Dr. Rebecca Olive is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Her feminist cultural studies research has focused on women’s experiences surfing and issues of localism, in the water and on social media. Her work focuses on issues of equity and diversity in action/lifestyle sports and cultures. 

Learn more about Dr. Olive's work at www.movingoceans.com

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00:04:00 Interview start and Dr. Olive’s amazing writing

00:05:20 Researching nature-based sports and the politics within Surfing, Sex & Gender politics

00:09:20 Place-based research:  Why Surfing? Why the Sea’?

00:14:10 Best and worst of Surfing: The culture doesn’t always do justice to what activities have to offer.

00:15:20 Localism and Exclusivity in Activity

00:19:35 Loving and researching problematic issues

00:22:55 Research Method: “Thinking the Social through the Self”f, auto/ethnography, Shared experience & Knowledge.

00:24:50 Issues in Accessibility & learning to surf

00:35:10 That “Aha moment” that lead to an interest in the localist culture & politics around surfing

00:40:15  Living with Sharks and understanding one's place in the environment and limitations.

00:54:24 Humans/Nature: Roller skiing in Norway, National identity and Climate Change

00:59:05 Feminism and Ecofeminism

01:04:23 Understanding misconceptions of Feminism

01:09:03 Critiques of Ecofeminism

01:10:32 Gendering and Feminisation of Nature

01:14:00 Gender as a starting point for Rethinking the Politics & Ethics of our societal  relationships

01:15:45 Appreciating the nature of one’s place

01:24:13 The importance of Sport & Leisure in achieving Social and Ecological sustainability and Systemic Change

01:32:30 Moving Oceans and more work from Dr. Olive

01:33:39 Closing Reflections


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