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2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture

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Wednesday, October 31
 

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Wednesday October 31, 2018 TBA

3:00pm PDT

4:00pm PDT

NASSS Executive Board Meeting & Dinner
Wednesday October 31, 2018 4:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Turner

8:00pm PDT

Conference Welcome Reception
Please join us for socializing, light appetizers, and a "cash" bar as we celebrate the beginning of this year’s conference. In conjunction with the “Vancouver +1” initiative, veteran NASSS attendees are encouraged to introduce themselves to new attendees.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm PDT
Grouse/Stanley/Cypress
 
Thursday, November 1
 

7:00am PDT

Diversity and Conference Climate Committee Meeting & Breakfast
Speakers
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Algerian Hart

DCCC Chair, Western Illinois University
A Book of Songs & Sexual Assault at the United States Air Force AcademyCollegiate athletic departments are grappling with sexual assaults as stories of student-athlete’s raping unconscious women, gang rapes, and coaches’ ambivalence towards predator’s flood news cycles.  Sexual... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
Turner

7:30am PDT

Conference Registration
Thursday November 1, 2018 7:30am - 11:30am PDT
Georgia Foyer

8:00am PDT

Settler Colonialism, Cacophony, and Allyship: A Critical Conversation
Byrd (2011) used the term “cacophony” to describe the competing voices that vie for legitimacy across different axes of U.S. settler colonial domination. While sport sociology has employed various critical perspectives to examine how sport exemplifies a variety of inequities, settler colonialism as the social formation that underpins modern sport and research institutions is rarely questioned (Sykes, 2014). The struggles of Indigenous Peoples in sport (e.g., the names/mascots used by pro and collegiate sport teams) are often understood and analyzed within a liberal multicultural framework that situates Indigenous Peoples in a paralleled fashion with other racialized minorities in the settler states (Bruyneel, 2016). Others, however, point out that the issue of race in settler states also cannot be fully comprehended if the analysis does not account for settler colonialism (Fujikane, 2008). This paper session focus on the following question: How could meaningful allyships be built in the “cacophony”, amongst sport sociologists who critically examine race (and other social justice projects) and those who pursue decolonizing projects that challenge the foundation of settler colonialism?

Speakers
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C. Richard King

Columbia College Chicago
Intercepting the Game: Representing the NFL in AustriaAs football travels, its changes. While the rules and play of the game remain largely same, it takes on new meanings, often expressed in imaginative and unexpected ways. This is very much the case in Austria, where American football... Read More →
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Tricia McGuire-Adams

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
Dr. Tricia McGuire-Adams (from Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek) is an Assistant Professor in the Faculties of Kinesiology, Sport, & Recreation and Native Studies. Her CIHR funded research looked to Anishinaabeg ancestral and current dibaajimowinan (stories) of physicality to address... Read More →
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Christine O'Bonsawin

University of Victoria
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John N. Singer

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of Liberation: Methods of Resistance in Sporting Spaces #1Last Chance U: Exploring College Football Experiences and Media Narratives through Video ElicitationIn 2016 Netflix released an original documentary series, Last Chance U, focused on the East Mississippi State... Read More →
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Natalie Welch

The Significance of Giving Back Among Native American Athletes, Linfield College
The Native American athlete remains invisible and hidden amongst the perpetuation of Native American mascots. Society is more likely to think of a Native American as a mascot than an actual person, let alone an athlete (King, 2005). Media coverage of Native American athletes is often... Read More →

Moderators
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Chen Chen

“Decolonize” ain’t masturbation: It demands ACTION BEYOND RESEARCH, University of Alberta
What is the role of sport sociologists, often housed in institutions that are founded upon land dispossession and Indigenous genocide, in addressing the violence and harm caused by settler colonialism? Can we simply “decolonize” our research without personally embodying anti-colonial... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Georgia A

8:00am PDT

Student Poster Session
This session(s) will be open to undergraduate students and graduate (e.g., masters, doctoral) student submissions of works-in-progress and well-developed research presented in poster format. Similar to the Call for Sessions, this session seeks research that “promote, stimulate, and encourage the sociological study of play, games, sport and contemporary physical culture”. Supporting the NASSS mission, research posters may also reveal how sport and music challenge the social, economic, and political landscape that often illuminate inequities of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability, age, and religious ideologies. Research poster submissions may also demonstrate how the relationship between sport and music (i.e. Alternative, Blues, Chant (Rhythmic Expression), Classical, Country, Dance, Disco, Fitness & Workout, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Heavy Metal, Hip Hop/Rap, Instrumental (Marching Bands/Pep Bands), Jazz, Latin, Movie scores, Opera, Orchestra, Popular, Punk, Reggae, Religious, R & B/Soul, Rock, Techno, Tex-Mex/Tejano, World & etc.) have influenced career industries such as medicine, psychology and counseling, media and film, event management, marketing & public relations, journalism, engineering and technology, fashion, and beyond. We encourage creativity and innovation in the development of topics. We also encourage research that challenge dominant ideologies and hegemonic structures.

Speakers
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Jamie Ali

Western Illinois University
Poster PresentationMarketing to Season and Non-Season Ticket Holders in SportThe purpose of this research study is to gain insight on the marketing that goes into professional/collegiate sports. Organizations across the US are generating more revenue annually through ticket sales... Read More →
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Ivy Ashe

University of Texas at Austin
Out at the Olympics: The Instagram Identities of Adam Rippon and Gus KenworthyThis study examines the construction of identity and self-identity via social media, using Instagram coverage of Olympic athletes Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy as its foundation. At the time of the 2018... Read More →
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Celina Banks

Prairie View A&M University
PosterBlack female college athletes and culturally relevant approaches of well-beingThe purpose of this poster presentation is to illuminate how culture affects Black female college athletes’ (BFCA) experiences of well-being. In 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association... Read More →
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Zachary Beldon

University of North Texas
Social Inclusion of Refugees in Youth SportsSports is often viewed as a “universal language,” in that it is participated in similarly across the world (Annan, 2004).  Sports can also be a vehicle for  individuals to gain a sense of belonging (Kelley, 2011).  For refugees, this... Read More →
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Angela Branch-Vital

Department Head, Prairie View A&M University
The Importance of Culture: Understanding Black Female College Athletes’ Health and Well-BeingThe purpose of this conceptual paper is to illuminate how culture affects Black female college athletes’ (BFCA) experiences of well-being. In 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association... Read More →
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Akilah Carter-Francique

President Elect, Prairie View A&M University
The Importance of Culture: Understanding Black Female College Athletes’ Health and Well-BeingThe purpose of this conceptual paper is to illuminate how culture affects Black female college athletes’ (BFCA) experiences of well-being. In 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association... Read More →
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Erick Samuel Casteneda Enriquez

Wingate University
Racial Minorities Challenge Hegemonic Structures in NASCAR with Their DiversityHistorically, NASCAR Nation has been identified as a culture that emboldens hegemonic structures to govern, configurations such as a resistance to the inclusion of diversity; demonstrated recently in the... Read More →
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Tiffany Higham

"Identify Yourself So We Look Good": Trans Athlete Promotion, University of Lethbridge
The “Identify Series” was created by the Olympic Channel after the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) 2015 change in policy for transgender (trans) athlete participation in the Olympic Games. The series showcases a number of trans athletes and their achievements within... Read More →
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Gavin Huse

Trinity University
Scouting Racism: The Permeation of Racial Stereotypes in the NFLThe National Football League (NFL) annually drafts the best collegiate athletes from across the United States in what many in the U.S. consider the biggest non-sporting sporting event. Framed through Critical Race Theory... Read More →
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Thomas Kane

Independent Scholar
Gender in wrestling: How the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) uses women to make a profitThe professional wrestling company World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has always commodified and sold women. But, the way it sells women has changed over time. Most academic literature on... Read More →
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Hongxin Li

Women’s Ice Hockey in China: Political Economy and Gender Equality, University of North Texas
In recent years, women’s ice hockey has undergone tremendous growth worldwide. After winning the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, ice hockey in China started to develop rapidly under the government’s support (Li & Nauright, 2018). Political economy in sports examines the... Read More →
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Charles D.T. Macaulay

Graduate Assistant, University of Connecticut
There has been a great deal of academic research and journalistic attention paid to the experience of college athletics. However, much of this work has focused on the experience of student-athletes participating in the profit-generating sports, men’s football and men’s basketball... Read More →
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Kellae Marshall

Prairie View A&M University
Promotion Opioid usage in Hip-Hop lyrics and SportsThe opiates issues have become a public crisis with a distractive consequences. According to the National Institution on Drug Abuse (NIDA, 2017) 115 people in the United States died after overdosing on opioid.Usage in hip-hop music... Read More →
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Dominic Morais

More than Metal: More than metal: A qualitative examination of Division III student-athlete identity after the introduction of a formal strength and conditioning program, Trinity University
Big-time collegiate athletic programs in the U.S. consider "the grind” in the weight room an essential part of the varsity athlete’s career (Shurley & Todd, 2012). Few studies, however, directly address the impact of strength and conditioning programs on the student-athlete experience... Read More →
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John Nauright

University of North Texas
The Construction of a New Labor-Capital Relation: Professional Rugby in the United StatesProfessional Rugby Organization (PRO) and Major League Rugby (MLR), the first professional rugby leagues in the United States, were established in 2016 and 2018 respectively. PRO and MLR signal... Read More →
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Jasmine Hamilton, PhD

Assistant Professor, Prairie View A&M University
From the theoretical framework of social identity, this study seeks to examine the influence of academic success, athletic performance, and social interactions upon student-athletes attending HBCUs.
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Karen Weiller

University of North Texas
Social Inclusion of Refugees in Youth SportsSports is often viewed as a “universal language,” in that it is participated in similarly across the world (Annan, 2004).  Sports can also be a vehicle for  individuals to gain a sense of belonging (Kelley, 2011).  For refugees, this... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Georgia B

8:00am PDT

Images, Icons, & the Sporting Community
This Open Session will examine the imagery and characterization of sport icons within sport and society.

