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Fieldwork, Labels, PhD, Surfing, Survey

An interview with a view: Piloting Surf Self Interviews

Posted on 20 June 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

As surfing is so integral to the identities of surfers, I’ve been trying to find a way for this to be portrayed in interviews and have recently tested out a prototype quick fire interview with a twist. The interviewee will be the interviewer, and the whole thing will take place on a surfboard in the
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Labels, Surfing, Uncategorized

Surfing: a specific & special label?

Posted on 5 June 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

“Hey, do you want to go surfing? There’s a wave today.” “Yeah sure. I’ll grab my board, we’ll drive to the beach, we’ll get changed and we’ll go in the sea and catch some waves. That’s surfing, right?”   Well it sounds about right; all definitions of surfing involve some sort of immersion in water
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Labels, Society, Surfing

Transitions through society: from the beach to the boardroom?

Posted on 16 May 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Surfing was once the territory of the salty faced slacker, the maverick, the “original rebel”.  Today however, it seems that surfers can be found in all walks of life. Professional surfers now not only have the potential to earn big money on tour and through sponsorship, they even get a pension!  And whereas once upon
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Fieldwork, PhD, Positionality, Travel

Rambles from a Roadtrip

Posted on 13 February 2017 by Lyndsey Stoodley

Spiders, backpacks and their unexpected link to researcher positionality. Usually when I go away and start a blog, I write and write for the first few days and then life kicks in, friends appear and the words become fewer and farther between. Staying true to form, a lot has happened since I last posted on
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