Download PDF by Kristin Lawler: The American Surfer: Radical Culture and Capitalism

By Kristin Lawler

ISBN-10: 0415811473

ISBN-13: 9780415811477

ISBN-10: 0415874890

ISBN-13: 9780415874892

similar to browsing is in every single place in American pop culture -- movies, novels, tv exhibits, magazines, newspaper articles, tune, and particularly ads. during this ebook, Kristin Lawler examines the surfer, some of the most major and enduring archetypes in American pop culture, from its roots in historic Hawaii, to Waikiki seashore on the sunrise of the 20 th century, carrying on with via Depression-era California, cresting in the course of the early sixties, again and again current over the subsequent 3 a long time, and now, extra globally renowned than ever. all through, Lawler units the commercially disseminated photograph of the surfer opposed to the backdrop of the adverse reactions to it by means of these teams liable for imposing the Puritan self-discipline -- pro-work, anti-spontaneity -- on which capital relies, and thereby deals a clean tackle modern discussions of the connection among advertisement tradition and counterculture, and among counterculture and capitalism.

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