World in the Curl An Unconventional History of Surfing

ISBN-10: 0307719480

ISBN-13: 9780307719485

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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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List price: $30.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 7/23/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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
Surf Tech
Surfing at the Frontiers
Women and Surfing: From Flappers to Roxy Girl
From Waikiki to Wall Street
The World in the Curl
Selected Bibliography
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