2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
Friday, November 2 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Place-Based Music and Sport in Global Context

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Globalization and use of music in sport events–large and small– was largely brought about by the use of vuvuzela in 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The purpose of this session is to understand extent to which fans and non-fans use music in sporting events to support their teams or to showcase their communities and nations.  Scholars have researched and noted diversity in fans’ celebration of their sport teams.  Surijlal and Mafini (2011) indicate differing ways fans in western and non-western countries celebrate sport, as for example the use trumpeting of vuvuzela in South Africa for purposes of celebration in soccer matches. Indigenous communities have their way of song and dance before, during, and after sporting events. The session will conclude with implication for music and sport in light of increasing globalization of sport and fans’ trekking across the globe to support their teams.


Mafaldo Maza Dueñas

Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
Mexican chant bringing out FIFA’s double discourse regarding homophobic practicesThe ‘ehhhhhhhhhhhhh Puto!!’ chant Mexicans cry out when the goalkeeper from the opposite team kick away the ball during a soccer match has become one of the ways Mexican fans support their national... Read More →

Vanessa García González

Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
Session: Place-Based Music and Sport in Global ContextMexican chant bringing out FIFA’s double discourse regarding homophobic practicesThe ‘ehhhhhhhhhhhhh Puto!!’ chant Mexicans cry out when the goalkeeper from the opposite team kick away the ball during a soccer match has become... Read More →

Chris Henderson

University of Iowa
You Never Walk Alone: Cultural Labor and Stadium PerformanceBefore every match at Liverpool FC’s Anfield, fans perform a nearly stadium-wide rendition of the song, “You Never Walk Alone.” Since the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989 in which 96 Liverpool fans died, the performance... Read More →

Sehwan Kim

Naturalized Sport Labor Migrants in the Winter Olympic Games, University of Georgia
Foreign-born athletes are an integral part of global sports competitions as naturalized citizens of other countries. The United States and Canada are the top two major players in this global phenomenon (CapRelo, 2018). The purpose of this study was to understand why athletes from... Read More →

Andrew D. Linden

Constructing a Hero: National and International Memories of Jesse Owens, California State University, Northridge
Museum curators often shape memories of athletes through exhibit designs, such as with four-time Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens. Around the world, different museums depict him as a hero, both to ideologies of democracy and to the Olympic Movement. As museums are often “sites... Read More →

Katja Sonkeng

Successful integration through the unifying power of sport? A critical analysis of sport clubs, initiatives, and government policies in Germany through the lenses of migrants and lawmakers., University of Georgia
The increasingly social importance of sports clubs and leisure activities in Germany and throughout Western Europe is well-documented (Petry & Schulze, 2011; Makarova & Herzog, 2014). Given this trend, both German lawmakers and private citizens have turned to sports as a way to welcome... Read More →


Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson

Diversification of U. S. Institutions of Higher Education Through student-athletes from Sub-Saharan Africa: Best Recruitment Practices and Availability of Athletic Scholarships and Funding, University of Georgia
International student migrants have attended U. S. Colleges and universities for several decades. The Kenyan student airlift that commenced in 1960s with collaboration between U. S. stakeholders ¬¬and Kenya government led to the establishment of scholarship opportunities for students... Read More →

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

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