Skateboard philanthropy : inclusion and prefigurative politics

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Fanling skatepark is located in an industrial park in one of Hong Kong’s ‘new towns’ in the eastern New Territories. It is one of Hong Kong’s largest designated spaces for skateboarding, a concrete park that has street obstacles and bowls. On an October night, a group of young men in their twenties skate the smaller bowl, they are experts at their craft and confident, ‘carving’ the transitions and ‘grinding’ the coping of the bowl. In observing the efforts of a novice skateboarder in his mid- teens, one of the men takes time to explain to the novice the process of pumping the transitions, a technique that allows the skateboarder to gain momentum. He checks out the novice’s board and tests to see how loose his trucks are. He shares his knowledge, he demonstrates the technique, and he encourages the novice to practice, then returns to his friends and continues skateboarding.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSkateboarding : subcultures, sites and shifts
PublisherRoutledge
Pages30-43
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781138829824
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

philanthropy
inclusion
industrial park
politics
coping
town
expert
Group
time

Cite this

O'CONNOR, P. J. (2016). Skateboard philanthropy : inclusion and prefigurative politics. In Skateboarding : subcultures, sites and shifts (pp. 30-43). Routledge.
O'CONNOR, Paul James. / Skateboard philanthropy : inclusion and prefigurative politics. Skateboarding : subcultures, sites and shifts. Routledge, 2016. pp. 30-43
@inbook{a223c7ce517c4a15ba477db83b449008,
title = "Skateboard philanthropy : inclusion and prefigurative politics",
abstract = "Fanling skatepark is located in an industrial park in one of Hong Kong’s ‘new towns’ in the eastern New Territories. It is one of Hong Kong’s largest designated spaces for skateboarding, a concrete park that has street obstacles and bowls. On an October night, a group of young men in their twenties skate the smaller bowl, they are experts at their craft and confident, ‘carving’ the transitions and ‘grinding’ the coping of the bowl. In observing the efforts of a novice skateboarder in his mid- teens, one of the men takes time to explain to the novice the process of pumping the transitions, a technique that allows the skateboarder to gain momentum. He checks out the novice’s board and tests to see how loose his trucks are. He shares his knowledge, he demonstrates the technique, and he encourages the novice to practice, then returns to his friends and continues skateboarding.",
author = "O'CONNOR, {Paul James}",
year = "2016",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781138829824",
pages = "30--43",
booktitle = "Skateboarding : subcultures, sites and shifts",
publisher = "Routledge",
address = "United Kingdom",

}

O'CONNOR, PJ 2016, Skateboard philanthropy : inclusion and prefigurative politics. in Skateboarding : subcultures, sites and shifts. Routledge, pp. 30-43.

Skateboard philanthropy : inclusion and prefigurative politics. / O'CONNOR, Paul James.

Skateboarding : subcultures, sites and shifts. Routledge, 2016. p. 30-43.

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review

TY - CHAP

T1 - Skateboard philanthropy : inclusion and prefigurative politics

AU - O'CONNOR, Paul James

PY - 2016/1/1

Y1 - 2016/1/1

N2 - Fanling skatepark is located in an industrial park in one of Hong Kong’s ‘new towns’ in the eastern New Territories. It is one of Hong Kong’s largest designated spaces for skateboarding, a concrete park that has street obstacles and bowls. On an October night, a group of young men in their twenties skate the smaller bowl, they are experts at their craft and confident, ‘carving’ the transitions and ‘grinding’ the coping of the bowl. In observing the efforts of a novice skateboarder in his mid- teens, one of the men takes time to explain to the novice the process of pumping the transitions, a technique that allows the skateboarder to gain momentum. He checks out the novice’s board and tests to see how loose his trucks are. He shares his knowledge, he demonstrates the technique, and he encourages the novice to practice, then returns to his friends and continues skateboarding.

AB - Fanling skatepark is located in an industrial park in one of Hong Kong’s ‘new towns’ in the eastern New Territories. It is one of Hong Kong’s largest designated spaces for skateboarding, a concrete park that has street obstacles and bowls. On an October night, a group of young men in their twenties skate the smaller bowl, they are experts at their craft and confident, ‘carving’ the transitions and ‘grinding’ the coping of the bowl. In observing the efforts of a novice skateboarder in his mid- teens, one of the men takes time to explain to the novice the process of pumping the transitions, a technique that allows the skateboarder to gain momentum. He checks out the novice’s board and tests to see how loose his trucks are. He shares his knowledge, he demonstrates the technique, and he encourages the novice to practice, then returns to his friends and continues skateboarding.

UR - http://commons.ln.edu.hk/sw_master/5022

M3 - Book Chapter

SN - 9781138829824

SP - 30

EP - 43

BT - Skateboarding : subcultures, sites and shifts

PB - Routledge

ER -

O'CONNOR PJ. Skateboard philanthropy : inclusion and prefigurative politics. In Skateboarding : subcultures, sites and shifts. Routledge. 2016. p. 30-43