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"Vem som helst kan ju stå på en bräda liksom." – en beskrivning av klass, genus & sexualitet hos unga skateboardåkare i Lund

Jonsson, Maria LU (2017) SANK02 20162
Social Anthropology
Abstract
Title: "Anyone can be seen standing on a skateboard" – Focusing on Class, Gender and Sexuality among Young Skateboarders in Lund.

The skateboard scene has since its inception been a male dominated field, despite their successfull gender equality, Sweden is no exception. The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences and approaches regarding class, gender and sexuality among young skateboarders in the city of Lund, Sweden. Having conducted participant observation in the local skateparks I have found that class background, gender identity and heterosexuality are cornerstones in the skateculture of Lund. In this thesis I describe the atmosphere using data consisting of previous research, statistics and above all my informants... (More)
Title: "Anyone can be seen standing on a skateboard" – Focusing on Class, Gender and Sexuality among Young Skateboarders in Lund.

The skateboard scene has since its inception been a male dominated field, despite their successfull gender equality, Sweden is no exception. The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences and approaches regarding class, gender and sexuality among young skateboarders in the city of Lund, Sweden. Having conducted participant observation in the local skateparks I have found that class background, gender identity and heterosexuality are cornerstones in the skateculture of Lund. In this thesis I describe the atmosphere using data consisting of previous research, statistics and above all my informants statements. I conclude that the male bias is reality and that subcultural aswell as social capital matters in the skateculture of Lund. Further, I propose that we reallocate the responsibility to change, which is now on the girls, to include the boys on our quest to equalize male dominance. (Less)
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Jonsson, Maria LU
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SANK02 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
social anthropology, skateboarding, habitus, subcultural capital, class, gender, sexuality, Lund
language
Swedish
id
8900607
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2017-01-23 23:32:41
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  abstract     = {Title: "Anyone can be seen standing on a skateboard" – Focusing on Class, Gender and Sexuality among Young Skateboarders in Lund.

The skateboard scene has since its inception been a male dominated field, despite their successfull gender equality, Sweden is no exception. The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences and approaches regarding class, gender and sexuality among young skateboarders in the city of Lund, Sweden. Having conducted participant observation in the local skateparks I have found that class background, gender identity and heterosexuality are cornerstones in the skateculture of Lund. In this thesis I describe the atmosphere using data consisting of previous research, statistics and above all my informants statements. I conclude that the male bias is reality and that subcultural aswell as social capital matters in the skateculture of Lund. Further, I propose that we reallocate the responsibility to change, which is now on the girls, to include the boys on our quest to equalize male dominance.},
  author       = {Jonsson, Maria},
  keyword      = {social anthropology,skateboarding,habitus,subcultural capital,class,gender,sexuality,Lund},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Vem som helst kan ju stå på en bräda liksom." – en beskrivning av klass, genus & sexualitet hos unga skateboardåkare i Lund},
  year         = {2017},
}