autofiction and Public Subjectivity in The Bling Ring (Coppola, 2013)
  • Mary Harrod
  • Art
    Heightened Genre and Women's Filmmaking in Hollywood
  • 2021
This chapter concludes the book by comparing Lords of Dogtown (Hardwicke, 2005) with The Bling Ring (Coppola, 2013) through both films’ Los Angeles setting. Harrod suggests this adds a further