The priority of the beach : beach-going, leisure and Australian life, 1860 to the present
In Australia today, beach-going is a major pastime but a poorly understood activity. A large number of stereo-types and images have been used to characterize beach-going and beach-goers. There have been images of national types, such as life savers; images of groups, such as willowy board riders; images of sex, such as bikini-girls; and images of character, such as lazy workers who take sick-days off to go the beach. Such stereo-types suggest th a t beach-going is an important aspect of...[Show more]
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