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Surfing and social theory : experience, embodiment and narrative of the dream glide

Author: Nick Ford; David Brown
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
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"Surfing has emerged from ancient roots to become a twenty-first century phenomenon - an 'alternative' sport, lifestyle and art form now with a global profile and ever-increasing numbers of participants. Drawing on popular surf culture, academic literature and the analytical tools of social theory, this book is the first sustained commentary on the contemporary social and cultural meaning of surfing." "Surfing and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ford, Nick, 1956-
Surfing and social theory.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2006
(OCoLC)608099492
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Ford; David Brown
ISBN: 0415334322 9780415334327 0415334330 9780415334334 0203415027 9780203415023
OCLC Number: 58563303
Description: viii, 204 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The enchanted sea : the evolving perceptions of the sea, coastscape and beach --
The narrative history and globalization of surfing --
Surfing as subculture and lifestyle --
Gendering the waves : surfing in the gender order and the gender order in surfing --
Surfing and surfed bodies : the embodiment of surfing --
The experience of surfing --
Conclusion and research directions.
Responsibility: Nick Ford and David Brown.
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Drawing on popular surf culture, academic literature and the analytical tools of social theory, this is a commentary on the contemporary social and cultural meaning of surfing, exploring mind and  Read more...

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