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KNOWLEDGE LIBRARY – litterary material about parkour




International, science articles. Overview made by Ph.D. Signe Højbjerre Larsen


Ameel, L. & Tani, S. (2012): Everyday aestetics in action: Parkour eyes and the beauty of concrete walls, Emotion, Space & Society, 5(3)


Archer, N. (2010): Vitual poaching and altered space: reading parkour in French visual culture. Modern and comtemporary France, 18 (1)




Atkinson, M. (2009): Parkour, Anarcho-Environmentalism, and Poiesis. Journal of sport and social issues, 33 (2)


Bravinton, N. (2007): From obstacle to Opportunity: parkour, leisure and the reinterpretation of constraints. Annals of leisure Research, 10 (3/4)




Broderick, C. (2011): Parkour and the critique of ideology: Turn-vaulting the fortresses of the city, Journal of Dance & Somatic Practice, 2(2)


Brunner, C. (2011): Nice-looking Obstacles: Parkour as urban practice of deterritorialization. AI & Society, 26 (2)




Clegg, J.L. & Butryn, T.M. (2012) An existential phenomenological examination of parkour and freerunning, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 4(3)






Daskalaki, M, Stara, A & Miguel, I (2008): The ”Parkour Organisation”: inhibitation of corporate spaces. Culture and Organization, 14 (1)




Ferrari, Michael (2010) From ”Play to Display”: Parkour as Media-Mimetics, or Nature Reclamation? (online)




Fuggle, S. (2008) Discourses of Subversion: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Capoeira and Parkour. Dance Research, 26(2)




Geyh, P. (2006): Urban free flow: a poetics of parkour. M/C Journal, 9 (3)




Gilchrist, P. & Wheaton, B. (2011): Lifestyle sport, public policy and youth engagement: Examining the emergence of parkour, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 3 (1)




Gus, N. (2011): Parkour and the Multitude: Politics of a Dangerous Art. French Cultural Studies, 22(1)




Kidder, J.L (2012) Parkour, The Affective Appropriation of Urban Space, and the Real/Virtual Dialectic, City & Community, 11(3)




LeBreton, F. Routier, G., Héas S., and Bodin, D. (2010) ‘Cultures urbaines et activités physiques et sportives. La sportification du parkour et du street golf comme médiation culturelle’, Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie, 47(3)




McLean, C.R., Houshian, S., & Pike, J. (2006) Paediatric fractures sustained in Parkour (freerunning). Injury, 37(8)




Marshall, B. (2010): ‘Running across the rooves of Empire: parkour and the postcolonial city’ Modern & Contemporary France, 18(2)


Miller, J.R., & Demoiny, S. G. (2008) Parkour: A New Extreme Sport and a case Study. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 47(1)




Mould, O. (2009): Parkour, the city, the event. Environment and Planning: Society and space, 27




Mörtenbäck, Peter (2005). Free Running and the Hugged City. Thresholds, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 30




Ortuzar, J. (2009): Parkour or l’art du deplacement. The Drama Review 53(3)


Saville, S. (2008): Playing with fear: parkour and the mobility of emotion. Social & Cultural Geography, 9 (8)




Taylor, J.E.T. and Witt, J.K. (2010) ‘When walls are no longer barriers: perception of obstacle height in parkour’, Journal of Vision, 10(7)




Thomson, D. (2008): Jump city: parkour and the traces. South Atlantic Quarterly, 107 (2)




Nordic and danish science articles


Gjessing, G.D. (2008): Parkour – kampen om stilen. Focus – Tidsskrift for Idræt, 32(4)


Jonasson, K (2011): Ett alternativ till kritik? Om parkour, Michel Serres och ”konsten att spåra”.




Klausen, M. (2010): Parkour og den mobile teknologi: En etnografisk undersøgelse af fænomenet parkour i dimensionerne krop, by og medialisering. Qualitative Studies, 1 (1)


Klausen, M. (2010): I flow gennem byen. Fænomenet ”parkour” i det senmoderne byrum. K&K, 109




Danish education material and articles.


Jensen, J-O.& Jørgensen, H.T. (2006) Le Parkour – a new art of movement?, Focus – Tidskrift for Idræt, 30(4)




Jørgensen, H.T. (2008) Parkour og Urban Tricking i gymnastiksalen. Focus – Tidsskrift for idræt, 32(4)


Mose, K.F. (2009): Elementer i parkour. Focus – Tidskrift for Idræt, 33(1)


Videbæk, T. & Mortensen, J. (2012) Parkourundervisning. Århus: Parkourundervisning I/S






Angel, J. (2011): Ciné Parkour, Julie Angel


Belle, D & Gros La Faige, S. (2009) Parkour, Frankrig: Septième choc Editions


Edwardes, D. (2009) Parkour: The Art of Freerunning, England: Tick Tock Books


Edwardes, D. (2009) The Parkour & Freerunning Handbook, England: Virgins Books


Foucan, S. (2008) Freerunning: Find your way, England: Michael O´Mara Books


Gagendran, S. (2012) Parkour – en livsstil, København: Forlaget INDBLIK


Rochhausen, S. (2011) Teaching Parkour Sports in School Gymnastics: A Practical Handbook of Parkour & Freerunning Instruction for indoor Gymnastics Classes with Children and Teenagers, England: Books on Demand GmbH


Whitfield, J. & Pach, A. (2011) Ultimate Parkour & Freerunning Book: Discover Your Possibilities!, England: Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK)