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Towards a Sociology of the Coast

Our Past, Present and Future Relationship to the Shore

Authors: Osbaldiston, Nick

  • Discusses why the coast is a significant space historically, socially and culturally that demands sociological investigation
  • Using Australia as a case study the author critically engages with the ways in which coasts have developed
  • Argues for an ethical rethinking of our use of coasts today to protect them for future generations
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About this book

This book seeks to understand the coast as a place that has deep significance both historically and sociologically. Using several case studies in Australia, the author uses Max Weber’s approach to rationalisation to understand the different ways coasts have been interpreted throughout modern history. While today, coastal places are known for their aspects of lifestyle or adventure, their histories, underpinned by colonialism and industrialization, are vastly different. The author examines the delicate dichotomy between the alternative experiences the coast provides today, versus the ideals and values imposed upon it in times gone by. The author makes an ethical argument about the ways in which we use and experience the coast today will adversely affect the lives of future generations in an attempt to generate further discussion amongst students and scholars of the sociology of place, as well as coastal managers and stakeholders. 

About the authors

Nick Osbaldiston is Senior Lecturer in sociology at James Cook University, Australia. He is the author of Seeking Authenticity in Place, Culture and Self  and the co-editor of Understanding Lifestyle Migration (with Michaela Benson). His research interests include migration, cultural sociology and climate change adaptation. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Towards a Sociology of Coasts

    Pages 1-12

    Osbaldiston, Nick

  • Method and Theory

    Pages 13-34

    Osbaldiston, Nick

  • The Premodern Coast

    Pages 35-66

    Osbaldiston, Nick

  • The Modern Coast: Flinders the Explorer

    Pages 67-98

    Osbaldiston, Nick

  • The Noosa Story: Early Modernity Meets Lifestyle

    Pages 99-121

    Osbaldiston, Nick

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eBook 63,06 €
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Hardcover 77,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-48679-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 51,99 €
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  • Due: November 16, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-349-69544-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Sociology of the Coast
Book Subtitle
Our Past, Present and Future Relationship to the Shore
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48680-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-48680-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48679-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-69544-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 275
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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