Against the Tide: New Work on Australasian Aquatic Cultures

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Hess, Rob and Parker, Claire (2009) Against the Tide: New Work on Australasian Aquatic Cultures. International Journal of the History of Sport, 26 (14). pp. 2060-2068. ISSN 0952-3367


Research on Australasian aquatic cultures has been driven by the widespread popularity of activities such as surfing, boating and swimming. However, the focus of academic scrutiny during the last two decades has largely been directed towards investigations of surfing and surf lifesaving in particular, and beach culture more generally. In this paper, the current research paradigm within which swimming research in Australia and New Zealand operates is described and discussed. It is concluded that aquatic cultures are much broader and more diverse than existing trends in literature would indicate.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
Historical > SEO Classification > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Keywords ResPubID18288, Australasian aquatic cultures, swimming research,
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