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

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Mary Louise Adams

Sport facilities vs the environment: Struggles over greenspace in a small city, Queen's University
This paper analyses a conflict between sport facilities and the environment in the planning process for a large piece of ‘natural’ waterfront land in a working-class neighbourhood in a small Canadian city. Debates over the development of the site as parkland bring to light the... Read More →
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Jesse Couture

Reflections from the ‘Strava’sphere: Preliminary findings from an ethnographic study of a social network for athletes, University of British Columbia
In recent years, the practice of digital self-tracking has been the focus of much scholarly attention both within and outside of sporting contexts, and critical scholars have begun to take seriously the ways that individuals interact with, and are acted upon by, wearable self-tracking... Read More →

Samantha King

Professor, Queen’s University
In the past two decades, a cultural obsession with dietary protein has emerged against a backdrop of escalating concern about links between meat eating and climate change. The multibillion-dollar industry that drives the protein boom has been built upon the nutrient’s reputation... 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 →

Gavin Weedon

Nottingham Trent University
The Nature of the Body in Sport and Physical Culture:  From “Sport and the Environment” to “Ecological Embodiment”Athletic bodies are multispecies, ecological, and entangled in capital accumulation, health projects, and environmental crises. This version of corporeality... Read More →


Mary G. McDonald

Reading Susan Birrell Critically: Tales of Her Impact on the Field, Georgia Institute of Technology
Susan Birrell will retire in December 2019 after 40 years at the University of Iowa. Professor Birrell’s groundbreaking scholarship has both contributed to and expanded the boundaries of the Sociology of Sport. Importantly, she was among the first scholars in North America to apply... Read More →

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