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Skateboarding and religion / Paul O'Connor.

Author/Creator:
O'Connor, Paul James, 1975- author.
Publication:
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
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Other Title:
Skateboarding & religion
Subjects:
Skateboarding -- Religious aspects.
Religion and sociology.
Skateboarders -- Religious life.
Skateboarding.
Summary:
This book explores the ways in which religion is observed, performed, and organised in skateboard culture. Drawing on scholarship from the sociology of religion and the cultural politics of lifestyle sports, this work combines ethnographic research with media analysis to argue that the rituals of skateboarding provide participants with a rich cultural canvas for emotional and spiritual engagement. Paul O'Connor contends that religious identification in skateboarding is set to increase as participants pursue ways to both control and engage meaningfully with an activity that has become an increasingly mainstream and institutionalized sport. Religion is explored through the themes of myth, celebrity, iconography, pilgrimage, evangelism, cults, and self-help--back cover.
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Skateboarding, religion, and lifestyle sports
Part I. Observation : 3. Origin myth
4. Skate Gods
5. Iconography
Part II. Performance : 6. Video journeys
7. Pilgrimage sports
8. Ritualised play
Part III. Organisation : 9. A vehicle for faith
10. DIY religion
11. Self-help
12. Conclusion
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Electronic version: O'Connor, Paul. Skateboarding and religion.
ISBN:
3030248569
9783030248567
OCLC:
1104220283