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Surfing life : surface, substructure and the commodification of the sublime

Author: Mark Stranger
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Surfing life is a study of surfing and social change that also provides insights into other activity-based contemporary subcultures and the nature of the self and social formations in contemporary society"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Stranger
ISBN: 9780754674436 0754674436
OCLC Number: 690585015
Description: xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: This study of surfing --
Pleasure and discipline : a surfing history --
Resistance and incorporation : contemporary surfing life --
Risk, self and social configurations --
Fear, desire and a postmodern sublime --
Commodification, reflexivity and trust : the surfing culture industry --
Aestheticization and sportization : towards synthesis --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Mark Stranger.

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'An exhilarating contribution to the sociology of leisure and sport. Stranger writes with real verve and insight. A marvellous book.' Chris Rojek, Brunel University, UK 'Searching for the essence of Read more...

 
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