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1. The Cultural Politics of Skateboarding and the Rise of Skate Urbanism Kara-Jane Lombard Part I: Cultures and Scenes 2. No One Standing Above You: Rodney Mullen and the Ethics of Innovation Bill Schaffer 3. Skateboard Philanthropy: Inclusion and Prefigurative Politics Paul O'Connor 4. Skateboarding Activism: Exploring Diverse Voices and Community Support Indigo Willing and Scott Shearer 5. He Catches Things in Flight: Scopic Regimes, Visuality and Skateboarding in Tyneside, England Michael Jeffries, Sebastian Messer and Jon Swords 6. Posing L.A., Performing Tokyo: Photography and Race in Skateboarding's Global Imaginary Dwayne Dixon Part II: Sites and Space 7. Southbank Skateboarding, London and Urban Culture: the Undercroft, Hungerford Bridge and House of Vans Iain Borden 8. The `Legitimate' Skateboarder: Politics of Private-Public Skateboarding Spaces Matthew Atencio and Becky Beal 9. Spreading the Skirtboarder Stoke: Reflexively Blogging Fluid Femininities and Constructing New Female Skateboarding Identities Steph MacKay Part III: Skate Shifts 10. Skateboarding as a Technology of the Collective: Kona Skatepark, Jacksonville, Florida, USA Michael J. Lorr 11. Steep Transitions: Spatial-Temporal Incorporation, Beasley Skate Park and Subcultural Politics in the Gentrifying City Simon Orpana 12. Trucks, Tricks and Technologies of Government: Analyzing the Productive Encounter between Governance and Resistance in Skateboarding Kara-Jane Lombard 13. Transformative Improvisation: The Creation of the Commercial Skateboard Shoe, 1960-1979 Thomas Turner

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Kara-Jane Lombard is Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University, Western Australia.

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