Cultural Pedagogies—Action Sports

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University courses that the author teaches by using surfing and snowboarding history/culture as the classes’ focal points, originate this essay. The reader will learn about the courses’ focus on critique of hegemony, culture, sport’s nature/origin, and authenticity; and the reader will be provided examples of how gender and race studies permeate the courses. Intertwined throughout the work are thoughts on the epistemology and ontology of teacher-bodies; identification of key works and media; writings from students; and an accounting of the struggles involved in proposing an action-sports cultural-studies media course in a university fixated on industrial, scientific, and military endeavors. The author uses her long evolving engagement with Roland Barthes’ (1979, 2005) idea of “phantasmic teaching” to frame the chapter.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWomen in Action Sport Cultures
Subtitle of host publicationIdentity, Politics and Experience
EditorsHolly Thorpe, Rebecca Olive
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-45797-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-45796-7
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameGlobal Culture and Sport Series


  • Action Sport
  • High School Sport
  • Sport Medium
  • Walk Away
  • Racial Inequality


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