The idiocultural sensibilities of spothunting in action sports culture: affect, desire, change

Ty Hollett, Christian Ehret

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Through an analysis of the social practice of spothunting in action sports culture, this article develops theories of learning and cultural production through an ontology of immanence. Spothunting entails an enthusiast seeking out elements of the environment with which to perform tricks. Analysis focuses specifically on an idioculture of BMX street riding videographers. It highlights the integral role of affect in the development of idiocultural sensibilities, or group members’ attunements to how potential activity may both common and vary with the macroculture with which the group is affiliated. This article contributes affect and cultural vitalization as parallel theories to mediation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-137
Number of pages17
JournalMind, Culture, and Activity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 3 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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