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Australian Beach Cultures : The History of Sun, Sand and Surf - Douglas Booth

Australian Beach Cultures

The History of Sun, Sand and Surf

Paperback Published: 29th September 2001
ISBN: 9780714681788
Number Of Pages: 284

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Australians are surrounded by beaches. But this enclosure is more than a geographical fact for the inhabitants of an island continent; the beach is an integral part of the cultural envelope. This work analyzes the history of the beach as an integral aspect of Australian culture.

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'This is the book on the history of beach culture in Australia for which all of us concerned with Australian popular culture have been waiting... This book will become necessary reading for anybody interested in Australians' long and complex relationship with the beach." Professor Jon Stratton, Curtin University of Technology

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xii
Measurements and Unitsp. xiii
Series Editor's Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Beaches, Bathers and Bodiesp. 1
The Beach as Culturep. 3
Beach Culturesp. 6
Culture and the Bodyp. 8
Prestige and the Bodyp. 14
Synopsisp. 16
Mrs Grundy and Daylight Bathersp. 22
Ascetic Traditions and Clothed Bathingp. 22
The Battle for Daylight Bathingp. 29
Mixed Bathingp. 32
Surfingp. 36
Undressed Bathersp. 41
Tanned, Healthy Bathers and the 'Skirt' Protestsp. 42
Backless Costumes and Trunksp. 45
Bikini Mayhemp. 48
The Sexual Revolutionp. 52
Nudity on the Marginsp. 55
Reef Beach: Redefining the Moral Terrainp. 59
New Nude Beachesp. 63
Valorous Surf Lifesavers?p. 65
The Economics of Surfbathingp. 67
Humane Directions ... and Dilemmasp. 71
From Saviours to Auxiliariesp. 76
Lifesaving's Darker Sidep. 80
Hedonistic Surfersp. 84
Early Surfing Philosophyp. 84
Surfing: The Cultural Contextp. 91
The Lifesaving Movement and Surfingp. 97
Surfing Stylesp. 100
Subversive Soul-surfersp. 107
Troublemakers on the Beach?p. 107
War and Peacep. 109
Counterculture, the New Era and Soul-surfingp. 112
Baywatch, Black Shirts and White Shortsp. 118
Managing Surfers: The Professional Erap. 124
Grand Prix Politicsp. 125
Gendered Politicsp. 133
Marketing Male Surfersp. 136
Managing Athletic and Feminine Surfersp. 139
Managing Iron Men and Iron Women: The Professional Erap. 142
Mates, 'Pogs' and Savioursp. 142
A Sporting Problemp. 149
Professional Sport: Raising the Heatp. 152
The End of the Beach?p. 162
Class, Pollution and the New Promenadep. 162
Mrs Grundy and the Moral Cover Upp. 168
The Abrasive Generationp. 170
Wahines and Commercializing the Culture of Irreverencep. 175
Lifeguards: The Death of a Culturep. 181
Notesp. 185
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780714681788
ISBN-10: 0714681784
Series: Cass Series: Sport in the Global Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 29th September 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1