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CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Peter Westwick DOWNLOAD The World in the Curl 107 Rfing school after all and together they have than a century of experience in the water but they were surprised that their non surfing students outnumbered the surfers There is something about surfing that people yearn to understand and this is the book that examines the enduring worldwide appeal of the sport both in myth and reality     Drawing on the authors' expertise as respectively a cold war historian and a historian of environmental history The Surfing Professors Explain the World brings a. The World in the Curl is a social history of surfing but like many good studies of a micro subject it s about than just surfingSurfers and university professors Westwick and Neushul have written this book as a textbook for the course they teach at UC Santa Barbara They found that most of the people who take their class even at a campus that is right on the beach are not surfers But like many of us the students are mildly fascinated by the surfing culture they ve seen on TV and in movies over the yearsThe book is not written like a textbook but like a popular history a fairly rigorous one so be prepared and covers many aspects of surfing that I had not even considered such as environmentalism and the i

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CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Peter Westwick DOWNLOAD The World in the Curl 107 The thinking person's guide to surfing and the world it has created   For several semesters the most popular course at the University of California at Santa Barbara was a team taught lecture course on the history of surfing and specifically the cultural political economic and environmental conseuences of surfing's evolution from a sport of Hawaiian kings to a billion dollar worldwide industry Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul weren't surprised by the popularity of the class UC Santa Barbara is a su. I received this book free from Library Thing for reviewI really enjoyed this book The authors Peter Westwick Peter Neushul are both historians with the University of California system and their professionalism shows in this book The first third of the book is a conventional history of surfing from ancient times in Polynesia to events in this decade I loved this section Their ability to make history readable and enjoying is commendable I wish they had written the history textbooks I had to read in collegeThe middle is kinda preachy and I got a little uncomfortable at being lectured about environmental concerns and misogyny If you re not defensive about these topics I m sure you ll enjoy this as well Bei

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CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Peter Westwick DOWNLOAD The World in the Curl 107 Live the colorful history of surfing by drawing readers into the ideas that have fueled the sport's expansion colonialism the military industrial complex globalization capitalism and race and gender roles In a highly readable and provocative narrative history of the sport's signal moments from the spread of surfing to the US to the development of surf culture to the introduction of women into the sport Neushul and Westwick draw an indelible portrait of surfing and surfers as actors on the global stag. This is a great book that takes a look at surfing culture from it s Hawaiian roots through it s bad boy days in the late 20th century to the present where surfers and the industry that caters to them must respond positively to environmental and economic hard times or perish Much like a textbook which it undoubtably is the authors draw a broad line around surfing s history culture and make suggestions for participatory responsibility to steward the shores at which it is practiced I learned about so much than surfing per se including the history of Hawaii the start of the aeronautical industry in California and worldwide environmental issues that both drive and threaten tourism at beaches in the US and


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    The World in the Curl [E–pub READ] I received this book free from Library Thing for reviewI really enjoyed this book The authors Peter Westwick Peter Neushul are both historians with the University of California system and their professionalism shows in this book The first third of the book is a conventional history of surfing from ancient times in Polynesia to events in this decade I loved this section Their ability to make history readable and enjoying is commendable I w

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    Peter Westwick ✓ 7 DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Peter Westwick The World in the Curl [E–pub READ] As a surfer living in Humboldt County California this book lifted my soul Most of what I have heard about legends politics and surfers throughou

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    The World in the Curl [E–pub READ] CHARACTERS The World in the Curl I picked up this book from a bookshelf at a 'local' bookstore Probably Green Apple Books I have developed a habit to browse Sports section to find books about surfing As I already have an 'official' or 'conventional' history of surfing book which I haven't finished yet since it's too thick the title itself was interesting enough to pick it

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    CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Peter Westwick Peter Westwick ✓ 7 DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS The World in the Curl While surfing on a warm day near Santa Barbara two senior surfers each having surfed over thirty years and who were also scholars and historians thought it would be fun and informative to teach a class on the history of surfing to students at UC Santa Barbara known for its easy access to good surfing sites The class was

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    CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Peter Westwick Peter Westwick ✓ 7 DOWNLOAD The World in the Curl [E–pub READ] The World in the Curl is a social history of surfing but like many good studies of a micro subject it's about than just surfingSurfers and university professors Westwick and Neushul have written this book as a textbook for the course they tea

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    The World in the Curl [E–pub READ] Peter Westwick ✓ 7 DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS The World in the Curl Summer may be receding But here's a book to keep the sun glowing in your bosom SURFING The World in the Curl seeks to explain surfing’s transcendent appeal while putting the sport in its social and historical context Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul trace surfing from its ancient Polynesian roots to its current incarnation as a global commercial and cultural phenomenon Along the way they look at the connections between surfing and among o

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    The World in the Curl [E–pub READ] CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Peter Westwick CHARACTERS The World in the Curl This is a great book that takes a look at surfing culture from it's Hawaiian roots through it's bad boy days in the late 20th century to the present where surfers and the industry that caters to them must respond positively to environmental and economic hard times or perish Much like a textbook which it undoubtably is the authors draw a broad line around surfing's history culture and make suggestions for participatory responsibil

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    CHARACTERS The World in the Curl Peter Westwick ✓ 7 DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Peter Westwick I went to UCSB and kind of like that Westwick is a real historian dealing with the story of Hawaii and what really happened since it's exposure to Western culture The Hawaiian's got screwed and they knew it way long time ago This a balanced and fair account of the loss of water skills by a dominant culture taken over by a technological one The Hawaiians were not surfing after the turn of the century because they were working th

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    The World in the Curl [E–pub READ] The history of surfing seems like it would be a one dimensional topic however Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul do a good job of incorporating world events into the discussion This book follows surfing beginning with its Polynesian roots to the present day Along the way the book details the development of Hawaii and the Californian coast two World Wars Hollywood beach movies and the role of sex and race in surfing There

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    CHARACTERS ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Peter Westwick The World in the Curl [E–pub READ] I won this book in a Goodreads Contest I am not a surfer but regardless found this book enjoyable It does not focus much a

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  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The World in the Curl
  • Peter Westwick
  • English
  • 27 November 2019
  • 9780307719485