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Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing

Scott Laderman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279100
eISBN:
9780520958043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279100.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Surfing today invokes many things: thundering waves, warm beaches, bikinis, lifeguards, and carefree pleasure. But is the story of surfing really as simple as popular culture suggests? From American ... More


Waves of Resistance: Surfing and History in Twentieth-Century Hawaii

Isaiah Helekunihi Walker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834623
eISBN:
9780824871703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834623.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Surfing has been a significant sport and cultural practice in Hawai'i for more than 1,500 years. In the last century, facing increased marginalization on land, many Native Hawaiians have found ... More


Global Stoke: The Commercialization of Surfing

Andrew Warren and Chris Gibson

in Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers: Craft, Creativity, and Cultural Heritage in Hawaii, California, and Australia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838287
eISBN:
9780824869632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838287.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the phenomenal global growth in the surf industry and particularly the commercialization of surfing beginning in the 1960s. Globalization was apparent even before the surf craze ... More


Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers: Craft, Creativity, and Cultural Heritage in Hawaii, California, and Australia

Andrew Warren and Chris Gibson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838287
eISBN:
9780824869632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838287.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Over the last forty years, surfing has emerged from its Pacific islands origins to become a global industry. Since its beginnings, surfing's icon has been the surfboard. To a surfer, a board is more ... More


Colonial Violence and Hawaiian Resistance

Isaiah Helekunihi Walker

in Waves of Resistance: Surfing and History in Twentieth-Century Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834623
eISBN:
9780824871703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834623.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter contextualizes twentieth-century Hawaiian resistance in the surf by chronicling a history of colonial violence in nineteenth-century Hawaii. Over the last few years, the written history ... More


Introduction

Andrew Warren and Chris Gibson

in Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers: Craft, Creativity, and Cultural Heritage in Hawaii, California, and Australia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838287
eISBN:
9780824869632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838287.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book examines surfing and surfboard making as forms of creative production and local cultural heritage. Drawing on observations of thirty-three workshops and interviews with more than 130 ... More


A New Millennium

Scott Laderman

in Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279100
eISBN:
9780520958043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279100.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The epilogue shows how some have embraced China as a great hope for the future of surfing and the surf industry, but how others have rejected it because of its poor human rights record. From Cori ... More


Introduction

Isaiah Helekunihi Walker

in Waves of Resistance: Surfing and History in Twentieth-Century Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834623
eISBN:
9780824871703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834623.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. Ka po'ina nalu (the surf zone) constitutes a Native Hawaiian realm, an overlooked space extremely significant to Kānaka Maoli ... More


He‘e Nalu: A Hawaiian History of Surfing

Isaiah Helekunihi Walker

in Waves of Resistance: Surfing and History in Twentieth-Century Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834623
eISBN:
9780824871703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834623.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter chronicles a history of surfing from a Hawaiian perspective. First, it charts centuries-old histories of Hawaiian surfers from ka wā kahiko (times of old, prior to 1778) to show that ... More


Hui Nalu, Outrigger, and Waikīkī Beachboys

Isaiah Helekunihi Walker

in Waves of Resistance: Surfing and History in Twentieth-Century Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834623
eISBN:
9780824871703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834623.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In the 1930s many Hui Nalu surfers began moonlighting as Waikīkī Beachboys—essentially Hui Nalu surfers turned popular surf instructors. Through their interactions with visiting celebrities and other ... More


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