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2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
Thursday, November 1 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
The Surge of Affect in Sports Studies

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This session focuses on the contribution of affect theory to critical sport studies. Affect provides an opportunity for exploring visceral bodily sensations, triggers, surges, and their qualification as feelings and emotions, in the realm of sport and physical activity. Although affect theory has had a significant impact on many fields across the social sciences and humanities, it has not been given sustained attention in sport studies. This lack of attention is surprising given the feelings and emotions that are expressed in sport: through the aesthetics of athlete resilience, the subjective experience of pain, the vigor of sport violence, the passion of team fandom, the ability of sport to invoke feelings of pride and belonging, and the influence of music in sporting arenas. Papers in this session are encouraged to address how social inequities of race, gender, and sexuality are concretized, contested, and resisted through the relationship between sport and affect.

Speakers
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Adam Ali

Queen's University
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Sara Grummert

University of California, Riverside
Affective attributions: Commentators’ raced portrayal of emotion in football playersAs the most watched college sport broadcast of all time (Volner, 2016), ESPN’s College GameDay (CGD) commentary and imagery is one source that primes audiences to make certain associations (Moy... Read More →
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Guy Harrison

Assistant Professor, Youngstown State University
"It Nearly Broke Me:" Postfeminism, Affective Labor, and Women SportscastersCurrent scholarship demonstrates a myriad of obstacles facing women in sports media, including double standards, sex bias in hiring, and online and offline harassment. These phenomena have been widely reported... Read More →
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Siduri Haslerig

University of Oklahoma
Affective attributions: Commentators’ raced portrayal of emotion in football playersAs the most watched college sport broadcast of all time (Volner, 2016), ESPN’s College GameDay (CGD) commentary and imagery is one source that primes audiences to make certain associations (Moy... Read More →
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Katharine Jones

Jefferson University
Finding Joy in Mindful Movement:  Returning to Walking, Running, Swimming, and Playing the PianoUsing autoethnography, I develop an understanding of the relationship between mind and body and the pleasures in stretching both, employing experiences where I re-learned how to move... Read More →
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Rebecca Olive

University of Queensland
Networked Affects: Women’s self-representations of physical activity on InstagramThis paper explores the role of Instagram hashtags in women’s representations of their experiences of fitness and physical activity. Our focus is on the followers of two prominent Australian online... Read More →
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Kim Toffoletti

Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
Networked Affects: Women’s self-representations of physical activity on InstagramThis paper explores the role of Instagram hashtags in women’s representations of their experiences of fitness and physical activity. Our focus is on the followers of two prominent Australian online... Read More →

Moderators
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Adam Ali

Queen's University


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

Attendees (9)