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Surfer Girls in the New World Order


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Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Critical Localisms in a Globalized World 1
Part I. California Goes Global
1. Californians in Diaspora: The Making of a Local/Global Subculture 35
2. Wanting to Be Lisa: The Surfer Girl Comes of Age 76
Part II. Globalization from Below
3. The Politics of Play: Tourism, Ecofeminism, and Surfari in Mexico 117
4. Surf Shops and the Transfer of Girl Localist Knowledge 162
5. Surfing the New World Order: What Is Next? 205
Notes 231
Bibliography 259
Index 273

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A history and analysis of the public culture of surfing, especially among girls and women

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Krista Comer is an Associate Professor of English at Rice University. She is the author of Landscapes of the New West: Gender and Geography in Contemporary Women's Writing.


"Surfer Girls in the New World Order is fantastic. The only book that I know of to address girls' and women's surfing from an analytical perspective, it opens into provocative questions about globalization and its discontents, 'ecotourism' and the surf safari, and conflicting paradigms of gender, economics, race, and culture."oLeslie Heywood, author of The Women's Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third-Wave Feminism "Krista Comer has earned her wave-smart street creds across Oceania, as she has in her prior learned scholarship on the making and gendering of the U.S. west. But this book, a pithy and colorful delight to read, delves into the murky politics and poetics of global surf iconographies to expose the gendered and discrepant tales of mastery, self-loss, oceanic mysticism, coming-of-age tales set in the salt waters along with eco-feminist mythologies and critiques, riddling local and global subcultures north and south. A player and a cultural critic, Comer reveals the enchanting and baffling cults of 'surf city' and the rise of the 'surfer girl' goddess. Gidget figurines, or Mavericks as such for that matter, can never be figured or narrated quite the sameohers is a crucial, timely, deftly organized, and compellingly readable study that is at once participatory, original, informed, sexy, and new."oRob Wilson, author of Reimagining the American Pacific: From South Pacific to Bamboo Ridge and Beyond

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