Speakers
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Lauren C. Anderson

Assistant Professor of Communication, Lasell University
Media Narratives of Domestic Violence in Sport: Progress or Regression?In 2014, the Ray Rice assault videos took something that typically happens behind closed doors and put it out in the open to be talked about. Although the public outcry over the assault videos generated a national... Read More →
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Mark Falcous

University of Otago
The Death of Colin Meads and the New Zealand ImaginationIn this paper we explore New Zealand press coverage surrounding the death of Sir Colin Meads in August 2017.  Meads, a former all black and erstwhile corporate spokesman was a high profile public figure. He was New Zealand Rugby's... Read More →
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Lauren Osmer

University of Texas at Austin
Racialized Narratives in U.S. Mass Media: A Case Study of Shohei OhtaniIn the United States, the changing landscape of baseball participation has meant both rising international competition and an influx of international players to all levels of baseball. For international athletes... Read More →
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Hannah Plummer

Mental Health in Sport Governance: A Comparative Approach, Florida State University
Mental health is a factor that has been gaining prevalence within sport at all levels. Professional and collegiate sport, however, will be the focus of this research. To understand the scope of mental health discussion within professional and collegiate sport a content analysis was... Read More →

Moderators
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Mark Falcous

University of Otago
The Death of Colin Meads and the New Zealand ImaginationIn this paper we explore New Zealand press coverage surrounding the death of Sir Colin Meads in August 2017.  Meads, a former all black and erstwhile corporate spokesman was a high profile public figure. He was New Zealand Rugby's... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Tennyson

8:00am PDT

NFL and NBA: Marketing & Media
This Open Session will explore the role of marketing and media in NFL and NBA organizations.

Speakers
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Jules Boykoff

Pacific University
“Ungrateful fool!”: Media Framing of Donald Trump and LaVar Ball’s Public Kerfuffle Following the UCLA Basketball Player Arrests in ChinaIn November 2017, ahead of the UCLA men’s basketball team’s regular season opener against Georgia Tech University in Shanghai, China... Read More →
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Christopher Dehart-Reed

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
The National Football League and Social Media MarketingIn the 21st century, social media became an important medium of communication and marketing for elite sports leagues and organizations. Most of the research on social media and sport marketing, however, has been written from the... Read More →
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Steve Marston

The Spectacle of Bodily Error: Gruesome-Injury Videos as Contemporary Grotesquerie, Trinity College
This paper addresses a prominent element in the contemporary sport mediascape: gruesome-injury videos. While always present within sport, and in some cases canonized (e.g., football player Joe Theismann’s career-ending leg break in 1985), recent shifts in sport media have facilitated... Read More →
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Benjamin Nam

Ph.D. Student, TA and Liaison for the KSPO Global Leadership Program, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Benjamin H. Nam is currently working on his Ph.D. degree in he Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is majoring in Higher Education Administration, and pursuing specializations in Cultural Studies in Education and Sport... Read More →
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Jeffrey Montez de Oca

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
The National Football League and Social Media MarketingIn the 21st century, social media became an important medium of communication and marketing for elite sports leagues and organizations. Most of the research on social media and sport marketing, however, has been written from the... Read More →
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Ryan Turcott

rturcott@adelphi.edu, Adelphi University
“Ungrateful fool!”: Media Framing of Donald Trump and LaVar Ball’s Public Kerfuffle Following the UCLA Basketball Player Arrests in ChinaIn November 2017, ahead of the UCLA men’s basketball team’s regular season opener against Georgia Tech University in Shanghai, China... Read More →
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Yongsuk Yim

A Critical Discourse of Biracial Athletes in the Korean Basketball LeagueProfessional sports leagues in South Koreas took a globalization process, recruiting foreign athletes to promote sports spectatorship and capitalist enterprise. One of the prominent examples is the Korean Basketball... Read More →

Moderators
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Deockki Hong

Gyeongsang National University


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Seymour

8:00am PDT

Rural Sport, Context, Processes & Outcomes #1
Outside of cities, sport often looks differently. Without the critical mass of bodies and available resources, play is not always categorized by the same factions according to age, gender, level of competition, etc.; infrastructure is not always built, and; outcomes are not always understood in terms of physical literacy and/or athlete development. This interdisciplinary session will explore the processes and products of sport, recreation, and leisure in rural communities. In particular, both scholars and local practitioners are invited to discuss the way that contextual factors constitutive of rural communities (e.g., distance, populations, economies, social norms, etc.) shape both the social processes and outcomes of sport and recreation within these communities. In doing so, we invite critical reflection on the factors (e.g., historical events, contemporary policy, changing economies, etc.) shaping rural life, as well as the role of sport as an expression of agency, resistance, and community development.

Speakers
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Katie Hemsworth

Nipissing University
Good vibrations? Crowd noise and the “physicality” of sound across sportscapesThe purpose of this paper is to attend to the spatialities of sound in the production of sportscapes. Although scholars have engaged more readily with textual analyses of music in relation to sport (see... Read More →
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Kaitlin Okamoto

University of Minnesota
Soccer in the Park: A Critical Self-Reflection on Sport in a Rural CommunityWhen you think about the career trajectory of an athlete and coach, do you ever think of art galleries, dusty river canyons, or baseball diamonds? What about a hairdo with horns, your first time in church... 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 →

Moderators
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Kyle Rich

Brock University
Kyle Rich is an assistant professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock University. His research looks at diverse experiences in sport, recreation, and community programs - particularly in rural communities. Kyle’s research program is built around using... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Grouse

8:00am PDT

Sport, Sex(uality), & the City
The myriad of practices, politics and histories that surround and shape conceptions and experiences of gender/s and sexualities are of major interest in sport and physical cultural studies. This session invites papers that examine gendered and sexual identities in relation to space, place and land. From the sport mega-event to the everyday mundane space of a locker room, sport cityscapes can be simultaneously represented and experienced as sensuous, erotic, sexual, respectable, degenerate, and normative. In these representations and experiences, however, there is always already an omission, a misrecognition and denial of the land on which these identifications are practiced, hailed, valorized or vilified. Papers in this session will pay attention to intersectionality and will interrogate how gendered and sexual sport cityscapes are mobilized in the service of nationhood, perpetuating legacies of (white settler) colonialism and middle-class, moral(ized) respectability.

Speakers
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Thayane Brêtas

Rutgers University
Designer Bodies and the Global Sport SpectacleAlthough the performance of certain sexualized and/or racialized subjectivities are often the focal of analysis in physical cultural studies, the actual act of sex is seldom included as an important physical pursuit. Due to this observation... Read More →
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Ali Greey

Master's student, University of Toronto
Changing the game: Advancing transgender and gender non-binary inclusion in locker roomsAlthough a number of scholars in fields ranging from gender studies to biology have asserted that the fluidity of a two sex, male/female binary cannot adequately address the complexity of biological... Read More →
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Rob Lake

Nationalism at War: Conflicting Narratives of Tennis, 1914-18, Douglas College
This presentation aims to shed light on the often overlooked role of sport during times of war, focusing on a critical examination of conflicting narratives about tennis in Britain during the Great War (1914-18). Through a detailed narrative analysis of magazine articles from Lawn... Read More →
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Amanda De Lisio

Bournemouth University
Designer Bodies and the Global Sport SpectacleAlthough the performance of certain sexualized and/or racialized subjectivities are often the focal of analysis in physical cultural studies, the actual act of sex is seldom included as an important physical pursuit. Due to this observation... Read More →

Moderators
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Ali Greey

Master's student, University of Toronto
Changing the game: Advancing transgender and gender non-binary inclusion in locker roomsAlthough a number of scholars in fields ranging from gender studies to biology have asserted that the fluidity of a two sex, male/female binary cannot adequately address the complexity of biological... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Stanley

8:00am PDT

Teaching the Sociology of Sport: Ideas, Issues, & Innovations #1
The scholarship of teaching and learning is an important part of any academic conference. This session invites participants to share their practical strategies and/or concerns for effective teaching and learning in the sociology of sport. In keeping with the conference theme, we hope that at least some of the presentations will focus on how music can be incorporated into pedagogical strategies.

Speakers
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Alexandra Fairchild

Teaching Sport Sociology via the Blended Delivery Mode (Observations and Reflections), Cardinal Stritch University
This presentation will offer observations and reflections about effective teaching and learning in the sociology of sport based on the experience of moving our graduate level sport sociology class from in person to blended delivery mode as part of our entire sport management graduate... Read More →
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Andrew Guest

University of Portland
 World Cup Teaching: Making Mega-Events Sociological Learning OpportunitiesThis presentation will offer ideas and experiences related to teaching undergraduate classes timed to coordinate with the men’s FIFA World Cup. Classes using global soccer as an entrée to academic topics... Read More →
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Scott Waltemyer

Texas A&M University
Interculturality through Experiential Learning: The Role of Food, Music, and SportOne of the challenges in higher education is how best to engage and encourage students to learn (Schaller, 2018), and as educators are always looking for the new ways to foster student learning.  One... Read More →

Moderators
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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 →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
English Bay

8:00am PDT

The Olympic Movement: Examining the Summer & Winter Games
This Open Session will examine experiences and issues in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Speakers
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Gina Comeau

Laurentian University
Music, Canadian Identity and SportSporting events, particularly those of international magnitude such as the Olympic Games (OG) and the Olympic Winter Games (OWG), provide an opportunity to create and transmit powerful narratives.  The Olympics are one of the most viewed televised... Read More →
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Michele K. Donnelly

“Run, jump, throw”: A case study of gender and participation at the Olympic Games, Kent State University
In this presentation, I use the sport of Athletics (Track and Field) as a case study to explore changes in the opportunities for women and men at the Olympic Games from the beginning of the modern Olympic Games. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is one... Read More →
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Jon Welty Peachey

Decolonizing theory building in sport-for-development and peace, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Within the sport-for-development and peace (SDP) sector, much of the scholarship over the past two decades has emerged from scholars in the Global North or High Income Countries (HIC) with little representation from indigenous scholars and voices. This is problematic given recent... Read More →
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Na Ri Shin

Dismantling the Olympic management structure: The value of Andre Gunder Frank's dependency model, Texas Tech University
This study seeks to unravel the management structure of sport mega-events with the dependency model suggested by Andre Gunder Frank, as well as Immanuel Wallerstein’s world-systems theory, using the case of Daegwallyeong-myeon in PyeongChang, South Korea, host community of the 2018... Read More →
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Liv Yoon

The University of British Columbia
Understanding Olympic-related Developments from Local Residents’ Perspectives: The Case of Mount Gariwang for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic GamesIn this presentation I explore the experiences of local residents who live(d) near Mount Gariwang, a formerly protected area that... Read More →

Moderators
MK

Michele K. Donnelly

“Run, jump, throw”: A case study of gender and participation at the Olympic Games, Kent State University
In this presentation, I use the sport of Athletics (Track and Field) as a case study to explore changes in the opportunities for women and men at the Olympic Games from the beginning of the modern Olympic Games. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is one... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Cypress

8:00am PDT

9:15am PDT

Break (Thursday)
Thursday November 1, 2018 9:15am - 9:30am PDT
Georgia Foyer

9:30am PDT

Alan Ingham Memorial Lecture: Dr. Mary McDonald - Professor, Homer C. Rice Chair in Sports and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Mary McDonald, Professor, Homer C. Rice Chair in Sports and Society will deliver the 2018 Alan Ingham Memorial Lecture with “Once More, With Feeling” Sporting Anthems and the Affective Turn.” Join NASSS as we honor and remember the life and work of Dr. Alan Ingham. This session is sponsored by Douglas College.

