~Cori Schumacher: State of Flux~

Monthly Archive: January 2012

Saturday

21

January 2012

5

COMMENTS

Thursday

19

January 2012

8

COMMENTS

strange imperialism and neoliberal ethos of the Surf Industrial Complex

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, Environmental Justice, Politics, Surfing

Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Surfing is good for the world.” -Fernando Aguerre When I decided to boycott the women’s longboard championship in China last year, I received an email from the then ASP World Tour CEO, Brodie Carr, who suggested that I “proactively go there [China] as an ambassador of a sport that possesses […]

Thursday

5

January 2012

3

COMMENTS

China and Big Surfing

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, Politics, Surfing

"Statues on the beach create an interesting backdrop"

“Sports themselves are not political, but they have important political functions. The close connection between sports and national identity takes different forms in different countries at various stages of development, and in China it has special significance. The phrase ‘a weak country has no sports’ has particularly painful associations for Chinese people [owing to China's […]