By Peter Westwick, Peter Neushul
A definitive and hugely readable historical past of browsing and the cultural, political, monetary, and environmental outcomes of its evolution from a activity of Hawaiian kings and queens to a billion-dollar world wide industry
Despite its rebellious, outlaw popularity, or even as a result of it, browsing occupies a vital position within the American – and worldwide – mind's eye, embodying the stress among romantic counterculture beliefs and middle-class values, among an individualistic communion with nature and a growing to be dedication to trade and know-how. In reading the long-lasting frequent allure of browsing in either fantasy and fact, The international within the Curl bargains a clean attitude at the awesome upward push of the game and its impact on sleek life.
Drawing on Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul’s services as historians of technological know-how and expertise, the surroundings, and the chilly conflict, in addition to many years of expertise as surfers themselves, The international within the Curl brings alive the colourful historical past of browsing by means of drawing readers into the forces that fueled the sport's enlargement: colonialism, the military-industrial advanced, globalization, capitalism, environmental engineering, and race and gender roles. In an enticing and provocative narrative historical past – from the unfold of browsing to the USA, to the improvement of surf tradition, to the reintroduction of girls into the game, to important wave frontiers – the authors draw an indelible portrait of browsing and surfers as actors at the worldwide degree.
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