Sponsors

Thursday November 1, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am PDT
Plaza Ballroom

11:00am PDT

Author Meets Critic: "When Women Rule the Court"
This session engages a critique of "When Women Rule the Court: Gender, Race, and Japanese American Basketball" authored by Nicole Williams [Rutgers University Press, 2017]. An invited panel of experts will offer an overview of key contributions and findings, provide a critical analysis, speak to the merits of the text, and situate the work within the larger body of scholarship on gender, race, and sport. The author will engage and respond to the "critics."

Speakers
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Jessica W. Chin

Flipping the sociology of sport classroom: Active learning and decolonial praxis, San Jose State University
Active learning strategies, when implemented effectively, can lead to increased student engagement and higher levels of significant learning. In contrast, traditional teaching formats that maintain conventional use of time and space, including lecturing, embed students in colonial-inspired... Read More →
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Constancio R. Arnaldo Jr

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
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C. Richard King

Columbia College Chicago
Intercepting the Game: Representing the NFL in AustriaAs football travels, its changes. While the rules and play of the game remain largely same, it takes on new meanings, often expressed in imaginative and unexpected ways. This is very much the case in Austria, where American football... Read More →
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Nicole Willms

Gonzaga University

Moderators
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Cheryl Cooky

Associate Professor, Purdue University
“A Beautiful Triumph”: Feminism in Sport FilmsSport films have played a central role in the commemoration of historical events and construction of the past for popular consumption. Except for a few notable examples (e.g., Bend it Like Beckham, Giardina, 2003; ESPN’s Nine for... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Georgia A

11:00am PDT

Student Poster Session
This session(s) will be open to undergraduate students and graduate (e.g., masters, doctoral) student submissions of works-in-progress and well-developed research presented in poster format. Similar to the Call for Sessions, this session seeks research that “promote, stimulate, and encourage the sociological study of play, games, sport and contemporary physical culture”. Supporting the NASSS mission, research posters may also reveal how sport and music challenge the social, economic, and political landscape that often illuminate inequities of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability, age, and religious ideologies. Research poster submissions may also demonstrate how the relationship between sport and music (i.e. Alternative, Blues, Chant (Rhythmic Expression), Classical, Country, Dance, Disco, Fitness & Workout, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Heavy Metal, Hip Hop/Rap, Instrumental (Marching Bands/Pep Bands), Jazz, Latin, Movie scores, Opera, Orchestra, Popular, Punk, Reggae, Religious, R & B/Soul, Rock, Techno, Tex-Mex/Tejano, World & etc.) have influenced career industries such as medicine, psychology and counseling, media and film, event management, marketing & public relations, journalism, engineering and technology, fashion, and beyond. We encourage creativity and innovation in the development of topics. We also encourage research that challenge dominant ideologies and hegemonic structures.

Speakers
JA

Jamie Ali

Western Illinois University
Poster PresentationMarketing to Season and Non-Season Ticket Holders in SportThe purpose of this research study is to gain insight on the marketing that goes into professional/collegiate sports. Organizations across the US are generating more revenue annually through ticket sales... Read More →
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Madison Ardizzi

University of British Columbia
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Andrea Bundon

The University of British Columbia
Disability in the gym: Perceptions and understandings of individuals with disabilitiesThe study examines the attitudes, perceptions, and understandings of personal trainers and instructors in regards to disability and people with disabilities. The analysis mainly focuses on discovering... Read More →
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Elizabeth Coats

Olivet College
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Charles Crowley

Transition 101: Creating a pathway of Black student excellence in sport education, Olivet College
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the transition and acclimation of undergraduate students of color that attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to graduate school in the field of sport. More specifically we will discuss the pedagogical efforts to prepare... Read More →
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Isaiah Duncan

Western Illinois University
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Kevin Gbadebo

Western Illinois University
The Influence of Shoe Companies in AAU BasketballThe Amateur Athletic Union is one of the largest non-profit and multi-sport event organizations for amateurs, founded in 1888. AAU boy’s basketball can be viewed as an outlet, providing opportunities for middle school through high... Read More →
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Nancy Van Hoozier

Olivet College
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Michael Hutchinson

Western Illinois University
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Hailey A. Jungel

Olivet University
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Connor MacDonald MacDonald

Sport in the Lives of LGBTQ Calgarians, University of Calgary
The goal of this honours thesis research was to investigate the role that sport played in the lives of LGBTQ Calgarians (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) in the latter decades of the 20th century. Three gay men who resided in Calgary in the 1980s and 90s participated in oral history semi-structured... Read More →
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Brent Turner

Western Illinois University
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Ljudmila Zaleteli

The University of British Columbia

Moderators
MK

Michaela Kaliniak

Olivet College


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Georgia B

11:00am PDT

Yo! Bum Rush the Show
This roundtable session seeks to introduce the many ways that sports, music, media, and culture collide.  Femininity, masculinity, gender, and family are an ever-present conversation in sports as the roles of women and men have expanded, changed, and evolved.

Speakers
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Ezzeldin R. Aly

Florida A&M University
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Matthew J. Cotton

Alabama A&M University
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Lequez Spearman

Environmental Sustainability at NCAA Division III Colleges and Universities, Assistant Professor
Fortunately, there are a host of scholars who examine how sport contributes to the carbon footprint of the earth. Whether it is the Olympic Games, the World Cup, or the Super Bowl, it is clear that teams and associations are attempting to address the carbon negative effects that sport... Read More →
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Melvin Williams

Pace University


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Stanley

11:00am PDT

Gender, Race, & Sport: Intersections/Assemblages - 10th Anniversary
This session provides a space for queer/trans/feminist, post-colonial and critical race scholarship on sport and culture to be discussed in an integrative manner. Papers drawing on critical intersectional scholarship or assemblage theory that highlight the ways in which sport is mobilized to enforce/normalize/resist mutually constituting hierarchies of oppression and inequality are what we are looking for. Be very explicit in your proposal about going beyond an additive approach to gender, race, sexuality, etc.

Speakers
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Adrianne Grubic

University of Texas at Austin
More than Football: Analyzing Journalistic Coverage and Reader Comments of Colin KaepernickQuarterback Colin Kaepernick started protesting the national anthem during National Football League games in 2016 to bring awareness to racial oppression in America. His protest was impossible... Read More →
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Mustafa Karacam

(In)conceivable sexualities: Lesbian and gay athletes in Turkey., Queen's University School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Since the 1990s, there is an ever-growing literature relating to experiences of lesbian and gay athletes at various levels of elite sports in North American and European context. Majority of this literature documents a considerable shift from exclusion to inclusion of lesbian and... Read More →
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Christine Wegner

University of Florida
Preserving the hegemony: Performance and policing of gender conformity in online autosport foraMotorsport has traditionally been comprised of heterosexual men, and a space where hegemonic gender norms are reinforced (Pflugfelder, 2009). Although women have participated since the sport’s... Read More →

Moderators
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Ann Travers

Director, Harambee Cultural Society, Simon Fraser University


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Seymour

11:00am PDT

Rural Sport, Context, Processes & Outcomes #2
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Hannah Bennett

Higher Education Faculty, Augusta University
Dr. Hannah Bennett is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology. She graduated with a BA in psychology from the University of Connecticut and earned an MS in kinesiology with a concentration in sport and exercise psychology from Georgia Southern University. She earned... Read More →
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Dominique Falls

Douglas College
“It’s just so nice to have someone who is interested in rural sports. They are just so different”: The case for place-based researchThis presentation draws on ethnographic work from my doctorate on the lives of young people, parents, and sport administrators who take part in... Read More →
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Christina Gipson

The re-inventive self: Using school counseling and CrossFit to transform sense of self, Georgia Southern University
As politicians and education officials continue to be under-pressure to graduate more students from high school, administrators search for strategies and interventions to help increase graduation rates. In a rural community in southeast Georgia, a high school developed a program... Read More →
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Caitlyn Hauff

Faculty, CEPS
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Nancy Malcom

Georgia Southern University
She's not my ideal: Mixed messages about CrossFit womenSocial media is replacing traditional print media (Bell & Dittmar, 2011). Social media offers immediate news, allows space for people to interact, enables individuals to be generators and recipients of content, and provides a... Read More →
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Ann Pegoraro

Full Professor, Laurentian University
Social media. Digital world. Gender equity. Digital activism. Digital research methods
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Kyle Rich

Brock University
Kyle Rich is an assistant professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock University. His research looks at diverse experiences in sport, recreation, and community programs - particularly in rural communities. Kyle’s research program is built around using... Read More →

Moderators
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Jason Laurendeau

“Do White People Dominate the Outdoors?”: MEC and “Diversity work”, University of Lethbridge
The Canadian outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Co-operative (MEC) has been capitalizing on adventures and the outdoors since 1971. Through advertisements, social media, and ambassadors, the company produces a specific “brand” that extends beyond material goods to valorize a... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Grouse

11:00am PDT

Socio-Cultural and Economic Aspects of Youth Sport Involvement
The purpose of this session is to explore the various socio-cultural and economic aspects of youth sport involvement for participants and their parents.  A system of specialization now exists in many youth sports where an over emphasis on competition and sport skill specialization exists at a young age.  Parents often pay thousands of dollars to enroll their child in club sport teams in the hopes of receiving advanced sport skill instruction for their son or daughter with the hopes of eventually receiving an athletic scholarship to attend college.   Sport agents, college recruiters, and youth sport coaches comprise a growing enterprise at different competitive levels that link into a larger multi-million dollar sport tourism industry where youth sport teams travel to other cities to participate in tournaments   The youth sport phenomenon in the United States has grown to the point that millions of young boys and girls participate at the recreational and club sport levels.  Gaining a better understanding of the nature and scope of the youth sport phenomenon from socio-cultural and economic perspectives is the primary goal of this session.

