Notes for a Young Surfer

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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, 2010 - Social Science - 172 pages
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The beach has long been a privileged site in Australian culture, and surfers have become its icons. For many surfers, young and old, surfing isn't simply a hobby or sport but a treasured way of life. Notes for a Young Surfer taps into the beauty of surfing and also tells the truth about the dark side of surf culture where young men come into contact with violence, misogyny, sex, racism, turf wars and homophobia. This book reveals the unwritten codes and rituals that rule all aspects of a young man's life in surf culture, from body image and notions of national identity, to politics and mateship. Notes for a Young Surfer uses real stories from the surfing world. It provides surfing tips but is also full of funny, reassuring and practical advice about how to handle the challenges and decisions that young men face. Read more about this book in author's website:

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Sounds like my mate JARRAD!


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About the author (2010)

Clifton Evers is a professor of gender and cultural studies at the University of Syndey. He has been a surfer for more than 25 years.

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