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2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
Saturday, November 3 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Alternative Conceptual Approaches to Sport for Development Research #1

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In recent years, sport-for-development (SfD) has become an established, though fluid, area of research in sport studies. In an effort to renew and build upon calls for mainstreaming sport into development studies (Darnell & Black, 2011), this session will seek insights from various scholarly areas to push the boundaries of SfD through alternative conceptual approaches to both research and practice. These insights might build on the Capabilities Approach, Cultural Studies, Political Science or Indigenous studies. Methodologically, we invite papers that provide a lens to the use of song, dance and festivals into SfD practice. Even more, in the spirit of the conference theme we seek papers that explore the different cultural identities that work within and challenge SfD ideologies across the world. The intent is to advance discussions that have championed for innovative research approaches in order to enhance a critical, public sociology outlook on SfD (Donnelly et al., 2011) with new conceptual and analytical tools.

Speakers
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Megan Chawansky

University of Kentucky
Embodiment of Gender, Risk and Reflexivity in Afghanistan: The Experiences of International Female Staff and Volunteers of an International Sport NGOShortly after the rise of the #MeToo movement, the #AidToo digital campaign was launched to draw attention to the longstanding and high... Read More →
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Michael Dao

Decolonizing Histories of the Vietnamese-American Researcher, San Jose State University
Linda Tuhiwai Smith (1999) states that history is a modernist project creating a totalizing discourse about the ‘other’ that is not innocent. Using this framework, this paper offers insight into how researchers working in decolonizing epistemologies ought to engage with divergent... Read More →
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Shawn Forde

University of British Columbia
Youth Day Soccer Festivals in South Africa: Commemorating the 1976 Soweto Student Uprising.In South Africa, June 16th is a national public holiday called Youth Day. It has been celebrated since 1994 and is meant to commemorate the Soweto student uprising of 1976. Students protesting... Read More →
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Catherine Houston

Compassionate Capitalism and Sport for Development and Peace: A Post-Colonial Analysis of the IKEA Foundation’s Funding of SDP, University of Toronto
In 2018, the IKEA Foundation launched its second ‘Let’s Play for Change’ campaign, an in-store fundraising campaign focused on providing marginalized and impoverished children with the right to play. As the charitable arm of IKEA, the Foundation is one of the most recent corporations... Read More →
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Martha Saavedra

University of California, Berkeley
Organizational Self-Assessment in Youth, Sport and Cultural Interventions: Comparative Reflections from Timor-Leste, Nepal and Cape VerdeThe efficacy of projects and programs aiming to use sport to achieve development goals remains an open research question. Nevertheless, such programs... Read More →
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Holly Thorpe

University of Waikato
Embodiment of Gender, Risk and Reflexivity in Afghanistan: The Experiences of International Female Staff and Volunteers of an International Sport NGOShortly after the rise of the #MeToo movement, the #AidToo digital campaign was launched to draw attention to the longstanding and high... Read More →

Moderators
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Michael Dao

Decolonizing Histories of the Vietnamese-American Researcher, San Jose State University
Linda Tuhiwai Smith (1999) states that history is a modernist project creating a totalizing discourse about the ‘other’ that is not innocent. Using this framework, this paper offers insight into how researchers working in decolonizing epistemologies ought to engage with divergent... Read More →
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Tavis Smith

Singletrack and Settler Colonialism: Critical Reflections from the Contact Zone, University of Toronto
In view of the call for papers that attempt to decolonize researcher experiences, subjectivities, histories and complicities, this methodological reflection considers the role of the researcher within a project based in, and with, a First Nations community in Western Canada. This... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
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