The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee & Alexander Sotelo Eastman

Andrew Warren – University of Wollongong (NSW, Australia)

Andrew Warren is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Wollongong. “I am a human geographer with primary research interests in the sub-discipline of economic geography. In capitalist economies one important way people are empowered is through waged employment. My research is informed by the understanding that 1) resources and opportunities for meaningful work are not evenly distributed, and 2) many current economic practices are not sustainable. Combining cultural political economic theory with ethnography I am interested in examining how people can shape more fulfilling livelihoods in vibrant places. I have pursued a range of empirical case studies – […]

Cori Schumacher calls attention to Women in Board & Action Sports’ latest initiative

Cori Schumacher –independent scholar, world champion surfer, activist, and contributor to The Critical Surf Studies Reader– has been highlighting some of the powerful work being done by the coalition over at the Women in Board and Action Sports (WIB) organization. In the wake of the January action sports industry’s winter trade show season, WIB has drummed up some pretty phenomenal imagery–seen below–to highlight the larger board sports industry’s questionable marketing practices and the disparity in expectations for male and female practitioners of surf, skate, and snow sports.   You can check out Cori’s ruminations on the WIB campaign on her site: corischumacher.com And […]

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