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Skate en el Gran La Plata: Lógica interna, lógica externa y Educación Física

Abstract : This thesis analyses the practice of skate in Gran La Plata (Ensenada, Berisso y La Plata), Argentina, while it investigates its connections with the physical education field. The research deepens in ways, characteristics, senses and meanings for the people who practice skate and for a part of the rest of the society. These practices are realized mostly by young people, but also by children and adults. For this we have used a range of concepts and methodological strategies that combine the anthropology, the sociology, the educational sciences and the physical education. In a more specific way, the postulates of Motor Praxiology were used to analyse the internal logic and the external logic. The relations the subjects with the spaces (squares, skate parks and in particular with the public space) stood out as an important analytical axis in the thesis. As well, the relations with the materials were studied with time and other participants. The used methodology was qualitative and interpretive. The data construction instruments were interviews, participant observation and secondary sources (such as documents, websites, social networks and videos). Since the emergence of skateboarding as a recreational and free time practice, there have been competition formats that linked it to the world of sports; it is currently observed that the tournament organization has strengthened the progress of skateboarding as a sports practice (aspect that is enhanced by its inclusion in the next Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games). In this context, intense debates have been generated that we resume and analyze in the thesis chapters. Understanding skateboarding as a sport also allowed us to broaden the discussion about the concept of sport itself and its scope. Another of the analytical axes was the survey of how skate teaching is carried out. From these results, some pedagogical suggestions are introduced trying to contribute to the teaching of this practice, and at the same time it could help to reflect on the teaching of other bodily practices in the field of Physical Education. The research paper reaches conclusions that also allow us to make visible that skateboarders in the region manifest themselves through political actions by virtue of claims that they consider fair, and that they express and strengthen by the group. The study also highlights the coexistence of different modes of skate practice, diversity that is built both in relation to the spaces used (street and park), as well as in relation to the way they practice and understand it the skaters themselves (either in a more "free" or more regulated and sporty way). In short, it is a bodily practice that exhibits different facets, showing a dynamism that prevents being limited to rigid conceptualizations. Without a doubt, skateboarding has established itself as an internationally recognized object of study, revealing itself as a practice that, when analyzed, allows us a better understanding of today's urban societies.
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Jorge Ricardo Saraví. Skate en el Gran La Plata: Lógica interna, lógica externa y Educación Física. Education. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 2019. Español. ⟨tel-03110769⟩

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