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

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Social Science - 260 pages
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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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Contents

1 Beaches Bathers and Bodies
1
2 Mrs Grundy and Daylight Bathers
22
3 Undressed Bathers
41
4 Valorous Surf Lifesavers?
65
5 Hedonistic Surfers
84
6 Subversive Soulsurfers
107
The Professional Era
124
The Professional Era
142
9 The End of the Beach?
162
Notes
185
Bibliography
233
Index
249
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University of Otago, New Zealand.

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