Released on 2020-09-21Categories Social Science

Ethno-Aesthetics of Surf in Florida

Ethno-Aesthetics of Surf in Florida

Author: Anne Barjolin-Smith

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811574788

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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Ethno-aesthetics of Surf in Florida discusses surf and music as glocal sociocultural constructs. Focusing on Florida's unexplored surfing culture, the book illustrates how musical experience begets representations about the world that highlight ways of acting and being of various sociocultural communities. Based on the conceptualization of ethno-aesthetics, this ethnographic study provides an analysis of the Space Coast surfers community's collaborative effort to build social cohesion through their musicking. This transdisciplinary research in American Studies draws upon various theoretical perspectives from both the humanities and social sciences, including ethnomusicology, social psychology, and sociolinguistics, to propose new ways of exploring the links between surfing and musicking. This monograph looks past the myth of iconic 1960s Californian surf music to show how, as a result of the glocalization of surfing, the musicking of Floridian surfers has allowed them to express their subjectivities and to make sense of their world. This book contributes to the debate on the disputed notions of identity and representations by establishing connections between a local expression of the surf lifestyle and its music. It proposes theoretical models that explain cultural hybridization, appropriation, and belonging in surfing. It also develops concepts and notions, such as surfanization, surf strand, lifestyle crossover, and identity marking, to illustrate how global practices, such as surfing, are endowed with various modes of expression exemplified by the emergence of unique regional subcultures of surfing.
Released on 2009-07Categories Self-Help

Shift Your Mood

Shift Your Mood

Author: Rik Isensee

Publisher: Wordclay

ISBN: 9781600375880

Category: Self-Help

Page: 165

View: 617

"Shift Your Mood" combines mindfulness and body awareness with insights from neuroscience and positive psychology to provide a unique and more sustainable approach to healing, growth, and spiritual realization.
Released on 2014-05-08Categories Body, Mind & Spirit

Mindfulness on the Go

Mindfulness on the Go

Author: Padraig O'Morain

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444788549

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 882

You lead a busy life. You're constantly running between tasks, notebook in one hand, iPhone in the other. You've probably read about the benefits of mindfulness, and added 'Start doing mindfulness' to your ever-growing to-do list but frankly, who has time to meditate every day, chant in the lotus position, or read long books on finding inner calm? This brilliant handbook is packed with suggestions for ways to help you slow down, refocus and practice a form of mindfulness that actually fits in with your hectic life. Wherever you're going, whatever you're doing, you can make these mindfulness techniques a seamless part of your daily routine, without having to put any special time aside for them - and so feel calmer and less stressed - at work, at home, as a parent, in your relationships or when travelling.
Released on 2005Categories Sports & Recreation

The Encyclopedia of Surfing

The Encyclopedia of Surfing

Author: Matt Warshaw

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156032511

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 788

View: 219

A pop culture reference of surfing in America today contains 1,500 alphabetical entries and three hundred illustrations to review the activity's most significant contributors, events, equipment, culture, and history. Reprint.
Released on 2005Categories Psychology

Spirituality and Mental Health

Spirituality and Mental Health

Author: Gary W. Hartz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789024772

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 237

This thought-provoking guide for mental health professionals and pastoral counselors provides you with a framework to assess and incorporate client-based spirituality into your practice. The author's unique understanding of spirituality and its relationship to mental heath makes the book an ideal educational guide for practitioners striving to understand the impact of faith on their clients' mental health. The insights presented in Spirituality and Mental Health: Clinical Applications will leave you better informed about the complexities of spirituality and make it easier for you to integrate them meaningfully into your clinical work.
Released on 2012-12-06Categories Sports & Recreation

Australian Beach Cultures

Australian Beach Cultures

Author: Douglas Booth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136338403

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

View: 846

Australians are surrounded by beaches. But this enclosure is more than a geographical fact for the inhabitants of an island continent; the beach is an integral part of the cultural envelope. This work analyzes the history of the beach as an integral aspect of Australian culture.
Released on 2009-06-01Categories Sports & Recreation

Surfing & Health

Surfing & Health

Author: Joel Steinman

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

ISBN: 9781841269825

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 536

View: 352

Expert medical adviceTreatment of injuriesNutrition for surfersTHE BOOKSurfing & Health is a must for surfers and all health professionals related to this fantastic sport.Offering a fundamental and complete A to Z guide covering all major aspects of surfers' health, it offers expert medical advice on acute and chronic surfing injuries, including treatment, rehabilitation and preventative strategies based on PILATES core training exercises. This book includes topics on travelers' disease, hypothermia, skin cancer prevention, shark attacks and other marine animal accidents, women's surfing, and in-depth information on physical training, nutrition advice, psychological strategies to improve concentration and performance. The book also includes a first aid chapter for beach assessment and intervention
Released on 2010-06-13Categories Sports & Recreation

The Surfing Handbook

The Surfing Handbook

Author: Ben Marcus

Publisher: MVP Books

ISBN: 9781610600996

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 511

Whether you’re a beginner trying to get started or an experienced surfer looking to take it to the next level, The Surfing Handbook gives you the tips you need to maximize your performance on the water, with guidance on training and conditioning, technique and style, safety and etiquette, and gear. Written by veteran pro surfing journalist Ben Marcus, this guide is illustrated with instructional photos and drawings, providing step-by-step instructions, background history—as well as stories and tips from legendary surfers and teachers—making this an informative and entertaining guide that will help you to master the waves.
Released on 2009-11-07Categories Sports & Recreation

Legends of Surfing

Legends of Surfing

Author: Duke Boyd

Publisher: MVP Books

ISBN: 9781616731083

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 461

Surfing, Jack London remarked, is “a royal sport for the natural kings of earth.” The greatest of those natural kings grant readers an audience in this glorious celebration of the world’s best surfers. Part exquisite picture book and travelogue to the top of the world, part biography and reference guidebook, Legends of Surfing profiles one hundred great surfers, men and women, from throughout the world. In life stories, and in exclusive interviews--which only the surfing icon Duke Boyd could have pulled off--stellar surfers such as Wayne Bartholomew, Tom Curren, Andy and Bruce Irons, Duke Kahanamoku, Dave Kalama, Gerry Lopez, Rob Machado, Mark Occhilupo, and Kelly Slater give us a rare firsthand look at what it’s like, in this crowded world, to “seek and find the perfect day, the perfect wave, and be alone with the surf and his thoughts.” (John Severson, Surfer magazine, 1960)
Released on 2010Categories Surfers

Surfing Brilliant Corners

Surfing Brilliant Corners

Author: Sam Bleakley

Publisher: Alison Hodge Publishers

ISBN: 090672080X

Category: Surfers

Page: 196

View: 371

A decade of extreme global surf travel by professional longboarder Sam Bleakley,illustrated with photographs by John Callahan.