About the Author
Holly Thorpe and Rebecca Olive work in Te Oranga School of Human Development and Movement Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Both have published widely on topics including sociology of sport, cultural studies, feminist theory and methodologies, youth culture, gender and action sports.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Contextualizing Women in Action Sport Cultures; Holly Thorpe and Rebecca Olive.- Part I: Researching Gender in Action Sport Cultures.- 2. Looking Back, Moving Forward? Reflections from Early Action Sport Researchers; Holly Thorpe and Rebecca Olive.- 3. Surfing Together: Exploring the Potential of a Collaborative Ethnographic Moment; Rebecca Olive, Holly Thorpe, Georgina Roy, Mihi Nemani, lisahunter, Belinda Wheaton and Barbara Humberstone.- Part II: Gender Relations and Negotiations.- 4. Sporting Gender Relations, Life Course Transitions and Implications for Women Rock Climbers;Victoria Robinson.- 5. ‘Don’t be a Douche’: An Introduction to Sex Integrated Roller Derby; Adele Pavlidis and James Connor.- 6. Parkour, Gendered Power and the Politics of Identity; Belinda Wheaton.- 7. The ‘Girl Effect’ in Action Sports for Development: The Case of the Female Practitioners of Skateistan; Holly Thorpe and Megan Chawansky.- Part III: Female Action Sport Identities and Lived Experiences.- 8. Negotiating Moral Terrain: Snowboarding Mothers; Lucy Spowart and Lisette Burrows.- 9. ‘No One Wants to Mess with an Angry Mom’: Females’ Negotiation of Power Technologies within a Local Skateboarding Culture; Matthew Atencio, Becky Beal, ZaNean McClain and Missy Wright.- 10. Coming Together and Paddling Out: Lesbian Identities and British Surfing Spaces; Georgina Roy.- 11. The Experiences of ‘Brown’ Female Bodyboarders: Negotiating Multiple Axes of Marginality; Mihi Nemani and Holly Thorpe.- Part IV: Action Sports in Transition: Consumption, Technology, Risk and Desire.- 12. Technology, Equipment and the Mountain Biker’s Taskscape;Kath Bicknell.- 13. The Changing Face of Ultimate Frisbee and the Politics of Inclusion; Hamish Crocket.- 14. Girl Power Figures, Mythic Amazons, and Neoliberal Risk Performers: Discursively Situating Women who Participate in Mixed Martial Arts; Riley Olstead, Charlene Weaving and Kathy Bishoping.- Part 5: Media, Politics and Pedagogies.- 15. Carving Out Space in the Action Sports Media Landscape: The Skirtboarders’ Blog as a ‘SkateFeminist’ Project; Stephanie MacKay.- 16. Becoming Visible: Visual Narratives of ‘Female’ as a Political Position in Surfing: The History, Perpetuation and Disruption of Patriocolonial Pedagogies?; Lisa Hunter.- 17. Cultural Pedagogies ~ Action Sports; Synthia Sydnor.- Afterword; Sarah Banet-Weiser