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On HolidayA History of Vacationing$
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Orvar Lofgren

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780520217676

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520217676.001.0001

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The Global Beach

The Global Beach

(p.213) The Global Beach
On Holiday

Orvar Löfgren

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the universalization of the beach experience. It first answers the questions of what is a beach, and what can a beach be used for. It studies the concept of paradise, which relies on the romance of the tropical beach and the South Pacific. It then identifies the three basic elements that make up the global beach, namely sand, sun, and sea, and states that the beach was the site of the making of the modern body. This chapter also discusses beach etiquette, how to signal privacy while on the beach, sand castles, and the activities one can do on a beach.

Keywords:   beach experience, paradise, tropical beach, modern body, beach etiquette, privacy, sand castles, beach activities

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