2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
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Thursday, November 1 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Sport, Society, & Technology #1

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This session invites papers that are broadly concerned with issues related to the cultural and sociological study of science, technology, and sport.  Potential topics include, but are not limited to: sport technologies and technologies of the active body; issues related to medicine, risk, and sport; doping, drugs, bioethics, and the active body; (dis)ability, gender, race, class, and sexuality, technology and sport; sporting labs and scientific practices; representations of science and sport; sport 2.0 (e.g. digital interactions); and, sustainability and sport. While open to a range of perspectives, we are especially interested in papers that explore science, technology, and sport intersections through science and technology studies or digital humanities approaches. Finally, in-line with the conference’s focus on creativity and science and technology studies’ and the digital humanities’ support of ‘making and doing’, submissions highlighting innovative practices for producing and expressing research are especially welcome.


Sarah Barnes

Georgia Institute of Technology
Sleep performance is the new performance:  Sleep positivity in sportThis paper investigates the growth of a promotional sleep culture within high performance sport. Discussions about sleep in sport are not new. However, what is novel is the presence of biomedical discourses, sleep... Read More →

Caitlin Clarke

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
Session: Sport, Society, and TechnologyExercise Science Depression Studies: An Alternative FrameworkThis paper is an excerpt from my dissertation, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to exercise science research on depression. I analyzed 13 meta-analyses and systematic reviews... Read More →

Brian Gearity

University of Denver
Science’s Rockstars and Dominant Discourses of Athletic Performance: How Sociology Can Help Us Think and Practice DifferentlyMerton (1968) coined the term Matthew Effect to show how a small group of scientists and their work reaped great rewards and captured our collective social... Read More →

Anna Posbergh

Nike-Fueled Feminism: Universalizing Women’s Empowerment, University of Maryland - College Park
Nike, a company lauded for its empowering women-centered advertisements, frequently releases global advertisements depicting women overcoming gendered structural barriers and stigma as they determinedly engage in physical activity. The globalized image of the empowered (Nike-clad... Read More →


Jen Sterling

University of Iowa
From Xs and Os to 0s and 1s: Tracing data’s visualization in sportInteractive charts, static graphs, and moving dots are just a few of the countless ways data is visually presented for consumption by players, fans, coaches, and management (among others). The creation of this visual... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
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