2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
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Friday, November 2 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Using Music to Inspire Sport Performance #2

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There are many ways that music (of various kinds) has been used as a tool to inspire sport performance. This session welcomes papers that report, analyze and/or provide sociological commentary on this interesting phenomenon. Topics could include music used during athletic training, various types of pre-competition “warm-up” music, and/or music played or utilized during and after competitions.


Ketra Armstrong

University of Michigan
Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme, Get On Up, It’s HBCU Time!Across cultures, music is utilized for expressing values, social bonding, and for various other functions (Boer, 2009). Music serves as framing for celebrations, affirmations, connections to cultural identity, and it is... Read More →

Taylor Henry

University of Iowa
“We’re Gonna Dazzle You with Our Play:” Gender, Genre, and the “San Diego Super Chargers” Theme SongIn 1979, the NFL's San Diego Chargers released a fight song to create local buzz around the franchise. Simply titled “San Diego Super Chargers,” the track’s repetitive... Read More →


Decolonizing Culture: Blackness and HBCU Sport Consumption, University of Michigan
Previous research (Armstrong, 2002a, 2002b) has demonstrated that elements of culture impact Blacks’ consumption of HBCU sports. However, such research has failed to examine and accurately determine how and why culture matters to the HBCU sport consumption experience (i.e., what... Read More →

Demetrius Pearson

American Rodeo: The Hijacking and Acculturation of a Hispanic Tradition, University of Houston
American rodeo has emerged as an international sport form and an attractive entertainment option. Yet, its origin and early participants have been subjected to “his-story” due to mythical western lore, discrimination, and conjecture. This presentation highlights the hijacking... Read More →


Linda Henderson

St. Mary's University, Calgary
The Athlicians: Presenting Marching Band as High Performance SportCoakley and Donnelly (2009) argue that sports are “contested” activities – that is, what is considered to be a “sport” depends on who or what is doing the defining. In 2008, I worked closely with photographer... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
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