World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing

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World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing

World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing

  • Title: World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing
  • Author: Peter Westwick Peter Neushul
  • ISBN: 9781299732872
  • Page: 109
  • Format: ebook
World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing By Peter Westwick Peter Neushul,



A definitive and highly readable history of surfing and the cultural, political, economic, and environmental consequences of its evolution from a sport of Hawaiian kings and queens to a billion dollar worldwide industry Despite its rebellious, outlaw reputation, or perhaps because of it, surfing occupies a central place in the American and global imagination, embodyingA definitive and highly readable history of surfing and the cultural, political, economic, and environmental consequences of its evolution from a sport of Hawaiian kings and queens to a billion dollar worldwide industry Despite its rebellious, outlaw reputation, or perhaps because of it, surfing occupies a central place in the American and global imagination, embodying the tension between romantic counterculture ideals and middle class values, between an individualistic communion with nature and a growing commitment to commerce and technology In examining the enduring widespread appeal of surfing in both myth and reality, The World in the Curl offers a fresh angle on the remarkable rise of the sport and its influence on modern life Drawing on Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul s expertise as historians of science and technology, the environment, and the Cold War, as well as decades of experience as surfers themselves, The World in the Curl brings alive the colorful history of surfing by drawing readers into the forces that fueled the sport s expansion colonialism, the military industrial complex, globalization, capitalism, environmental engineering, and race and gender roles In an engaging and provocative narrative history from the spread of surfing to the United States, to the development of surf culture, to the reintroduction of women into the sport, to big wave frontiers the authors draw an indelible portrait of surfing and surfers as actors on the global stage From the Hardcover edition.


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