(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Working culture : the agency and employment experiences of nonunionized workers in the surfboard industry

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WARREN A. (1) ;
(1) Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research, DepT. of Geography and Sustainable Communities, Univ., Wollongong, AUSTRALIE


This paper examines the agency of nonunionized workers employed in the surfboard industry across thirty-five workshops and three hubs of production (O’ahu, Hawai’i, southern California, and east coast Australia) and reveals how cultural values and logics powerfully shape labor relations in the surfboard industry. It shows that over the last decade, however, standardization, international competition, and managerial ambitions to upscale for export have instigated pervasive shifts to automated, capital-intensive production. It concludes that workers’ agency is now being hampered by the laid-back, subcultural values pertaining to commercial production and workplace relations


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no10 [pp. 2300-2316]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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