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|Description:||xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||This study of surfing --
Pleasure and discipline : a surfing history --
Resistance and incorporation : contemporary surfing life --
Risk, self and social configurations --
Fear, desire and a postmodern sublime --
Commodification, reflexivity and trust : the surfing culture industry --
Aestheticization and sportization : towards synthesis --
A study of surfing and social change that provides insights into other experience-based contemporary subcultures and the nature of the self and social formations in contemporary society. It offers an analysis of the relationship between embodied experience, culture and the economy.
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