"Duncan McDuie-Ra’s Skateboarding and Urban Landscapes in Asia: Endless Spots is an important contribution [to studies of skateboarding in Asia], offering a reflexive and nuanced account. [...] The book provides a refreshingly respectful, conceptually progressive, and richly detailed exploration of skateboarding in Asia. It also stands as one of too few ethnographic skateboarding studies of Asian skate scenes. [...] For non-skaters this book offers the opportunity to develop a kind of verstehen or knowledge of distinct subcultural nuances and ways of analyzing built environments in often rapidly changing Asian landscapes."
- Indigo Willing, Griffith University, Asian Anthropology, 2021
"This book pushes the understanding of urban space in fascinating new ways by emphasizing the unique view upon the city that skaters develop through their peculiar spatial practice. It presents a huge number of rich insights that have been needed but never put to writing."
- Max D. Woodworth, Ohio State University, Department of Geography
"This empirically-rich, conceptually-thorough, and geographically-focused narrative opens up a whole new world of skateboarding to the academy. McDuie-Ra vividly explores how skateboarding has mutated from the West to the East, and in the process highlights the broadening cosmopolitanism of skateboarding across different cultural backgrounds from all over the world."
- Dr Oli Mould, Lecturer in Human Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London
"A remarkable reconceptualization of skateboarding geography and landscapes. Redrawing skateboarding's world to encompass the likes of China, Dubai, India, Kazakhstan, India and Palestine, McDuie-Ra rethinks skateboarding's global mobilities."
- Iain Borden, Professor of Architecture & Urban Culture, University College London