Notes for a young surfer / Clifton Evers
- Evers, Clifton
- Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- 172 pages ; 24 cm
- 1. The Impact Zone -- 2. Talking Story -- 3. He'enalu: Bodies that Surf -- 4. My Brother's Keeper or My Brother's Problem? -- 5. Hooking Up -- 6. A Different Line-up.
- "The beach has long been a privileged site in Australian culture, and surfers have become its icons. For many surfers, young and old, surfing isn't simply a hobby or a sport but a treasured way of life." "Notes for a Young Surfer taps into the beauty of surfing and also tells the truth about the dark side of surf culture where young men come into contact with violence, misogyny, sex, racism, turf wars and homophobia. This book reveals the unwritten codes and rituals that rule all aspects of a young man's life in the surf culture, from body image and notions of national identity to politics and mateship." "Notes for a Young Surfer uses real stories from the surfing world. It provides surfing tips and is also full of funny, reassuring and practical advice about how to handle the challenges and decisions that young men face." "Dr Clifton Evers has been surfing for more than thirty years and has a habit of pacing the floor and twitching all night when a new winter swell is on its way. He is a surfer/writer/intellectual and wrote his PhD on surf culture. He researches gender and cultural studies at the University of New South Wales. He's been published on surfing and men's issues, including in the Sydney Morning Herald, and is an editor of Kurungabaa: A Journal of Literature, History and Ideas from the Sea."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780522854893 (pbk)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-166) and index.
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