Cori Schumacher: State of Flux

deconstructing surf fetishism Archive

Wednesday

2

October 2013

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COMMENTS

Emboldening the Renaissance of Surfing

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Wave (Buried), James Jean

Decentralizing the male competitive/professional surfer as the measure by which good surfing is gauged may be the most important shift in surfing’s renaissance. I make no apologies if using the word “renaissance” comes off sounding grandiose. Rather than focus on the “hipster” conversation and its idea of authenticity, that evokes little more than opinions surrounding […]

Saturday

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June 2013

2

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Reconstructing Surfing

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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 […]

Monday

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April 2013

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Surfing

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phantom

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54zpFh0KuK0&w=560&h=315] ob but really look on… Los padres de la hacienda had fought the mud from the periphery of the building for years, mud that was laced in the building’s own genetic-code, mud that dressed the building in droplet skirts when La Virgen wept from heaven (so they said), mud that speckled the interior […]

Friday

29

June 2012

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Wednesday

18

April 2012

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Come on, Undefined! Move your bloomin’ arse!*

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Society-of-the-spectacle

Quandary: How to categorize this activity we do, this communion with, this union between, this time spent upon, beneath (or whichever requisite prepositional elbow word used to marry nouns and verbs you choose) the ocean? Sport? Lifestyle? Experience? Religion? Spirituality? The number of opinions skirting this question are as many and as varied as there […]