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Author Yochim, Emily Chivers, author

Title Skate life : re-imagining white masculinity / Emily Chivers Yochim
Published Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press and The University of Michigan Library, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 225 pages) : illustrations
Series Technologies of the imagination
Technologies of the imagination.
Contents Introduction: Regarding Skate Life -- "The mix of sunshine and rebellion is really intoxicating" : American Mythologies, Rebellious Boys, and the Multiple Appeals of Skateboarding's Corresponding Culture, 1950-2006 -- "Freedom on four wheels" : Individuality, Self-Expression, and Authentic Masculinity in a Skateboarding Community -- "Why is it the things that make you a man tend to be such dumb things to do?" : Never-Ending Adolescence and the (De)stabilization of White Masculine Power on MTV -- "It's just what's possible" : Imagining Alternative Masculinities and Performing White Male Dominance in Niche Skateboarding Videos -- "You do it together, and everyone just does it in their own way" : Corresponding Cultures and (Anti)patriarchal Masculinity
Summary An in-depth look at skateboarding culture by a promising young scholar
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-225)
Notes English
North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Outstanding Book Award, 2011
Print version record
Subject Masculinity in sports.
Men, White -- United States -- Attitudes.
Skateboarding -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009033066
ISBN 0472026607 (electronic bk.)
0472900455 (electronic bk.)
9780472026609 (electronic bk.)
9780472900459 (electronic bk.)
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