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  • Title: Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing
  • Author: Scott Laderman
  • ISBN: 9780520279117
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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 inSurfing 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.
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    Commentaires:

    Cori Schumacher
    This is the history of surfing the surf industry desperately hopes you won't read. Laderman dares to tread into the heart of Big Surfing's darkness like no other and he does so with aplomb, using incisive strokes to cleave wide the illusion that surfing is a happy-go-lucky, apolitical, pastime with a "leave no footprints" ethos. Within the pages of EIW, we meet the true face of Big Surfing, one that will surely leave the reader with a deeper understanding of how and why such a beloved activity h [...]

    Malcolm
    Of all sports, surfing is probably one that many of us see as having, at best, muted politics. Part of this is the result, I suspect, of the sport’s slacker image – it doesn’t need to be Jeff Spicoli, it is a sport where its practitioners can spend the entire day on the edge of the ‘playing area’ waiting for the waves to develop. Part, and perhaps a bigger part, is the widespread view that sport is pretty apolitical anyway (leaving aside the mundane acceptance of sports’ associations [...]

    Joel Wasserman
    Big Business and Corporate Action Sport Goliaths strongly urge you not to read the truths behind the industrialization of surfing.I loved this expose' on the deeper historical significances of land acquisition, political shifts, sphere of influence and counterculture exposureof what it means to follow the "Surfing Machine". It brought me to understand politics like apartheid, humanitarian issues, environmental issues,gender equality and other conflicts that are collateral damage from the mere pl [...]

    Tim Cooley
    This is an excellent book. Laderman clearly loves surfing, but he is able to take a critical look at the globalization of surfing in the 20th century. If you care about surfing, you should read this book.

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