douglas booth is professor of sport studies and dean of the School of Physical Educa-
tion and Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the
author of The Race Game (1998), Australian Beach Cultures (2001), and The Field (2005).
Douglas serves on the editorial boards of Rethinking History and the Journal of Sport His-
tory and is an executive member of the Australian Society for Sport History.
peter brosius is distinguished research professor of anthropology at the University of
Georgia and a surfer since 1969. He is widely recognized for his work with Penan hunter-
gatherers in Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo), where he has recently been involved in court
testimony in support of Penan land claims against oil palm companies. Brosius’s work fo-
cuses on the po litical ecol ogy of conservation, with a par ticular interest in the impact of
environmental degradation on local and indigenous communities. He is also the founding
director of uga’s Center for Integrative Conservation Research. Brosius teaches a study
abroad program called Surfing & Sustainability: Po litical Ecol ogy in Costa Rica, and is
currently developing a comparative research proj ect on sustainable surf tourism in Bali,
Fiji, and Costa Rica.
robin canniford is co- director of the Cluster for Organisation, Society and Markets
and se nior lecturer in management and marketing at the University of Melbourne. The
author of multiple book chapters and articles, his work on surfing as an example of nature/
culture entanglements has been published in  The Journal of Consumer Research, as well
as in the journals Consumption Markets and Culture and Marketing Theory. More recent
work on sport and social movements is forthcoming in Sociology. He co- edited Assembling
Consumption (2015, with Domen Bajde). His most recent research proj ect investigates the
intersections of sport and sound.
krista comer is professor of En glish and associate director of the Center for the Study
of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She is interested
in interdisciplinary approaches to prob lems of place and space, and their theorization.
Her books include Landscapes of the New West: Gender and Geography in Con temporary
Women’s Writing (1999) and Surfer Girls in the New World Order (2010). In 2014, she co-
founded the Institute for Women Surfers, a grassroots educational initiative in the public
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