Description

Join photographer and skater Andreanna Seymore on her fearless journey through the world of roller derby, beginning with her serendipitous introduction to the sport in 2008. Modern roller derby is a vibrant, empowering, and revolutionary movement transitioning from obscure subculture to mainstream pastime on both a national, as well as global, stage. Action-packed and emotionally provocative photographs taken over a five-year period reveal the joy, pain, and dedication of these athletes on and off the track. Enriched by riveting and often touching commentary from nearly one hundred skaters, coaches, fans, and referees, this book captures the daring, entrepreneurial spirit of the participants, the extraordinary bonds that form, and the invigorating and infectious fanaticism that characterizes every bout. An increasing number of male, co-ed, and junior leagues all share a strong, do-it-yourself ethic that combines fierce athleticism with elements from punk, camp, and third-wave feminist aesthetics. In part because of this non-discriminatory nature, roller derby is currently the fastest growing sport in America.
  • ISBN13: 9780764346897
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
  • Pubilcation Year: 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00176
Specifications
FormatHardcover
Publication DateOctober 28, 2014
Primary CategoryPhotography/Subjects & Themes - Sports
Sub Category 1Sports & Recreation/Roller & In-Line Skating

Scars & Stripes: The Culture of Modern Roller Derby

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