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The American Surfer free pdf The image of surfing is everywhere in American popular culture -- films, novels, television shows, magazines, newspaper articles, music, and especially advertisements. In this book, Kristin Lawler examines the surfer, one of the most significant and enduring archetypes in American popular culture, from its roots in ancient Hawaii, to Waikiki beach at the dawn of the twentieth century, continuing through Depression-era California, cresting during the early sixties, persistently present over the next three decades, and now, more globally popular than ever. Throughout, Lawler sets the image of the surfer against the backdrop of the negative reactions to it by those groups responsible for enforcing the Puritan discipline -- pro-work, anti-spontaneity -- and thereby offers a fresh take on contemporary discussions of the relationship between commercial culture and counterculture, and between counterculture and capitalism.

About Kristin Lawler

Kristen Lawler is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

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Author : Kristin Lawler
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 12 November 2010
ISBN : 0415874890
EAN : 9780415874892
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 222 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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