2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
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Thursday, November 1 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Concussions in Sport Culture

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This session will examine the health realities of concussions in sport and its effect on policies, and procedures, and understandings in sport organizations and the greater society.


Michael Dao

Decolonizing Histories of the Vietnamese-American Researcher, San Jose State University
Linda Tuhiwai Smith (1999) states that history is a modernist project creating a totalizing discourse about the ‘other’ that is not innocent. Using this framework, this paper offers insight into how researchers working in decolonizing epistemologies ought to engage with divergent... Read More →

Nikolaus Dean

University of British Columbia
“If I can still move, I can still surf!”: Exploring surfers’ understandings of concussion in Canadian surf cultureOver the last decade a plethora of research has emerged that has explored the relationship between sport and the traumatic brain injury, concussion. This previous... Read More →

Braeden McKenzie

Concussion and Culture: The Cycle of Knowledge and the Athlete/Parent Experience, University of Toronto
This paper presents thematic analysis that explores sport-related concussion (SRC) knowledge in youth sport through the lived experiences of youth athletes and their mothers. By applying theoretical perspectives of knowledge and power, SRC knowledge flow is framed as a social process... Read More →

Kaleigh Ferdinand Pennock

University of Toronto
Concussion, media, and the female athlete: A discourse analysis of Canadian media’s coverage of sport-related concussionThe premise for this paper is grounded in the recent surge of sport-related concussion (SRC) coverage presented throughout the Canadian national media. Although... Read More →


Theresa Walton-Fisette

Professor, Kent State University
President of NASSS Program Committee ChairLast Chance U: Exploring College Football Experiences and Media Narratives through Video ElicitationIn 2016 Netflix released an original documentary series, Last Chance U, focused on the East Mississippi State Community College (EMCC) football... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT