[The World in the Curl] Read ✓ Peter Westwick


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    [The World in the Curl] Read ✓ Peter Westwick Free download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Peter Westwick 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 even

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    Peter Westwick æ 9 characters Free download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Peter Westwick Free download The World in the Curl As a surfer living in Humboldt County California this book lifted my soul Most of what I have heard about legends politics and surfers throughout history was included by Westwick as well as many interesting topics I have n

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    [The World in the Curl] Read ✓ Peter Westwick 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 surfi

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    [The World in the Curl] Read ✓ Peter Westwick Peter Westwick æ 9 characters Free download 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 stu

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    [The World in the Curl] Read ✓ Peter Westwick 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 mil

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    Peter Westwick æ 9 characters Free download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Peter Westwick Free download 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 amon

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    [The World in the Curl] Read ✓ Peter Westwick Free download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Peter Westwick Peter Westwick æ 9 characters 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 undoub

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    Free download The World in the Curl [The World in the Curl] Read ✓ Peter Westwick Peter Westwick æ 9 characters I went to UCSB and kind of like that Westwick is a real historian dealing with the story of Hawaii and what rea

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    [The World in the Curl] Read ✓ Peter Westwick 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 California

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    Free download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ Peter Westwick Peter Westwick æ 9 characters Free download The World in the Curl I won this book in a Goodreads Contest I am not a surfer but regardless found this book enjoyable It does not focus much about the waves boards and emotions like a typical surfer but the history technology world events and other topics that propel the sport into the world Despite being text based considering it being about

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Free download The World in the Curl ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Peter Westwick æ 9 characters 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 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 upIn the developing of surfing history obviously socio economic cultural I don t like these jargons but what can I say otherwise here elements were important For instance Southern California has become a mecca of surfing since the 1950s with all the middle class kid with the defense industry There was a chapter on surfing tourism as it would change on the local culture while all the visitors are main surfers on these spots but it d be hard to make it any conclusion hereThis book was written by two college professors at UC Santa Barbara Both are surfers and they re using this book for their class History of Surfing I think while it was interesting to read it also shows the limitation of an academic book for a class course

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Free download The World in the Curl ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Peter Westwick æ 9 characters 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 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 were a couple of really dry chapters including a very long history of the wetsuit that I really could have done without but overall this is a fascinating look at surfing and the industry that surrounds it This book was a Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway

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Free download The World in the Curl ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Peter Westwick æ 9 characters 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 influence the military and war has had on surfing and vice versa It also covers expected topics such as surfing in mass media sexism in surfing and surfing s influence on fashionMost unexpected for me was that surfers as a group unlike their reputation as a counterculture are much like the rest of the population as a whole There are a few exceptional characters who further the sport and make it better for everyone but most are unwilling to take action to preserve the beaches and oceans and most are reluctant to welcome those they see as outsiders

  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The World in the Curl
  • Peter Westwick
  • English
  • 20 January 2020
  • 9780307719485