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The Resource Empire in waves : a political history of surfing, Scott Laderman

Empire in waves : a political history of surfing, Scott Laderman

Label
Empire in waves : a political history of surfing
Title
Empire in waves
Title remainder
a political history of surfing
Statement of responsibility
Scott Laderman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Surfing today evokes many things: thundering waves, warm beaches, bikinis and lifeguards, and carefree pleasure. But is the story of surfing really as simple as popular culture suggests? In this first international political history of the sport, Scott Laderman shows that while wave riding is indeed capable of stimulating tremendous pleasure, its globalization went hand in hand with the blood and repression of the long twentieth century. Emerging as an imperial instrument in post-annexation Hawaii, spawning a form of tourism that conquered the littoral Third World, tracing the struggle against South African apartheid, and employed as a diplomatic weapon in America's Cold War arsenal, the saga of modern surfing is only partially captured by Gidget, the Beach Boys, and the film Blue Crush. From nineteenth-century American empire-building in the Pacific to the low-wage labor of the surf industry today, Laderman argues that surfing in fact closely mirrored American foreign relations. Yet despite its less-than-golden past, the sport continues to captivate people worldwide. Whether in El Salvador or Indonesia or points between, the modern history of this cherished pastime is hardly an uncomplicated story of beachside bliss. Sometimes messy, occasionally contentious, but never dull, surfing offers us a whole new way of viewing our globalized world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laderman, Scott
Dewey number
797.32
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sport in the world
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Surfing
  • Surfing
Target audience
adult
Label
Empire in waves : a political history of surfing, Scott Laderman
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=42346
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Contents note: 1.How Surfing Became American: The Imperial Roots of Modern Surf Culture -- 2.A World Made Safe for Discovery: Travel, Cultural Diplomacy, and the Politics of Surf Exploration -- 3.Paradise Found: The Discovery of Indonesia and the Surfing Imagination -- 4.When Surfing Discovered It Was Political: Confronting South African Apartheid -- 5.Industrial Surfing: The Commodification of Experience
Control code
000051880576
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780520279117
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013032583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99966404672
  • 40023305071
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)856579563
Label
Empire in waves : a political history of surfing, Scott Laderman
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=42346
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Contents note: 1.How Surfing Became American: The Imperial Roots of Modern Surf Culture -- 2.A World Made Safe for Discovery: Travel, Cultural Diplomacy, and the Politics of Surf Exploration -- 3.Paradise Found: The Discovery of Indonesia and the Surfing Imagination -- 4.When Surfing Discovered It Was Political: Confronting South African Apartheid -- 5.Industrial Surfing: The Commodification of Experience
Control code
000051880576
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780520279117
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013032583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99966404672
  • 40023305071
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)856579563

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