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Eggheads on skateboarding

ShOP stands for Sheffield Online Papers in Social Research (er… SHOPSR?)

Sheffield Online Papers in Social Research (ShOP) is an online forum for the publication and distribution of peer-reviewed work in the Social Sciences and related disciplines. Started by the Postgraduate community at Sheffield University, Sheffield Online Papers in Social Research publishes:

Articles which provide a detailed, systematic and theoretically based analysis of the phenomena of society

Contributions to conceptual, theoretical or methodological debates within the social sciences

Studies and articles relating to current social and political issues

Back in 2003, ShOP Issue 7 focused on skateboarding. I’ve been know to ramble a bit too much on esoteric skateboarding rants, but ShOP has six papers with a total of 134 pages covering various social aspects of skateboarding from an anthropological and zzzzzzzzz……

[Photo: Background- Ryan Hass]


  1. When I was freshman in High School (1978) I wrote an essay on skateboarding for English class. I included excerpts from SkateBoarder and Skateboard World magazine. I remember getting marked down for “making up” my references.
    Now there’s postgraduates doing research papers on skateboarding culture? WTF? I guess times have changed.

  2. houseofneil on February 3, 2008 - Reply

    what’s Howard Devoto doing in that picture??

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