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The priority of the beach : beach-going, leisure and Australian life, 1860 to the present

Helgeby, Stein

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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]

dc.contributor.authorHelgeby, Stein
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T01:03:36Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T01:03:36Z
dc.date.copyright1987
dc.identifier.otherb1639445
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/117163
dc.description.abstractIn 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 Australian life yet, because they deal only with isolated aspects of beach-going, they do not significantly advance our overall understanding of beach-goers and beach life. This history will try to provide a general understanding of the changing character and role of beach-going in Australian life.
dc.format.extentv, 204 p
dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.lcshBeaches Social aspects Australia
dc.subject.lcshBathing beaches Australia
dc.subject.lcshAquatic sports Australia
dc.subject.lcshLeisure Australia
dc.titleThe priority of the beach : beach-going, leisure and Australian life, 1860 to the present
dc.typeThesis (Masters)
local.contributor.supervisorHancock, Ian
dcterms.valid1987
local.description.notesThis thesis has been made available through exception 200AB to the Copyright Act.
local.type.degreeMaster by research (Masters)
dc.date.issued1987
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d72403f2636f
dc.date.updated2017-05-19T09:12:20Z
local.identifier.proquestYes
local.mintdoimint
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