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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


The Hawaiian Renaissance and Hawaiian Surfers

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/9780824834623.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Several Hawaiian historians have marked the 1970s as the beginning of a Hawaiian renaissance. However, many of the Hawaiian strategies of protests in the 1970s were born out of a 1960s environmental ... More


Surf Zone, Coastal Pelagic Zone, and Harbors

LARRY G. ALLEN and DANIEL J. PONDELLA

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The nearshore zone off the Californias includes a number of unique, primarily soft-bottom habitats. This expansive area spans the exposed, sandy beaches to the water column above the inner shelf ... More


Duke Kahanamoku: Racialized Colonization and the Exoticization of Aquatic Royalty

Joel S. Franks

in More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809889
eISBN:
9781496809926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Duke Kahanamoku’s success in swimming and surfing in the early twentieth century made him one of the world’s most famous Hawaiians and aquatic stars. This chapter examines Kahanamoku’s Hawaiian ... More


Mastering the Machine: Technology and the Racial Logic of Jack London's Asia

R. John Williams

in The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that one of Jack London's most consistent concerns throughout his career was the place of the machine in modern life, and his engagements with the discourses of racial formation ... More


Song, Surfing, and Postcolonial Sustainability

Timothy J. Cooley (ed.)

in Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042362
eISBN:
9780252051203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042362.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter begins with one cultural practice–surfing–that was developed to an extremely high level by indigenous peoples of Hawai'i over several millennia before it was appropriated by settler ... More


Surfing into Zulu

in Starring Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226451886
eISBN:
9780226451909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451909.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter investigates the apartheid regime's introduction of “Black television” in the form of two new channels aimed exclusively at the growing Black middle class in 1983. The introduction of ... More


“Ranch Stiffs” and “Beach Cowboys” in the Shrinking Public Sphere: Sexual Domestication in and

Nicole Seymour

in Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037627
eISBN:
9780252094873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037627.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter counters universal readings of Brokeback Mountain (2005) as either a simplistic pastoral that romanticizes the American West, or a universal love story in service of gay normalization by ... More


Unmanning Hawaiians: Producing “Ideal Natives” via Tourism, Hollywood, and Historical Writings

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/9780824834623.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Throughout most of the twentieth century, Hawaii's tourism industry has over-promoted Hawaii as a safe place for visitors to experience paradise. Unfortunately, they accomplished this by emphasizing ... More


The Hui O He‘e Nalu

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/9780824834623.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The predominantly Native Hawaiian North Shore organization, Hui O He'e Nalu, was formed in reaction to a burgeoning, predominantly haole professional surfing industry that started on the North Shore ... More


Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers: A Historical Geography

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/9780824838287.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses on surfing places and the surfboard-making scenes that evolved there. More specifically, it provides a historical backdrop of surfing in Hawaiʻi, Southern California, and east ... More


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