Speakers
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Jamie Ali

Western Illinois University
Poster PresentationMarketing to Season and Non-Season Ticket Holders in SportThe purpose of this research study is to gain insight on the marketing that goes into professional/collegiate sports. Organizations across the US are generating more revenue annually through ticket sales... Read More →
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Robert Case

Old Dominion University
Youth sport participation in the United States is a multi-billion dollar business.  Parents pay thousands of dollars each year to enroll their son or daughter in private club sports such as youth volleyball.  Participation in youth club sports has not gone without criticism (Hyman... Read More →
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Rick Eckstein

The College Athletics Admissions Scandal: Fraud or Business as Usual?, Villanova University
Popular accounts of the 2019 college athletics admission scandal frame it as a clear case of illegal fraud. However, it is also possible to explain this scandal as just a tiny step beyond business as usual within intercollegiate athletics and higher education. Drawing from a five... Read More →
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Kevin Gbadebo

Western Illinois University
The Influence of Shoe Companies in AAU BasketballThe Amateur Athletic Union is one of the largest non-profit and multi-sport event organizations for amateurs, founded in 1888. AAU boy’s basketball can be viewed as an outlet, providing opportunities for middle school through high... Read More →
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Ryan King-White

Associate Professor, Towson University
Although the recent college admissions scandals were presented as egregious examples of ‘bending of the rules’ by the so-called 1%, we believe the story is being too myopically. Put differently, the scandals are not about the top 1% buying their way into universities, but about... Read More →
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Pamela Laucella

Associate Professor; Academic Director, Sports Capital Journalism Program, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
I'm a sports journalism professor and I'm also passionate about politics, news, travel, and the arts. My research analyzes multicultural issues in sport, and the intersections of race, class, and gender. I also study sport organizations’ hiring policies as far as diversity, equity... Read More →
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Kathryn Shea

Fisher College
Survivors’ Voices of Power and Truth During Larry Nassar’s Sentencing HearingsRachael Denhollander, Kyle Stephens, Jamie Dantzscher, Jordyn Wieber, and Aly Raisman are a few of the 204 women who shared victim impact statements during Michigan’s sentencing hearings of Larry Nassar... Read More →

Moderators
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Robert Case

Old Dominion University
Youth sport participation in the United States is a multi-billion dollar business.  Parents pay thousands of dollars each year to enroll their son or daughter in private club sports such as youth volleyball.  Participation in youth club sports has not gone without criticism (Hyman... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Grouse

11:00am PDT

Strange Fruit: Sportswomen & Activism
In 1939, Billie Holiday first performed “Strange Fruit,” a musical cry on the lynching of Black bodies and racial injustice in the southern United States. Holiday often used her platform to illuminate social injustices. Similarly, sportswomen like Althea Gibson, Wilma Rudolph, and Wyomia Tyus, influenced and supported by rhythm and blues singers like Holiday, used their platforms to raise awareness of injustice and inequality. Contemporarily, sportswomen of color often collaborate with musicians to illuminate social injustices; however, their efforts are either overlooked, silenced, or disproportionally amplified with negative consequences. For example, the Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) Minnesota Lynx who protested the shooting of Blacks and supported Black Lives Matter, efforts were deemed disruptive to the game which nearly resulted in association fines until fans exclaimed in outrage. Papers in this session will explore the experiential benefits and challenges; triumphs and failures; and bridges and barriers in illuminating social justice issues as Sportswomen of Color.

Speakers
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Rachel Allison

"A Rich White Kid Sport?" Hometown Socioeconomic, Racial, and Geographic Composition Among U.S. Women's Professional Soccer Players, Mississippi State University
While research suggests that material, geographic, and cultural changes to U.S. youth soccer since the 1970's have made opportunities for elite participation disproportionately available to white, middle-class women from white and affluent suburbs, little empirical evidence has documented... Read More →
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Wendy Baker

Johnson &Wales University/Community College of Rhode Island
College Sport and its Activists:  Women Athletes’ Awareness and ActivismThe “athlete-activist” is the context for our research. We will present the second stage of our research on awareness and activism among women college athletes. We explore to what extent women college athletes... Read More →
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Celina Banks

Prairie View A&M University
PosterBlack female college athletes and culturally relevant approaches of well-beingThe purpose of this poster presentation is to illuminate how culture affects Black female college athletes’ (BFCA) experiences of well-being. In 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association... Read More →
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Angela Branch-Vital

Department Head, Prairie View A&M University
The Importance of Culture: Understanding Black Female College Athletes’ Health and Well-BeingThe purpose of this conceptual paper is to illuminate how culture affects Black female college athletes’ (BFCA) experiences of well-being. In 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association... Read More →
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Akilah Carter-Francique

President Elect, Prairie View A&M University
The Importance of Culture: Understanding Black Female College Athletes’ Health and Well-BeingThe purpose of this conceptual paper is to illuminate how culture affects Black female college athletes’ (BFCA) experiences of well-being. In 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association... Read More →
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Judith McDonnell

College Sport and its Activists: Women Athletes’ Engagement and Activism, Professor of Sociology Bryant University
The “athlete-activist” is the context for our research. We will present the third stage of our research on engagement and activism among women college athletes. We explore to what extent women college athletes think of themselves as athlete-activists, and act with political agency... Read More →

Moderators
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Akilah Carter-Francique

President Elect, Prairie View A&M University
The Importance of Culture: Understanding Black Female College Athletes’ Health and Well-BeingThe purpose of this conceptual paper is to illuminate how culture affects Black female college athletes’ (BFCA) experiences of well-being. In 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Cypress

11:00am PDT

Teaching the Sociology of Sport: Ideas, Issues, & Innovations #2
The scholarship of teaching and learning is an important part of any academic conference. This session invites participants to share their practical strategies and/or concerns for effective teaching and learning in the sociology of sport. In keeping with the conference theme, we hope that at least some of the presentations will focus on how music can be incorporated into pedagogical strategies.

Moderators
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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 →


Thursday November 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
English Bay

12:15pm PDT

Graduate Student Luncheon
Graduate students, please attend the graduate student luncheon. Student will engage with NASSS faculty and professional members to discuss research, careers, and opportunities in academia and beyond. This event is sponsored by University of Manitoba.


Thursday November 1, 2018 12:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
Plaza A & B

1:30pm PDT

"What's Going On?": Policing Black Athletes Activism in the Caribbean and the United States
Singing and Dancing; Research & Writing to the music of the late Marvin Gaye's “WHAT'S GOING ON” the authors interrogate the policing of Black athletes activism and Black athlete bodies in the Caribbean and in the US. Each panelist will uniquely address, using a variety of data sources, the policing of Black athlete activists. Specifically, the panelists will address issues of Black women athletes; Caribbean cricket players; the Colin Kaepernick “Knee Movement” and the myriad ways the mass media has interpreted and “policed” Black athlete activism both literally and symbolically, including the ensnarement of some Black athletes in the US criminal justice system. The panelists will individually and collectively offer recommendations for future research and mechanisms for supporting Black athlete activists.

Speakers
avatar for Akilah Carter-Francique

Akilah Carter-Francique

President Elect, Prairie View A&M University
The Importance of Culture: Understanding Black Female College Athletes’ Health and Well-BeingThe purpose of this conceptual paper is to illuminate how culture affects Black female college athletes’ (BFCA) experiences of well-being. In 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association... Read More →
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Angela J. Hattery

George Mason University
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Billy Hawkins

Professor, University of Houston
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Roy McCree

University of the West Indies Trinidad and Tobago

Moderators
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Earl Smith

Wake Forest University


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Georgia A

1:30pm PDT

Bread and Circuses Redux
As his numerous former students-turned NASSS members will attest, Dr. Stephen Mosher has long used music to teach undergraduates how history, culture, and politics inform sport and popular culture. At the 1992 NASSS conference Mosher debuted a visual and aural commentary, Bread and Circuses in America, that intermixed Nike commercials and ESPN Sportscenter coverage with powerful songs like The Beatles’ “Instant Karma,” to implicate sport as a complicit force in the revolt and reaction to the 1992 LA uprisings. Mosher hoped the video would compel audiences to confront the ways in which state violence against black bodies and white refusals of this reality are a recurring feature of American social/sporting life. In this present moment of burgeoning progressive movements and Trumpian white backlash, Dr. Mosher will re-screen Bread and Circuses in America and use it to initiate a conversation amongst panelists and attendees about the social continuities and differences between 1993 and today.

Speakers
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Nik Dickerson

University of Lincoln
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Jennifer Metz

Aurora University
A "Notorious" spectacle: Reading Conor McGregor through a narrative lensDespite considerable sociological and physical cultural studies work examining the notion of sport as spectacle, relatively little of that research has focused on the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) in general... 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 →
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Lawrence Wenner

Loyola Marymount University

Moderators
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Kyle Kusz

University of Rhode Island
Notes on the NFL, Tom Brady, and Trump’s brand of white nationalismIn this paper, I explore how President Trump uses the NFL to express and normalize his brand of white nationalism with its emphasis on containing and disciplining black citizenship and re-naturalizing white male... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Grouse

1:30pm PDT

Assessing Race, Ethnicity & Immigration Research in Sport Sociology
Recently, Monika Stodolska (2018) summarized the existing Leisure Studies research exploring race, ethnicity, and immigration in the Leisure Sciences 40th anniversary issue. Stodolska concluded that leisure researchers are well positioned to address the increasingly complex issues Western societies face regarding race, ethnicity, and immigration; although, boundaries need to continue being pushed theoretically, methodologically, and towards greater interdisciplinarity. This session invites papers to contribute towards a similar conversation within the sociology of sport. Namely, paper presentation submissions should address the following guiding questions: (1) What major themes have been explored in sport sociology research on race, ethnicity, and immigration research in the last 40 years? (2) How is sport sociology research negotiating the complexity of race, ethnicity, and immigration in our contemporary context? (3) What epistemological, ontological, theoretical, and methodological tools are needed for sport researchers to contribute to the study of race, ethnicity, and immigration moving forward? In line with the conference theme, Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, and Culture, papers exploring the intersections between sport, the arts, and culture within in the context race, ethnicity, and immigration will also be considered.

