Notes for a Young Surfer

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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 172 pages
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This complex look at surf culture exploresæits inherent masculinity, as well as the violence, racism, misogyny, turf wars, and homophobia that are as much a part ofæthe sportæasæocean swells. Both a touching memoir and a sharp social critique, this analysis reveals the unwritten codes that rule all aspects of a surferÍs life from body image and national identity to politics and friendship and the issues that have imprinted themselves on Australian beaches since the Cronulla riots.

  

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Sounds like my mate JARRAD!

Contents

The Impact Zone
1
Bodies that Surf
41
My Brothers Keeper or My Brothers Problem?
69
Hooking Up
103
A Different Lineup
136
Notes
159
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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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