Skateboarding Studies Bibliography

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I would like to use this page to share my growing bibliography on Skateboarding Culture and Skateboarding Studies. I am only beginning my research, but I will update the following bibliography with my findings. If you have suggestions for additions, please add them in the comments or email me at jellis at citytech.cuny.edu.

 

Books

Brooke, Michael. The Concrete Wave: The History of Skateboarding. Warwick Publishing, 1999.

Butz, Konstatin. Grinding California: Culture and Corporeality in American Skate Punk. Transcript Verlag, 2012.

Butz, Konstantin and Christian Peters, editors. Skateboard Studies. Koenig Books, 2018.

Cliver, Sean. Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art. Gingko Press, 2004.

Hocking, Justin, Jeff Knutson, and Jared Jacang Maher, editors. Life and Limb: Skateboarders Write from the Deep End. Soft Skull Press, 2004.

Marcus, Ben. The Skateboard: The Good, the Rad, and the Gnarly: An Illustrated History. MVP Books, 2011.

 

Essays and Book Chapters

Butz, Konstantin and Christian Peters. Preface. Skateboard Studies, edited by Konstantin Butz and Christian Peters, Koenig Books, 2018, pp. 8-15.

Butz, Konstantin. “Backyard Drifters: Mobility and Skate Punk in Suburban Southern California.” Skateboard Studies, edited by Konstantin Butz and Christian Peters, Koenig Books, 2018, pp. 88-107.

Borden, Iain. “Another Pavement, Another Beach: Skateboarding and the Performative Critique of Architecture.” Skateboard Studies, edited by Konstantin Butz and Christian Peters, Koenig Books, 2018, pp. 246-266.

Borden, Iain. “Skateboarding and Public Space: A Brief History of 50 Years of Change.” Skateboard Studies, edited by Konstantin Butz and Christian Peters, Koenig Books, 2018, pp. 18-40.

Creagan, Adam. “Skate and Destroy: The Stecyk Scrawl Lives On.” Thrasher, March 2010, pp. 80-81.

Howell, Ocean. “The ‘Creative Class’ and the Gentrifying City: Skateboarding in Philadelphia’s Love Park.” Skateboard Studies, edited by Konstantin Butz and Christian Peters, Koenig Books, 2018, pp. 154-175.

Kusz, Kyle W. “The Next Progression: Centering Race and Ethnicity in Skateboarding Studies.” Skateboard Studies, edited by Konstantin Butz and Christian Peters, Koenig Books, 2018, pp. 66-85.

Lowboy. “Skate and Destroy, or Multiple Choices (Something to Offend Everyone).” Thrasher, December 1982, pp. 24-29.

McClain, ZáNean, E. Missy Wright, Becky Beal, and Matthew Atencio. “Adult Stakeholders’ Perceptions and Practices of Gender Inclusion in Skateboarding.” Skateboard Studies, edited by Konstantin Butz and Christian Peters, Koenig Books, 2018, pp. 220-243.

Peters, Christian. “‘Reclaim Your City!’: Skateboarding and Do-It-Yourself Urbanism.” Skateboard Studies, edited by Konstantin Butz and Christian Peters, Koenig Books, 2018, pp. 200-216.

Reinhart, Kai. “‘Concrete Carving on the Berlin Wall’: Skateboarding in East Germany.” Skateboard Studies, edited by Konstantin Butz and Christian Peters, Koenig Books, 2018, pp. 130-150.

Schäfer, Eckenhart Velten. “From Record to Ritual: Outlines of an ‘Effective History’ of Skateboarding.” Skateboard Studies, edited by Konstantin Butz and Christian Peters, Koenig Books, 2018, pp. 44-63.

Thatcher, Kevin J. “Talking Ed.” Thrasher, January 1981, pp. 6.

Tracker Peggy (Peggy Cozens). “Skate and Create.” Transworld Skateboarding, May/June 1983, pp. 13-15.

Vivoni, Francisco. “City of Social Control: Skateboarding and the Regulation of Public Space.” Skateboard Studies, edited by Konstantin Butz and Christian Peters, Koenig Books, 2018, pp. 110-127.

Yochim, Emily Chivers. “‘Freedom on Four Wheels’: Neoliberal Maculinities in Skate Life.” Skateboard Studies, edited by Konstantin Butz and Christian Peters, Koenig Books, 2018, pp. 178-197.