Speakers
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Simon Barrick

Navigating the boundaries between sport sociology and sport management, University of Calgary - Faculty of Kinesiology
In an effort to broaden the impact of sport sociology scholarship, researchers are increasingly calling for greater engagement with public sociology of sport across the field (Cooky, 2017). In line with this call, I propose to share insights from my doctoral research involving an... Read More →
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Jamie Cleland

University of South Australia
Habitus, racial prejudice and whiteness on Australian Football League message boardsHistorically, the “Black Church” has been a strong voice for social justice in the United States and a catalyst for social change during the Civil Rights Movement.  Black Christian leaders known... Read More →
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Madison Danford

“My kids really hamstrung my career”: Motherhood and Gender Relations Among Ice Hockey Officials, University of Toronto
Referees and other officials play an integral role in the creation of sporting cultures and environments. However, the gender of these officials appears to matter significantly, as evidenced by the difficulty that women officials have in progressing to higher levels of officiating... Read More →

Moderators
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Simon Barrick

Navigating the boundaries between sport sociology and sport management, University of Calgary - Faculty of Kinesiology
In an effort to broaden the impact of sport sociology scholarship, researchers are increasingly calling for greater engagement with public sociology of sport across the field (Cooky, 2017). In line with this call, I propose to share insights from my doctoral research involving an... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Stanley

1:30pm PDT

Music & Action Sports: Examining Soundscapes of Emerging Sport Cultures
Since the 90’s action sports like skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding have used music as a primary driver alongside the presentation of these sports. Those involved in the business and culture of these sports have used music to differentiate their sport’s aural ecosystem from the traditional. From the Vans Warped Tour to 2018 Olympic Medalists Shaun White's own ‘Air + Style’ mega- event, music is far from ‘background’ within action sports, and often shares the spotlight of center stage, providing opportunities for the cross pollination of ideas, new markets and may challenge the idea of what and whom are the soundtracks and participants in youth and future sports. This session calls for papers that critically examine historical and/or contemporary relationships between music, action sports and new sport movements to create synergy between audiences, participants and brands, create dissonance and difference from traditional sports, and/or build connections across local and global cultures.

Speakers
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Courtney Cox

University of Southern California
Mall Grab: Authenticity and Appropriation in Action Sport BrandingMusic and sporting industries have both historically grappled with questions of authenticity, identity, and ownership. The quintessential “California Sound” was, from its inception, a product of confiscation; it... Read More →
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Perry Johnson

University of Southern California
Session: Music & Action Sports: Examining Soundscapes of Emerging Sport CulturesMall Grab: Authenticity and Appropriation in Action Sport BrandingMusic and sporting industries have both historically grappled with questions of authenticity, identity, and ownership. The quintessential... Read More →
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Froukje Smits

Utrecht University of Applied Science
Young commercially sponsored kite surfers riding the wave of the futureThe inclusion of action sports into the Youth Games and Olympics and the glorified representation of freedom associated with them in the niche media, have contributed to processes of commercialization and professionalization... Read More →
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Neftalie Williams

University of Waikato
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Glen Wood

York University, Toronto
“Never Been Done”: Conformity and Experimentation in Skateboard Video-Editing ConventionsThe discourse of skateboard subculture invariably engages media as an ideological and educational agent, but before establishing this, we must delve into the archetypes of representation... Read More →

Moderators
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Neftalie Williams

University of Waikato


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Cypress

1:30pm PDT

Sport, Society, & Technology #1
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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Sarah Barnes

Georgia Institute of Technology
Sleep performance is the new performance:  Sleep positivity in sportThis paper investigates the growth of a promotional sleep culture within high performance sport. Discussions about sleep in sport are not new. However, what is novel is the presence of biomedical discourses, sleep... Read More →
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Caitlin Clarke

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
Session: Sport, Society, and TechnologyExercise Science Depression Studies: An Alternative FrameworkThis paper is an excerpt from my dissertation, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to exercise science research on depression. I analyzed 13 meta-analyses and systematic reviews... Read More →
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Brian Gearity

University of Denver
Science’s Rockstars and Dominant Discourses of Athletic Performance: How Sociology Can Help Us Think and Practice DifferentlyMerton (1968) coined the term Matthew Effect to show how a small group of scientists and their work reaped great rewards and captured our collective social... Read More →
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Anna Posbergh

Nike-Fueled Feminism: Universalizing Women’s Empowerment, University of Maryland - College Park
Nike, a company lauded for its empowering women-centered advertisements, frequently releases global advertisements depicting women overcoming gendered structural barriers and stigma as they determinedly engage in physical activity. The globalized image of the empowered (Nike-clad... 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 →


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Georgia B

1:30pm PDT

Sporting Geographies #1
In her work Demonic Grounds (2006), critical-race and feminist theorist Kathryn McKittrick argues that musical expressions are in fact deeply geographic forms of knowledge which upend traditional academic hierarchies (p. 139). With this in mind, this session provides a space for scholarship that may engage with/draw on a musical lens to critically reflect on geographies of sport and physical culture. In what ways do spaces set the tone for different bodies to move through, interact in, and occupy the sporting arena? How might musicality speak to or provide a vantage point from which to consider disruptive or reorienting strategies to transform these spaces? Papers should seek to examine how these geographies/places/spaces of sport are not simply neutral structures or landscapes but are embedded within greater projects which work to maintain/reorient/challenge exclusions and inclusions within sport.

Speakers
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Layla Cameron

Simon Fraser University
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Claire Carter

University of Regina
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Ali Greey

Master's student, University of Toronto
Changing the game: Advancing transgender and gender non-binary inclusion in locker roomsAlthough a number of scholars in fields ranging from gender studies to biology have asserted that the fluidity of a two sex, male/female binary cannot adequately address the complexity of biological... Read More →
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Evie Ruddy

Independent Scholar

Moderators
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Ali Greey

Master's student, University of Toronto
Changing the game: Advancing transgender and gender non-binary inclusion in locker roomsAlthough a number of scholars in fields ranging from gender studies to biology have asserted that the fluidity of a two sex, male/female binary cannot adequately address the complexity of biological... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Seymour

1:30pm PDT

The Role of Sports Stadiums and Arenas
This session will examine the significance of sport stadiums and areas in society. 

Speakers
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Kyle Bunds

I Have Been Prescribed Xanax: An Autoethnography of a Sport Scholar Battling Ambition and Anxiety, North Carolina State University
In the summer of 2018, I completed a university guest professorship at the Technical University of Munich. I decided to leave my family for weeks at a time to teach and research in Germany, while also maintaining my position at NC State. The stress and anxiety caused by my going into... Read More →
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Judy Davidson

Pillars of the community: Public art and professional sports arenas, University of Alberta
In November, 2016, the “Pillars of the community” public art installation was unveiled at the rear of the new state of the art arena, Roger’s Place, in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, home to the National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers franchise. In distinct juxtaposition... Read More →
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Rylan Kafara

University of Alberta
Session: Sport, History, & Settler ColonialismPolicing the New Urban Sporting FrontierIn 2016, Rogers Place, a publicly financed $613.7-million arenathe anchor of a broader entertainment districtopened in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, an area of spatially concentrated racialized... Read More →
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Jordan Koch

McGill University
Policing the New Urban Sporting FrontierIn 2016, Rogers Place, a publicly financed $613.7-million arenathe anchor of a broader entertainment districtopened in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, an area of spatially concentrated racialized poverty. The prospect of the displacement of... Read More →
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Joerg Koenigstorfer

Technical University of Munich
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Christopher McLeod

Texas Tech University
The Construction of a New Labor-Capital Relation: Professional Rugby in the United StatesProfessional Rugby Organization (PRO) and Major League Rugby (MLR), the first professional rugby leagues in the United States, were established in 2016 and 2018 respectively. PRO and MLR signal... 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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Paul Nya

University of Alberta
A Fresh Sheet of Ice? Changing Business Models, Arena Developments, and Expansive Subsidy Demands.In his insightful book, Architecture on Ice, Howard Shubert (2016) has suggested that contemporary hockey arenas now need to be understood as the centrepieces of much larger land development... Read More →
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Jay Scherer

University of Alberta
Session: Soccer Across the GlobeStreet Soccer Scotland: Social inclusion through sport-based programsAgainst the backdrop of neoliberalism and the expansion of inequality, there has been a marked growth in the number of sport-for-development non-profit organizations that provide a... Read More →

Moderators
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Jay Scherer

University of Alberta
Session: Soccer Across the GlobeStreet Soccer Scotland: Social inclusion through sport-based programsAgainst the backdrop of neoliberalism and the expansion of inequality, there has been a marked growth in the number of sport-for-development non-profit organizations that provide a... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Tennyson

1:30pm PDT

The Surge of Affect in Sports Studies
This session focuses on the contribution of affect theory to critical sport studies. Affect provides an opportunity for exploring visceral bodily sensations, triggers, surges, and their qualification as feelings and emotions, in the realm of sport and physical activity. Although affect theory has had a significant impact on many fields across the social sciences and humanities, it has not been given sustained attention in sport studies. This lack of attention is surprising given the feelings and emotions that are expressed in sport: through the aesthetics of athlete resilience, the subjective experience of pain, the vigor of sport violence, the passion of team fandom, the ability of sport to invoke feelings of pride and belonging, and the influence of music in sporting arenas. Papers in this session are encouraged to address how social inequities of race, gender, and sexuality are concretized, contested, and resisted through the relationship between sport and affect.

