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2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
Saturday, November 3 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Sport, Society, & Technology #3

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This session invites papers that are broadly concerned with issues related to the cultural and sociological study of science, technology, and sport.  Potential topics include, but are not limited to: sport technologies and technologies of the active body; issues related to medicine, risk, and sport; doping, drugs, bioethics, and the active body; (dis)ability, gender, race, class, and sexuality, technology and sport; sporting labs and scientific practices; representations of science and sport; sport 2.0 (e.g. digital interactions); and, sustainability and sport. While open to a range of perspectives, we are especially interested in papers that explore science, technology, and sport intersections through science and technology studies or digital humanities approaches. Finally, in-line with the conference’s focus on creativity and science and technology studies’ and the digital humanities’ support of ‘making and doing’, submissions highlighting innovative practices for producing and expressing research are especially welcome.

Speakers
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Sean Brayton

University of Lethbridge
Concussion, Brain Donations and a Political Economy of the Athlete’s CorpseSince 2008, the Concussion Legacy Foundation has secured nearly 1,500 pledges from former athletes and military veterans to become brain donors. While such pledges are increasingly reported as both “honorable... Read More →
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Alex Channon

Medical care as self-defence: Mixed martial arts, sports medics and the politics of injury, University of Brighton
Mixed martial arts (MMA) occupies a uniquely precarious position in the field of contemporary performance sport. Featuring the striking of downed opponents, a relatively high frequency of blood-letting, and a promotional culture which creates and amplifies narratives of hostility... Read More →
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Michelle Helstein

University of Lethbridge
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Kathryn Henne

University of Waterloo/Australian National University
A criminal mind or a damaged brain? The multiplicities of Aaron Hernandez and CTEThis analysis considers how articulations of tacit and expert knowledge play out in relation to the high-profile case of Aaron Hernandez, a former NFL player who committed suicide while serving a life... Read More →
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Mathew Hillier

e-Assessment Academic, Macquarie University
Challenges and Opportunities for Assessment in XR - Panel member for Workshop Special Session.Presentation introduction:IV. TRANSFORMING ASSESSMENTThe presentation will outline an Australian perspective on the obstacles and progress made in the use of XR for student assessment.The... Read More →
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John C. Hyden

Campbell Clinic & University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Concuss(us): On Knowing the Athletic Brain, DamagedSport-based traumatic brain injuries have in recent years become increasingly exigent in public health and medical science discourses. Numerous scholars and public commentators have suggested that the violence endogenous to many popular... Read More →
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Christopher R. Matthews

Nottingham Trent University
‘We don’t want to stop you fighting...’: Interactional strategies in combat sports medical workThis paper draws on observation and interview data from an empirical study of doctors, nurses, paramedics, EMTs and other staff who offer medical services at combat sports events in... Read More →
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Joshua Newman

Professor, Florida State University
Session: Digital Audio, Sound, and Physical Culture Research PracticeNarratives, Meaning-making, and Community Identity in E-sportsSport sociologists have long studied the extent to and ways in which identities in traditional sport settings are constructed through the media in a global(izing... Read More →
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Matt Ventresca

Georgia Institute of Technology
A criminal mind or a damaged brain? The multiplicities of Aaron Hernandez and CTEThis analysis considers how articulations of tacit and expert knowledge play out in relation to the high-profile case of Aaron Hernandez, a former NFL player who committed suicide while serving a life... Read More →

Moderators
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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 →


Saturday November 3, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
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