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2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
Friday, November 2 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sport as Avant Garde #2

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If sport is a cultural performance (and of course it may be viewed as such) both broadly and narrowly, then its embodiment can be seen as analogous to performance art. Culturally, sport forms may follow Raymond Williams' rubric of residual, dominant, and emergent. Emergent sport processes may be likened to the avant garde, where new creations emerge out of old amalgamations, technological advances, and creative entrepreneurial efforts. This session invites papers that explore sport as an avant garde formation, in its many incarnations.  Papers submitted may be broad in scope, speculative, argumentative, philosophical, or more narrow, examining specific cases of sport where the proposed metaphor fails or succeeds.

Speakers
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Damien Puddle

University of Waikato
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Robert E. Rinehart

University of Waikato
Sport Metaphors:  Synecdoches, Significance, and SymbolismThere exist many accepted metaphors for contemporary sport:  sport as dramatic spectacle, as war, as performance, as pilgrimage, as reflection.  Some, like reflection, performance, and pilgrimage, are relatively neutral... Read More →
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Synthia Sydnor

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
Session: Sport as Avant Garde #2Paleolithic ritual and music in regard to a treatise on the nature of sportThis research centers on Paleolithic (2.6 million to 10,000 years ago) music/musical instruments that experts hypothesize were associated with ritual during that time period... Read More →

Moderators
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Robert E. Rinehart

University of Waikato
Sport Metaphors:  Synecdoches, Significance, and SymbolismThere exist many accepted metaphors for contemporary sport:  sport as dramatic spectacle, as war, as performance, as pilgrimage, as reflection.  Some, like reflection, performance, and pilgrimage, are relatively neutral... Read More →


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