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Skateboarding Between Subculture and the Olympics
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Release date: 2019-07-27

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Skateboarding Between Subculture and the Olympics

A Youth Culture under Pressure from Commercialization and Sportification

The inclusion of skateboarding as an official discipline in the 2020 Olympic Games marks the pinnacle of a decades-long process of commercialization and sportification. Is the tightly-knit subculture in danger of losing its very identity?
This anthology creates an analytical framework for understanding the fundamental conflict between skateboarding's core ethos and the tenets of institutionalized sports. Eleven acclaimed international authors from the fields of architecture, philosophy, sociology, sports sciences and gender studies provide a unique perspective on the manifold manifestations of skateboarding previously ignored by academic discourse.
How Genes Matter
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Release date: 2017-07-03

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How Genes Matter

Genetic Medicine as Subjectivisation Practices

Understanding how genetic factors contribute to who we are requires a broader analysis of genetic medicine as a social practice.
Memoirs of Well-Being
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Release date: 2016-06-06

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Memoirs of Well-Being

Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability

The "case studies" show how contemporary illness and disability memoirs effectively subvert traditional narratives and shift the focus to "well-being".
Between Self-Determination and Social Technology
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Release date: 2011-04-29

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Between Self-Determination and Social Technology

Medicine, Biopolitics and the New Techniques of Procedural Management

This book shows how autonomy, participation, ethics, and dialog work as new self-management technologies in the medical field.

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