World in the Curl An Unconventional History of Surfing
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Description: The thinking-person's guide to surfing and the world it has created. For several semesters, the most popular course at the University of California at Santa Barbara was a team-taught lecture course on the history of surfing and, specifically, the cultural, political, economic, and environmental consequences of surfing's evolution from a sport of Hawaiian kings to a billion-dollar worldwide industry. Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul weren't surprised by the popularity of the class (UC Santa Barbara is a surfing school, after all, and together they have more than a century of experience in the water), but they were surprised that their non-surfing students outnumbered the surfers. There is something about surfing that people yearn to understand--and this is the book that examines the enduring worldwide appeal of the sport both in myth and reality. Drawing on the authors' expertise as, respectively, a cold war historian and a historian of environmental history,The Surfing Professors Explain the Worldbrings alive the colorful history of surfing by drawing readers into the ideas that have fueled the sport's expansion: colonialism, the military-industrial complex, globalization, capitalism, and race and gender roles. In a highly readable and provocative narrative history of the sport's signal moments--from the spread of surfing to the US, to the development of surf culture, to the introduction of women into the sport--Neushul and Westwick draw an indelible portrait of surfing and surfers as actors on the global stage.
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Publication date: 7/23/2013
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
|The Cradle of Surfing|
|The Duke, Dillingham, and the Waikiki Dream|
|The Dark Side of Paradise: Race and Sex in Hawaii|
|Inventing Surfurbia: Surfing to California|
|War and Surfing|
|The Surf Boom|
|Charlie Don't Surf: Surfing and Counterculture|
|Surfing Turns Pro|
|Engineering the Coast|
|Beating the Crowds, Literally and Otherwise|
|Surfing at the Frontiers|
|Women and Surfing: From Flappers to Roxy Girl|
|From Waikiki to Wall Street|
|The World in the Curl|