Notes for a Young Surfer
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Notes for a Young Surfer

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This complex look at surf culture explores its inherent masculinity, as well as the violence, racism, misogyny, turf wars, and homophobia that are as much a part of the sport as ocean swells. Both a touching memoir and a sharp social critique, this analysis reveals the unwritten codes that rule all aspects of a surfer's life - from body image and national identity to politics and friendship - and the issues that have imprinted themselves on Australian beaches since the Cronulla riots.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 226.8g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522854893
  • 9780522854893
  • 958,897

About Clifton Evers

Clifton Evers is a professor of gender and cultural studies at the University of Sydney. He has been a surfer for more than 25 years.show more

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"Taps into the beauty of surfing and tells the truth about the ugly side of surf culture where young men come into contact with abuse, misogyny, sexual assault, rape and fear . . . Clif hopes the book will encourage young surfers to speak up and challenge the ways of the older generation." --"Milton Ulladulla Times"show more

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