2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
Friday, November 2 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Health, Physical Activity, & Culture

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This Open Session will explore the relationship between health, physical activity and culture.


Julie Alysworth

George Mason University

Lauren Brooks-Cleator

University of Ottawa
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Shaun Edmonds

Assistant Professor, Augustana College
CrossFit is an emergent branded fitness culture that has thrived on its self-made position as a rebellious underdog within the fitness industry. CrossFit’s unorthodox training style, irreverent anthropomorphization of injury in the form of Pukie the Clown and Uncle Rhabdo, and antagonistic... Read More →

Audrey Giles

Exploiting Reconciliation: The Facade of Truth and Reconciliation in Sport for Development, University of Ottawa
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada (2015) sought to address the legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada and to advance the process of reconciliation between Indigenous peoples in what is now known as Canada and settlers to the land. Of the TRC’s 94 Calls... Read More →

Meena Kalluri

University of Alberta
IPF Patients’ Lived Experiences of Physical Activity: Examining the Materiality of a Terminal IllnessIdiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive, fatal, fibrotic lung disease that’s biomedically characterised by a poor mortality with most patients dying from respiratory... Read More →

Xiaoli Li

George Mason University

Lisa McDermott

University of Alberta
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Doctoral Student, Florida State University

R. Pierre Rodgers

Associate Professor, George Mason University

Ellen Rodgers

George Mason University
Participation Constraints in Physical Activity of US Immigrant Chinese WomenEmpirical evidence has demonstrated that lack of physical activity could cause health problems (Muntner et al., 2005; Bauman et al., 2012; Manaf, 2013). Factors (e.g., age, sex, time, education) may impact... Read More →


R. Pierre Rodgers

Associate Professor, George Mason University

Friday November 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT

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