UN1001: Perspectives on Inquiry, Fall 2003

Course texts & materials

“These sports [skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding] are rooted in a set of values that include fierce individualism, alienation, defiance, and some degree of inwardly focused aggression.” — “The Board.” Rolling Stone, May 2003.

Required Texts

aFriedman, Glen E. and C.R. Stecyk III. DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys. Burning Flags Press, 2002.

Lopez, Jack. Cholos & Surfers: A Latino Family Album. Capra Press, 1998.

Carson, David. Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing. Gingko Press, 2002.

Finney, Ben R., and James D. Houston. Surfing: a History of the Ancient Hawaiian Sport. San Francisco: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1996.

Nicholson, Joy. The Tribes of Palos Verdes. St. Martin’s, 1998.

You’ll also need a notebook for weekly journal entries, preferably something bound, and something large enough to allow from some drawing and graphics.

Films & Video

Ano Natsu Ichiban Shizukana Umi [A Scene at the Sea, or, That Summer, A Most Quiet Ocean]. Kimstim, 1991, 2000.
Dogtown and Z-Boys. Columbia Tri-Star, 2001.
Blue Crush. Universal Studios, 2002.
Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka’ehukai. Women Make Movies, 2002.
Surfing for Life. David L. Brown and Seniority Films, 2002.
The Endless Summer.  Image Entertainment, 1966.
Sk8tr Boi. Avril Lavigne, 2002.

On Library Reserve, or via Inter-Library Loan, or from me

Borden, Iain. Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture, the Body and Performative Critique. Berg, 2001

Coleman, Stuart Holmes. Eddie Would Go: The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero. MindRaising Press, 2002.

Cook, James. Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific As Told by Selections of His Own Journals, 1768-1779. Penguin, 2000.

Craig, Steven. Men, Masculinity, and the Media. Newbury Park: Sage, 1992.

Earhart, Amelia. “Flying from Hawaii.” National Geographic. May 1935.

Finnegan, William. “Playing Doc’s Games (I).” New Yorker. 24 Aug. 1992: 34-7.

Gabbard, Andrea. Girl in the Curl: a Century of Women in Surfing. Seattle, WA: Seal Press, 2000.

Gerhardt, Sarah. Profile. BIG Magazine. July/August 2002.

Jenkins, Bruce. North Shore Chronicles: Big Wave Surfing in Hawaii. Frog, LTD., 1999.

Klein, Alan M. “The Morality//Masculinity Paradox: Masculinity, Sport, and the Media.” Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport. Sage, 2000.

Marshall, Penny. “Introduction.” Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like? NY: Random House, 2001.

McGann, Pat. “It Ain’t Nothing ‘Til It’s Something: Black Masculinity and ‘Blue Crush.’” Masculinity in the Media. October 2002.

Messner, Michael. Sport, Men, and the Gender Order: Critical Feminist Perspectives. Human Kinetics, 1992.

Orlean, Susan. “Life’s Swell.” Outside. 1998.

Strazz, P. L. Surfing the Great Lakes. Lauter, 2000.

State of the Coast: Evoking the Coast. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1998.

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