Speakers
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Adam Ali

Queen's University
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Sara Grummert

University of California, Riverside
Affective attributions: Commentators’ raced portrayal of emotion in football playersAs the most watched college sport broadcast of all time (Volner, 2016), ESPN’s College GameDay (CGD) commentary and imagery is one source that primes audiences to make certain associations (Moy... Read More →
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Guy Harrison

Assistant Professor, Youngstown State University
"It Nearly Broke Me:" Postfeminism, Affective Labor, and Women SportscastersCurrent scholarship demonstrates a myriad of obstacles facing women in sports media, including double standards, sex bias in hiring, and online and offline harassment. These phenomena have been widely reported... Read More →
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Siduri Haslerig

University of Oklahoma
Affective attributions: Commentators’ raced portrayal of emotion in football playersAs the most watched college sport broadcast of all time (Volner, 2016), ESPN’s College GameDay (CGD) commentary and imagery is one source that primes audiences to make certain associations (Moy... Read More →
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Katharine Jones

Jefferson University
Finding Joy in Mindful Movement:  Returning to Walking, Running, Swimming, and Playing the PianoUsing autoethnography, I develop an understanding of the relationship between mind and body and the pleasures in stretching both, employing experiences where I re-learned how to move... Read More →
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Rebecca Olive

University of Queensland
Networked Affects: Women’s self-representations of physical activity on InstagramThis paper explores the role of Instagram hashtags in women’s representations of their experiences of fitness and physical activity. Our focus is on the followers of two prominent Australian online... Read More →
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Kim Toffoletti

Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
Networked Affects: Women’s self-representations of physical activity on InstagramThis paper explores the role of Instagram hashtags in women’s representations of their experiences of fitness and physical activity. Our focus is on the followers of two prominent Australian online... Read More →

Moderators
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Adam Ali

Queen's University


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
English Bay

1:30pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Plenary Session: viaSport, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with Sheila Bouman - Chief Executive Officer, Shawna Lawson - Director of Research and Social Innovation, & Caitlin Pentifallo-Gadd - Director of Innovation & Impact
Sport, Social Innovation & Impact: Opportunities for Qualitative Researchers. This Plenary Session will focus on how viaSport use research and develop relationships with qualitative researchers to create change within the BC sport system.

Thursday November 1, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Plaza Ballroom

4:00pm PDT

Land Acknowledgement
Join NASSS in taking a moment to formally acknowledge the Musqueam First Nation at the 2018 Annual Conference.

Thursday November 1, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Plaza Ballroom

4:30pm PDT

New Materialism in Sport Sociology: Where to Now
#Digital space invaders: Muslim sportswomen use of digital technologies to negotiate sporting cultural identities

Social media are important technologies affecting the lived experiences, identities, politics and consumption practices of athletes and sports fans (Hutchins & Mikosza, 2010). This paper offers fresh insights into the ways Muslim sportswomen are using social media. It draws upon an eight-month-long digital ethnography of 26 different social media accounts across four different platforms (SnapChat, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and interviews with 20 Muslim sportswomen. In this presentation, I share one key theme emerging from this research, particularly how Muslim sportswomen are using social media to represent different aspects of their sporting identities and challenge sporting and cultural rules and norms in digital spaces. In so doing, I elaborate on Nirmal Puwar’s discussion of ‘space invaders’ (2004) to explain how Muslim sportswomen are navigating their social, cultural and religious identities and ‘invading’ digital spaces through culturally-calculated forms of self-representation. In particular, I discuss how they are using hashtags (#) in strategic ways, and share their decision-making in representing their sporting lives in socially, culturally and religious-specific ways. In revealing the various forms of digital agency and politics employed by Muslim sportswomen, my findings challenge dominant discourses of Muslim women in need of ‘saving’ (Abu-Lughod, 2002), Furthermore, this paper adds to current literature on sportswomen’s use of social media (e.g., Toffoletti & Thorpe, 2018a, 2018b) by bringing in the voices and experiences of Muslim women.

Speakers
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David Andrews

University of Maryland
At Play in the Laboratory: Neoliberal Zeal and the Remaking of New Zealand Sport‘Neoliberalism’ is frequently portrayed as a monolithic project emanating from the ‘ideological heartlands’ of the United States and the United Kingdom. However, while Thatcher, Reagan and their... 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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Jim Denison, PhD

In Practice: Problematizing ALL That Coaching Does, University of Alberta
As a Foucauldian-informed coach developer, when it comes to what coaches do in practice, I value innovation over imitation and creativity over stagnation. Accordingly, I try and imbue in the coaches I work with a desire to be surprised, enthralled, and moved by originality and difference... Read More →
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Richard Pringle

Monash University
Singing the blues: Are we making a difference?Over the last three decades there has been tremendous growth in critical research concerned with sporting issues, health and physical education. Despite this growth, many of the prime socio-cultural issues that were critically examined... 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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Pirkko Markula

Decolonizing Ageing: Reflections on Dance, Health, and Aging Body, University of Alberta
Medical research has demonstrated that older adults typically have reduced muscle mass, less muscle strength and endurance, and aerobic power than young people (e.g., Keogh & Al, 2009). In addition, aging women, particularly, run a risk of osteoporosis characterized by increased bone... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Georgia A

4:30pm PDT

Movement, Music, & Meaning: Exploring and Explaining Disability
Every so often the disabled body becomes front and centre in the meeting of movement and music; and although a rarity in mainstream culture it provides academics in the area of critical (dis)ability studies an exciting opportunity to (re)think, (re)frame and (re)conceptualise our sociological understanding of ability.  However, this meeting of movement and music is not adequately explored within disability sports community, with many scholars fixating their gaze on the micro-meanings of the bodily performance, as opposed to macro-meanings of the corporeal within the context.  How do we derive further meaning about (dis)ability when music and physical movement converge? We invite papers that seek to develop novel explorations of what, when, how and why the meeting of music and movement can transcend current debates in disability sport studies.

Speakers
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Andrew Hammond

Session: Sport for Development, Diplomacy, & PolicySport, Policy, and Innovation: Alternative Approaches in the Practitioner-Researcher SpaceRecent discussions in academic literature have called for sport policy to become more entrepreneurial and innovative (Ratten & Ferreira, 2017... Read More →
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Verity Postlethwaite

University of Worcester
The Entanglement of Legacy from London 2012: Paralympic and Olympic reflections around the ‘Inspire a Generation’ aimThe London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics have been celebrated in the media and popular discourse to have been unified around the promotion and delivery of the able-bodied... Read More →

Moderators
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Nicole A. Deweyert

Paralympics Evolution, Sofiya L. Stumpos
The inclusion in sport is paramount for the development of sport on all all levels. When people hear the word disabilities, it comes along with abnormalities and unequal abilities to those people who are abled-bodied (Fitzgerald, 2012). People with disabilities have had many different... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Tennyson

4:30pm PDT

Concussions in Sport Culture
This session will examine the health realities of concussions in sport and its effect on policies, and procedures, and understandings in sport organizations and the greater society.

Speakers
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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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Nikolaus Dean

University of British Columbia
“If I can still move, I can still surf!”: Exploring surfers’ understandings of concussion in Canadian surf cultureOver the last decade a plethora of research has emerged that has explored the relationship between sport and the traumatic brain injury, concussion. This previous... Read More →
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Braeden McKenzie

Concussion and Culture: The Cycle of Knowledge and the Athlete/Parent Experience, University of Toronto
This paper presents thematic analysis that explores sport-related concussion (SRC) knowledge in youth sport through the lived experiences of youth athletes and their mothers. By applying theoretical perspectives of knowledge and power, SRC knowledge flow is framed as a social process... Read More →
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Kaleigh Ferdinand Pennock

University of Toronto
Concussion, media, and the female athlete: A discourse analysis of Canadian media’s coverage of sport-related concussionThe premise for this paper is grounded in the recent surge of sport-related concussion (SRC) coverage presented throughout the Canadian national media. Although... Read More →

Moderators
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Theresa Walton-Fisette

Professor, Kent State University
President of NASSS Program Committee ChairLast Chance U: Exploring College Football Experiences and Media Narratives through Video ElicitationIn 2016 Netflix released an original documentary series, Last Chance U, focused on the East Mississippi State Community College (EMCC) football... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Seymour

4:30pm PDT

Sport and Domestic Violence: The Truth Behind Closed Doors
In 2014, the Ray Rice assault videos took something that typically happens behind closed doors and put it out in the open to be talked about. Since then, there have been a handful of domestic violence cases in sport that have garnered national attention, such as Greg Hardy, Josh Brown, Ezekiel Elliot, Danry Vásquez, Aldon Smith, and Steven Wright, to name just a few. This session invites papers that draw upon diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological foundations in examining sport and domestic violence. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to: media representations of domestic violence in sport; social, cultural, and political implications of domestic violence in sport; fans negotiating their identity in light of athlete domestic violence; the culture of sports as a contributing factor in athlete domestic violence; and/or ways in which domestic violence in sport intersects with gender, race, class, and other power relations and identities.

Session: Sport and Domestic Violence: The Truth Behind Closed Doors
“#WhyIStayed three years and $30 million”: Sport and domestic violence in the context of hashtag activism
In September 2014, TMZ released security footage of NFL Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice physically assaulting his then fiancé, Janay. The public reaction was swift, including legacy media outlets questioning why Janay, who had married Ray by that point, would stay in an abusive relationship. Media responses included victim blaming, the reproduction of myths regarding domestic violence, and overall ignorance regarding the barriers that victims/survivors must overcome to leave. In response, survivor Bev Gooden tweeted the reasons why she stayed in an abusive relationship, using the hashtag #WhyIStayed. The hashtag went viral, with many victims/survivors sharing their experiences and explaining the reasons why they stayed or left. Drawing on a qualitative analysis of over 50,000 tweets using the hashtag, #WhyIStayed, as well as interviews with individuals who participated in the hashtag, we interrogate the potentials of social media to amplify voices often marginalized or silenced in legacy media, the criminal justice system, and advocacy venues. In doing so, we examine the role sports play as a catalyst to wider social conversations regarding social problems that have been culturally stigmatized, and the implications for broader understandings of domestic violence in sport.

Speakers
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Lauren C. Anderson

Assistant Professor of Communication, Lasell University
Media Narratives of Domestic Violence in Sport: Progress or Regression?In 2014, the Ray Rice assault videos took something that typically happens behind closed doors and put it out in the open to be talked about. Although the public outcry over the assault videos generated a national... Read More →
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Cheryl Cooky

Associate Professor, Purdue University
“A Beautiful Triumph”: Feminism in Sport FilmsSport films have played a central role in the commemoration of historical events and construction of the past for popular consumption. Except for a few notable examples (e.g., Bend it Like Beckham, Giardina, 2003; ESPN’s Nine for... Read More →
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Danielle Corple

Purdue University
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Patrick Crowe

University of Rhode Island
Redemption for all? An Exploration of Racial Bias in ESPN.com’s Framing of NFL Domestic Violence CasesWith a number of children experiencing or witnessing domestic violence at home (Holt, Buckley, Whelan, 2008), it comes as no surprise that this societal problem bleeds into the... Read More →
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Jasmine Linabary

Emporia State University
“#WhyIStayed three years and $30 million”: Sport and domestic violence in the context of hashtag activismIn September 2014, TMZ released security footage of NFL Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice physically assaulting his then fiancé, Janay. The public reaction was swift... Read More →

Moderators
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Lauren C. Anderson

Assistant Professor of Communication, Lasell University
Media Narratives of Domestic Violence in Sport: Progress or Regression?In 2014, the Ray Rice assault videos took something that typically happens behind closed doors and put it out in the open to be talked about. Although the public outcry over the assault videos generated a national... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Cypress

4:30pm PDT

Sport and Youth Development
This Open Session will examine the experiences and state of youth in sport and society.

