Cori Schumacher: State of Flux

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June 2013

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Reconstructing Surfing

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, environment, Surfing

Environmental justice, as opposed to simple environmentalism that can be co-opted by corporate consumerism to drive sales in the mode of greenwashing, understands that all forms of oppression are interconnected. That is, oppressions of race, sexuality, gender, class; oppressions that privilege heterosexuality and certain body types over others; oppressions that encourage (often in complicity via […]

Thursday

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January 2012

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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

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January 2012

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China and Big Surfing

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"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 […]

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December 2011

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