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Surfing places, surfboard makers : craft, creativity, and cultural heritage in Hawaiʻi, California, and Australia

Author: Andrew Warren; Chris Gibson
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the world of surfboard making as a global industry. Based on researches, interviews in Hawaii, California, and Australia, this book constructs stories of challenges local,  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Warren; Chris Gibson
ISBN: 9780824838287 0824838289 9780824839437 0824839439
OCLC Number: 856579538
Description: xi, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Surfing places, surfboard makers: a historical geography --
A Pacific story: surfboard making in the wood era --
Foam futures: evolution of the modern surfboard industry --
Made by hand: a custom system of production --
Crafting surfboards: gender, bodies, and emotions --
Global stoke: the commercialization of surfing --
Computer shaping: mechanized surfboard production --
Surfboard making: new (and uncertain) horizons.
Responsibility: Andrew Warren and Chris Gibson.

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[a] lively, clearly written study . . . Utilizing an impressive combination of investigative tools drawn from geography, history, sociology and economics, all handled adroitly.-- "The Hawaiian Read more...

 
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