Speakers
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Robert Engvall

Roger Williams University
What's a Parent to Do? The Contradictions Among the "Arms Race" of Youth SportsHow do parents cope with the “arms race in youth sports” in which conflicting and contradictory messages are sent that make it almost impossible to feel good about decisions made. “Kids should play... Read More →
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Jenna Lindberg

Dance That Moves: Using student choreography as a vehicle for student expression and identity formationWith the emphasis on sports and athletics in a majority of high schools, dance teams and clubs are often overlooked as a valuable space to cultivate student voice, expression, and... Read More →
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Alex Manning

University of Minnesota
Interrelated Spaces of Youth Soccer in the United States: Group Identity, Sporting Development, Competition, and CommunityYouth Soccer in the United States is a social formation and an intersectional contested field of social reproduction with implications beyond the soccer field... Read More →
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William Massey

Oregon State University
Systems influences on sport disengagement and disenchantment for traumatized and disadvantaged youthThe dominant sport for good rhetoric has biased theory, research, and praxis in sport for development and peace (SDP; Coalter, 2015). Notably, narratives which may question, disrupt... Read More →
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Marc Pacampara

Program Strategy & Research, foundry10
Marc studied Sociology at Highline College. He developed a love for music and dance which he has pursued rigorously since. Over the years of performing he’s developed a love for developing choreography and teaching. Marc has a strong passion for the arts and continues to help the... Read More →
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Jessica Skolnikoff

Roger Williams University
What's a Parent to Do? The Contradictions Among the "Arms Race" of Youth SportsHow do parents cope with the “arms race in youth sports” in which conflicting and contradictory messages are sent that make it almost impossible to feel good about decisions made. “Kids should play... Read More →
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Meredith Whitley

Advancing Social Justice through Place-Based Sport for Development Accelerators, Adelphi University
Within the last decade, Sport for Development (SfD) scholars have deconstructed the interplay between development discourse, policy, funding, practice, and local agency, with a particular focus on how global and transnational practices shape Global North-South relations (e.g., Darnell... Read More →

Moderators
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Jessica Skolnikoff

Roger Williams University
What's a Parent to Do? The Contradictions Among the "Arms Race" of Youth SportsHow do parents cope with the “arms race in youth sports” in which conflicting and contradictory messages are sent that make it almost impossible to feel good about decisions made. “Kids should play... Read More →
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Robert Engvall

Roger Williams University
What's a Parent to Do? The Contradictions Among the "Arms Race" of Youth SportsHow do parents cope with the “arms race in youth sports” in which conflicting and contradictory messages are sent that make it almost impossible to feel good about decisions made. “Kids should play... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Georgia B

4:30pm PDT

Sport, Media, & Technology
Speakers
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Nida Ahmad

University of Waikato
#Digital space invaders: Muslim sportswomen use of digital technologies to negotiate sporting cultural identitiesSocial media are important technologies affecting the lived experiences, identities, politics and consumption practices of athletes and sports fans (Hutchins & Mikosza... Read More →
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Jessica W. Chin

Flipping the sociology of sport classroom: Active learning and decolonial praxis, San Jose State University
Active learning strategies, when implemented effectively, can lead to increased student engagement and higher levels of significant learning. In contrast, traditional teaching formats that maintain conventional use of time and space, including lecturing, embed students in colonial-inspired... Read More →
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Jay Johnson

Mino-bimaadiziwin Through Mentorship: Decolonizing Methodologies and the Stories of Researchers, University of Manitoba
From 2017-2019, we have worked in partnership with two First Nation communities in Manitoba to gain community insight into what it means to be a part of the Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (IYMP) and how the mentors experienced mino-bimaadiziwin through mentorship. While there... Read More →
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Matthew Masucci

San Jose State University
Session: Sport, Media, & TechnologyBikes and beats: Engaging the San José Bike Party through mobile video ethnographySouth of the San Francisco Bay on the third Friday of every month, thousands of residents take to the streets on their bicycles to join in on the novelty   of the... Read More →
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Timothy Rose

Kent State University
“Band-Aid solutions”: Media framing of Trevor Bauer drone incident in digital and print mediaModel aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), popularly referred to in U.S. mainstream media as drones, have made an immense impact on the way we view technology. These compact and... Read More →

Moderators
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Lawrence Wenner

Loyola Marymount University


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
English Bay

4:30pm PDT

Sporting Geographies #2
In her work Demonic Grounds (2006), critical-race and feminist theorist Kathryn McKittrick argues that musical expressions are in fact deeply geographic forms of knowledge which upend traditional academic hierarchies (p. 139). With this in mind, this session provides a space for scholarship that may engage with/draw on a musical lens to critically reflect on geographies of sport and physical culture. In what ways do spaces set the tone for different bodies to move through, interact in, and occupy the sporting arena? How might musicality speak to or provide a vantage point from which to consider disruptive or reorienting strategies to transform these spaces? Papers should seek to examine how these geographies/places/spaces of sport are not simply neutral structures or landscapes but are embedded within greater projects which work to maintain/reorient/challenge exclusions and inclusions within sport.

“A Melody that Sets You Free”: Venice’s Mythical Sporting Sounds

Music and sport occupy temporal-spatial specificities grounded in performance, spectacle, and myth. The mythologies of music and sport are constructed, in part, through mediated representations that recall storied pasts and produce highly-colored visions of the future. This paper examines the intersection of music and sport in Venice Beach, California, a vibrant Los Angeles enclave recognized globally for its free-spirited ethos and famed boardwalk. Home to the legendary Muscle Beach gym, oceanfront basketball courts, skatepark, and Breakwater surf spot, Venice is central to mythical representations of eccentric California life. Sports films, such as Skatetown USA, White Men Can’t Jump, and Lords of Dogtown, foreground Venice; at the same time, artists like Brian Wilson, Snoop Dogg, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers (re)activate Venice’s sonic geographies through music videos and lyrics that highlight these well-known sporting spaces. Venice thus presents a dynamic locale for interrogating how music and sport alert us to the cultural distinctions of a particular region, and how political and economic shifts impact its inhabitants. Through a multi-methodological approach, including archival research, field observations, and interviews, we consider how authenticity, identity, access, and belonging are constructed and challenged through the sporting sounds and spaces of this fabled place.

Speakers
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Courtney Cox

University of Southern California
Mall Grab: Authenticity and Appropriation in Action Sport BrandingMusic and sporting industries have both historically grappled with questions of authenticity, identity, and ownership. The quintessential “California Sound” was, from its inception, a product of confiscation; it... Read More →
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Perry Johnson

University of Southern California
Session: Music & Action Sports: Examining Soundscapes of Emerging Sport CulturesMall Grab: Authenticity and Appropriation in Action Sport BrandingMusic and sporting industries have both historically grappled with questions of authenticity, identity, and ownership. The quintessential... Read More →
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Brett Lashua

Leeds Beckett University
Moving Young Bodies at Play in the Politics of Neighbourhood Improvement InitiativesIn this presentation we discuss the ways that young bodies at play were constructed in, and impacted by, initiatives designed to improve so-called problem neighbourhoods. Using feminist poststructuralist... Read More →
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Nancy Quinn

Western University
The Athlete Village: Pianos, Pools and the PubThe Athletes Village (TAV) of the XXI Commonwealth Games was ‘home’ to more than 4,400 athletes, 300 of these were athletes with impairment. TAV is comprised of residences, retail and recreational opportunities, and dining, medical... Read More →
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Erin Sharpe

Brock University
Moving Young Bodies at Play in the Politics of Neighbourhood Improvement InitiativesIn this presentation we discuss the ways that young bodies at play were constructed in, and impacted by, initiatives designed to improve so-called problem neighbourhoods. Using feminist poststructuralist... Read More →
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Jordan Zalis

Memorial University
We the North: a critical geography in basketball’s sounding cultures – TorontoThis radio-play chases the question: “what does basketball sound like?” and studies the “idea of North” while its citizens speak. Inspired by Glenn Gould’s experimental set, The Solitude Trilogy... Read More →

Moderators
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Ali Greey

Master's student, University of Toronto
Changing the game: Advancing transgender and gender non-binary inclusion in locker roomsAlthough a number of scholars in fields ranging from gender studies to biology have asserted that the fluidity of a two sex, male/female binary cannot adequately address the complexity of biological... Read More →
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Claire Carter

University of Regina


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Seymour

4:30pm PDT

The Lived Experiences of College Athletes
This session will examine the experiential realities of student-athletes in intercollegiate athletics.

Speakers
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Samantha Ellis

Troy University
Are Intercollegiate Athletics Departments Encouraging Anonymous HIV Testing for Student-Athletes?Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a universal health issue.  Approximately 36.7 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS with the age group most affected being individuals... Read More →
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Paul Harris

University of Virginia
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Christina Martin

Troy University
Are Intercollegiate Athletics Departments Encouraging Anonymous HIV Testing for Student-Athletes?Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a universal health issue.  Approximately 36.7 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS with the age group most affected being individuals... Read More →
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Megan Parietti

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Session: The Lived Experience of College AthletesA preliminary examination of stereotype threat in student-athletes: College student perspectives of student-athletes in the classroomStudent-athletes face unique challenges when it comes to being successful in the classroom (Simons... Read More →
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Kaitlin Pericak

Racialized Experiences in Athlete Healthcare, Graduate Student
This paper applies Bourdieu’s concept of habitus to understand racialized phenomenon in the injury experience of collegiate athletes within athletic training rooms. Habitus is an internalized mechanism. In fact, habitus is so internalized that we begin to think that what is ‘in... Read More →
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Margaret Tudor

University of Tampa
A preliminary examination of stereotype threat in student-athletes: College student perspectives of student-athletes in the classroomStudent-athletes face unique challenges when it comes to being successful in the classroom (Simons, Bosworth, Fujita, & Jensen, 2007). Many student-athletes... Read More →

Moderators
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Paul Harris

University of Virginia


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Grouse

5:30pm PDT

NASSS Night at the Movies and Social
This year’s NASSS Night at the Movies is brought to you by the Centre for Sport and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. Please join us in the viewing of the documentary film “Mount Gariwang: An Olympic Casualty.”


