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Aquatic phobias permeated through African American culture, economics, and politics

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Date Issued:
2011
Summary:
This Project involves looking at African American culture as it relates to swimming, water safety awareness, and water skills. The paper explores the myths and cultural norms associated with drowning phobias in African Americans to discover the root causes. Through historic accounts of African American culture one begins to uncover reasons why this culture became, in a sense aqua phobic. The paper will show what water sport professionals are up against, when working with a culture that is several generations removed from the water and their water skills. The ultimate goal is to draw attention to the importance of water safety and the ability to swim as a life skill.
Title: Aquatic phobias permeated through African American culture, economics, and politics.
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Name(s): Groover, Jon Eric.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: vii, 67 p. : ill.
Language(s): English
Summary: This Project involves looking at African American culture as it relates to swimming, water safety awareness, and water skills. The paper explores the myths and cultural norms associated with drowning phobias in African Americans to discover the root causes. Through historic accounts of African American culture one begins to uncover reasons why this culture became, in a sense aqua phobic. The paper will show what water sport professionals are up against, when working with a culture that is several generations removed from the water and their water skills. The ultimate goal is to draw attention to the importance of water safety and the ability to swim as a life skill.
Identifier: 729577799 (oclc), 3170955 (digitool), FADT3170955 (IID), fau:3630 (fedora)
Note(s): by Jon Eric Groover.
Vita.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2011.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2011. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Swimming pools -- Social conditions -- United States
Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions
Racism -- United States
African Americans -- Economic conditions
African Americans in popular culture
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3170955
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Owner Institution: FAU