Australian Beach Cultures

Australian Beach Cultures

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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.It used to be simple. ... to plunge into the ocean, until late afternoon, when a stiff sea breeze or squabbling kids or a mean thirst would drive them home with a ... A day at the beach doesna#39;t read like the old school essay a€” went to the beach, had swim, got burnt. ... Class, Pollution and the New Promenade The social composition of Australiaa#39;s large urban beaches has changed dramatically in recent times.

Title:Australian Beach Cultures
Author:Douglas Booth
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-12-06


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