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Surfing today evokes many things: thundering waves, warm beaches, bikinis and lifeguards, and carefree pleasure. But is the story of surfing really as simple as popular culture suggests? In this first international political history of the sport, Scott Laderman shows that while wave riding is...

Author(s)
Laderman, S.
Publisher
University of California Press, Berkeley, USA
Citation
Empire in waves: a political history of surfing, 2014, pp 256 pp.
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This book examines the role and nature of language and communication in tourism as a global cultural industry. The book consists of six major chapters presented in two parts. Part I examines touristic textual practices such as inflight magazines (Chapter 1), trade signs and business cards in Gambia ...

Author(s)
Thurlow, C.; Jaworski, A.
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Tourism discourse: language and global mobility, 2010, pp ix + 282 pp.
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Focusing on the political economy of the international tourism sector in the era of globalization and its impact in developing contexts, this book employs a case study analysis of South Africa to assess how international tourism as a global system of trade, production, exchange and governance plays ...

Author(s)
Cornelissen, S.
Publisher
Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Aldershot, UK
Citation
The global tourism system: governance, development and lessons from South Africa, 2005, pp xi + 194 pp.
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This collection comprising 10 chapters provides a critical investigation of football cultures throughout the world, examining local and national impacts of the globalizing forces currently existing pressures on the game. Case studies are presented from Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, England,...

Publisher
Frank Cass & Co. Ltd, Ilford, UK
Citation
Football culture: local conflicts, global visions., 2000, pp x + 300 pp.
Abstract

The changes that have occurred in rugby union over the 20th century are explored to give context to the present situation. Specifically, it investigates what has happened to the sport of rugby union as it has moved progressively from the private realm of the playing field of the English public...

Publisher
Frank Cass & Co. Ltd, Ilford, UK
Citation
Making the rugby world: race, gender, commerce., 1999, pp xxvii + 224 pp.

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