Skateboarding in Seoul: A Sensory Ethnography
As skaters increasingly engage with and respond to socio-political surges across the globe, skateboarding begins to refract into a multiplicity of situated practices. This includes a new wave of collectives and communities who re-imagine what cities could sound, feel, and be like.
Combining filmmaking with ethnographic writing, Sander Hölsgens traces the lived experience of a small group of skaters in South Korea. As a skater among skaters, he unravels the site-specific nuances and relational meanings of skateboarding in Seoul – working towards an intimate portrait of a growing community.
Cover photo: Jin Yob Kim
Cover design: Judith Leijdekkers
Skater on cover: Dae Geun Ahn
Cover font: Abhaya Libre, by Pushpananda Ekanayake, Sol Matas, Pathum Egodawatta
Copy editor: Paul O’Connor
Publisher: University of Groningen Press,
Broerstraat 4, 9712 CP Groningen
Production support: LINE UP boek en media bv
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Skateboarding, sensory ethnography, South Korea, embodiment, skill acquisition
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