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Skateboarding LA: Inside Professional Street Skateboarding

Gregory J. Snyder

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814769867
eISBN:
9780814729205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769867.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

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 ... More


Growing God's Family: The Global Orphan Care Movement and the Limits of Evangelical Activism

Samuel L. Perry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479800384
eISBN:
9781479820788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800384.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the mid-2000s, hundreds of American Christian evangelical leaders and organizations have sought to mobilize their ranks to address the problem of “orphans,” primarily through adoption and ... More


Skateboarding as a Career

Gregory J. Snyder

in Skateboarding LA: Inside Professional Street Skateboarding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814769867
eISBN:
9780814729205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769867.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter shows the feasibility of having a skateboarding career, as well as the support careers, like filming and editing, that arise to showcase skateboarding. In this chapter I show how the ... More


Learning to Play Music: Class, Culture, and Taste

Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green

in Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479884575
eISBN:
9781479863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479884575.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

How is social capital created and enacted? We answer this question by exploring six young people’s practices of music making out of school. Examining informal music making allowed us to see how ways ... More


Skateboarding and the City

Gregory J. Snyder

in Skateboarding LA: Inside Professional Street Skateboarding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814769867
eISBN:
9780814729205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769867.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter offers a brief history of the subculture and introduces readers to skateboarding practices. There is a detailed description of tricks and a discussion of how skateboarding forces a ... More


Skate Spots

Gregory J. Snyder

in Skateboarding LA: Inside Professional Street Skateboarding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814769867
eISBN:
9780814729205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769867.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter focuses on the places where skateboarding takes place. Skateboarding at the highest level requires spots to skate. Over the years the places where tricks get filmed have made not only ... More


Professional Street Skateboarding

Gregory J. Snyder

in Skateboarding LA: Inside Professional Street Skateboarding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814769867
eISBN:
9780814729205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769867.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter is an introduction to the career development of some up-and-coming skateboarders. At this stage, these skaters are early in their subculture career, although all of them do eventually go ... More


The Production of Skateboarding Tricks

Gregory J. Snyder

in Skateboarding LA: Inside Professional Street Skateboarding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814769867
eISBN:
9780814729205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769867.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter focuses on the media strategies used to develop and hone a subculture career in skateboarding. Skaters have developed an infrastructure of positions with the industry to document and ... More


Skateboarding and Architecture

Gregory J. Snyder

in Skateboarding LA: Inside Professional Street Skateboarding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814769867
eISBN:
9780814729205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769867.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter shows how skaters creatively interpret architectural forms to perform tricks. It looks at the basic criteria for skateboarding spaces and the various elements of defensive architecture ... More


Landmark Achievements: The Creation of Subcultural Landmarks

Gregory J. Snyder

in Skateboarding LA: Inside Professional Street Skateboarding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814769867
eISBN:
9780814729205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769867.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter shows the process whereby a particular skate spot becomes a subcultural landmark. This focus on skating in public space touches many of the debates in urban sociology about the use and ... More


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