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"Skateboarding in Seoul: A Sensory Ethnography" published with UGP

01 July 2021
Skateboarding in Seoul
Skateboarding in Seoul

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.

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Skateboarding in Seoul
Sander Hölsgens
ISBN: 9789403429243
ISBN ePDF: 9789403429250
ISBN ePub: 9789403429236
DOI 10.21827/6090facd36a4f
Pages: 134
Published: 2021
Cover design: Judith Leijdekkers

The printed books published by University of Groningen Press are distributed in collaboration with Uitgeverij kleine Uil.

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