Skateboarding is booming. With its inclusion in the 2021 Summer Olympics, skateboarding has properly made its way into the mainstream – reaching new audiences and offering significant opportunities for non-traditional skateboarders in non-Western contexts.
As skaters increasingly engage with and respond to socio-political surges across the globe, skateboarding begins to refract into a multiplicity of situated practices. This includes a new wave of collectives and communities who re-imagine what cities could sound, feel, and be like.
Combining filmmaking with ethnographic writing, UG author Sander Hölsgens (Faculty of Arts) traces the lived experience of a small group of skaters in South Korea. As a skater among skaters, he unravels the site-specific nuances and relational meanings of skateboarding in Seoul – working towards an intimate portrait of a growing community.
The book "Skateboarding in Seoul: A Sensory Ethnography" is published open access with University of Groningen Press and is available as PDF and epub.
Skateboarding in Seoul
Sander HölsgensISBN: 9789403429243ISBN ePDF: 9789403429250ISBN ePub: 9789403429236DOI 10.21827/6090facd36a4fPages: 134Published: 2021Cover design: Judith Leijdekkers
The printed books published by University of Groningen Press are distributed in collaboration with Uitgeverij kleine Uil.
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