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Skateboard girls: On power, senses and affective embodiment.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies.
2009 (English)In: ESA 2009.: European Society or European Societies?, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As one of the many claimed turns in social sciences lately, we experience (sic!) a corporeal one and as consequence we now know of a sensual revolution. Within that framework this paper discusses female skateboarding and its sensuous appearance. Female skateboarders in Sweden are using their bodies to negotiate power. In so doing their performing bodies are sensing subjects but also sensational objects. Bodies are where senses and affect meet with cultural and social assumptions. Bodies express and perform, bodies fail and succeed, bodies beam in pride and are put in place. Theoretical inspiration comes from various areas such as girlhood studies, the anthropological research on the senses in culture, and the psychology of affect.

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girlhood; affect; senses; skateboarding
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Social Work Gender Studies Sport and Fitness Sciences
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Child and Youth Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-29644OAI: diva2:234594
Estetiska lärprocesser: Kunskap, kropp och skateboardkultur.
Available from: 2009-09-09 Created: 2009-09-09 Last updated: 2009-10-19Bibliographically approved

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