Thursday November 1, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Plaza Ballroom
 
Friday, November 2
 

7:00am PDT

7:30am PDT

8:00am PDT

Understanding the Stories of Bodies, Selves and Lives: The Use of Narrative in Research
Speakers
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Ted Butryn

Professor of Sport Sociology and Sport Psychology, San Jose State University
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Jay Johnson

Mino-bimaadiziwin Through Mentorship: Decolonizing Methodologies and the Stories of Researchers, University of Manitoba
From 2017-2019, we have worked in partnership with two First Nation communities in Manitoba to gain community insight into what it means to be a part of the Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (IYMP) and how the mentors experienced mino-bimaadiziwin through mentorship. While there... Read More →
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Marta Mack-Washington

University of Kentucky
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Matthew Masucci

San Jose State University
Session: Sport, Media, & TechnologyBikes and beats: Engaging the San José Bike Party through mobile video ethnographySouth of the San Francisco Bay on the third Friday of every month, thousands of residents take to the streets on their bicycles to join in on the novelty   of the... Read More →
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Kerry McGannon

Laurentian University, Canada
The mental health and career costs for professional athletes suffering from addiction to alcohol and other drugs are well-documented (Brownrigg et al., 2018;Jones, 2013). Few studies have explored the role of sport in addiction recovery, with research focusing on how sport environments... Read More →
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Jenny McMahon

University of Tasmania
Eating Dis/Orders and Recovery: Athlete Autobiographies as Critical Discursive PedagogiesIn this presentation the cultural construction of eating dis/orders within the context of sport and intersecting meanings of ‘mental pain’ and ‘recovery’ is explored. Using sport autobiographies... Read More →
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Jennifer Metz

Aurora University
A "Notorious" spectacle: Reading Conor McGregor through a narrative lensDespite considerable sociological and physical cultural studies work examining the notion of sport as spectacle, relatively little of that research has focused on the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) in general... Read More →

Moderators
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Jennifert Metz

Aurora University


Friday November 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Georgia A

8:00am PDT

Pracademic Teaching: Giving Life to Sport Sociology Theory
This Roundtable session will focus on "outside the box" assignments, projects and innovative ideas participants utilize in their classes to bring practical and meaningful understanding to Sport Sociology theory.  Examples of contributing content would be role playing, trips, visits, films, discussion points, research presentations, guest speakers, group projects and other unique innovations which may or may not align itself with traditional teaching methodologies.  Participants are encouraged to actively engage in the discussion and to share their best teaching ideas with the group.

Speakers
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Jamie Ali

Western Illinois University
Poster PresentationMarketing to Season and Non-Season Ticket Holders in SportThe purpose of this research study is to gain insight on the marketing that goes into professional/collegiate sports. Organizations across the US are generating more revenue annually through ticket sales... Read More →
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Alexandra Fairchild

Teaching Sport Sociology via the Blended Delivery Mode (Observations and Reflections), Cardinal Stritch University
This presentation will offer observations and reflections about effective teaching and learning in the sociology of sport based on the experience of moving our graduate level sport sociology class from in person to blended delivery mode as part of our entire sport management graduate... Read More →

Moderators

Friday November 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Dover

8:00am PDT

Athlete Activism
This Open Session will explore the examples and experiences of athlete activism.

Speakers
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Kenneth Chaplin

Culturally Misappropriated Racial Resistance: Collegiate Student-Athletes’ Responses to Jerry Jones’ Participation in the NFL Players’ US National Anthem Protests, John Carole University
In this paper, culturally misappropriated racial resistance is examined via collegiate student-athletes’ responses to Jerry Jones’ participation in the NFL players’ national anthem protests. Symbolic Interactionism, Cultural Studies, and Critical Race Theory were used as theoretical... Read More →
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Charles Crowley

Transition 101: Creating a pathway of Black student excellence in sport education, Olivet College
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the transition and acclimation of undergraduate students of color that attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to graduate school in the field of sport. More specifically we will discuss the pedagogical efforts to prepare... Read More →
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Simon Darnell

A Researcher from the Start: The limits of participatory methods, University of Toronto
This presentation offers some critical self-reflections gleaned from a participatory study with youth in Toronto. The study, funded by the Ontario government, explored the ways in which young people living in Toronto make sense of sport, and whether/how sport connects to their everyday... Read More →
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Sarah Fields

University of Colorado - Denver
From Passports to Anthems:  American Courts and Athlete ActivismAthletes have long used their platform to speak out against injustice.  In 1950 Paul Robeson, the former Rutgers multisport athlete, lost his passport because he had spoken against the racism in the United States (US... Read More →
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Emmett Gill

University of Texas at Austin
Session: LGBTQI and Sporting CultureDisco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park: The Implications for Race, Sexual Orientation and the Future of BaseballDisco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion in July of 1979 at Comiskey Park after the first game of White Sox/Twins... Read More →
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Algerian Hart

DCCC Chair, Western Illinois University
A Book of Songs & Sexual Assault at the United States Air Force AcademyCollegiate athletic departments are grappling with sexual assaults as stories of student-athlete’s raping unconscious women, gang rapes, and coaches’ ambivalence towards predator’s flood news cycles.  Sexual... Read More →
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Wardell Johnson

An Analysis of Factors Affecting Satisfaction of African American Students at PWI and HBCU, Eastern Kentucky University
The main points were organized into central themes. The themes were organized by type of institution, (historically black colleges and universities or predominantly white institutions) for comparison purposes. While court case is being challenge of Brown v. Board of Education Supreme... Read More →

Moderators
CC

Charles Crowley

Transition 101: Creating a pathway of Black student excellence in sport education, Olivet College
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the transition and acclimation of undergraduate students of color that attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to graduate school in the field of sport. More specifically we will discuss the pedagogical efforts to prepare... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Cypress

8:00am PDT

Health, Physical Activity, & Culture
This Open Session will explore the relationship between health, physical activity and culture.

Speakers
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Julie Alysworth

George Mason University
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Lauren Brooks-Cleator

University of Ottawa
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Shaun Edmonds

Assistant Professor, Augustana College
CrossFit is an emergent branded fitness culture that has thrived on its self-made position as a rebellious underdog within the fitness industry. CrossFit’s unorthodox training style, irreverent anthropomorphization of injury in the form of Pukie the Clown and Uncle Rhabdo, and antagonistic... Read More →
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Audrey Giles

Exploiting Reconciliation: The Facade of Truth and Reconciliation in Sport for Development, University of Ottawa
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada (2015) sought to address the legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada and to advance the process of reconciliation between Indigenous peoples in what is now known as Canada and settlers to the land. Of the TRC’s 94 Calls... Read More →
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Meena Kalluri

University of Alberta
IPF Patients’ Lived Experiences of Physical Activity: Examining the Materiality of a Terminal IllnessIdiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive, fatal, fibrotic lung disease that’s biomedically characterised by a poor mortality with most patients dying from respiratory... Read More →
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Xiaoli Li

George Mason University
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Lisa McDermott

University of Alberta
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Roc

Doctoral Student, Florida State University
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R. Pierre Rodgers

Associate Professor, George Mason University
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Ellen Rodgers

George Mason University
Participation Constraints in Physical Activity of US Immigrant Chinese WomenEmpirical evidence has demonstrated that lack of physical activity could cause health problems (Muntner et al., 2005; Bauman et al., 2012; Manaf, 2013). Factors (e.g., age, sex, time, education) may impact... Read More →

Moderators
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R. Pierre Rodgers

Associate Professor, George Mason University


Friday November 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Seymour

8:00am PDT

Physical Education & Social Justice
This Open Session will explore the relationship between physical education and social justice.

Speakers
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Corina van Doodewaard

PhD Researcher, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences & Utrecht University
Constructing difference and inequality: discursive practices in PE teacher education.Physical education teacher education (PETE) has been identified as a crucial site where incoming teachers learn how to deal with differences and (in)equalities. Critical feminist scholars have argued... Read More →
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Satoko Itani

Kansai University
Session: Physical Education & Social JusticeGender and Sexual Politics in Sport-based Japanese Physical EducationThere has been a considerable amount of research accumulated around the issues of homophobia, transphobia, and binary gender in school sport environments in North America... Read More →
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Keiko Itani

Kyoto University of Education
Session: Physical Education & Social JusticeGender and Sexual Politics in Sport-based Japanese Physical EducationThere has been a considerable amount of research accumulated around the issues of homophobia, transphobia, and binary gender in school sport environments in North America... Read More →
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Jun Mikami

Kyoto University of Education
Gender and Sexual Politics in Sport-based Japanese Physical EducationThere has been a considerable amount of research accumulated around the issues of homophobia, transphobia, and binary gender in school sport environments in North America. This issue, however, only began to receive... Read More →
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Megumi Seki

Session: Physical Education & Social JusticeGender and Sexual Politics in Sport-based Japanese Physical EducationThere has been a considerable amount of research accumulated around the issues of homophobia, transphobia, and binary gender in school sport environments in North America... Read More →
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Bahar Tajrobehkar

University of Toronto
I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, completing my studies in the field of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity. My master's research project focused on Canadian women's fitness (bodybuilding) competitions. My doctoral dissertation examines the experiences of newly... Read More →

Moderators
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Bahar Tajrobehkar

University of Toronto
I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, completing my studies in the field of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity. My master's research project focused on Canadian women's fitness (bodybuilding) competitions. My doctoral dissertation examines the experiences of newly... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
English Bay

8:00am PDT

Place-Based Music and Sport in Global Context
Globalization and use of music in sport events–large and small– was largely brought about by the use of vuvuzela in 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The purpose of this session is to understand extent to which fans and non-fans use music in sporting events to support their teams or to showcase their communities and nations.  Scholars have researched and noted diversity in fans’ celebration of their sport teams.  Surijlal and Mafini (2011) indicate differing ways fans in western and non-western countries celebrate sport, as for example the use trumpeting of vuvuzela in South Africa for purposes of celebration in soccer matches. Indigenous communities have their way of song and dance before, during, and after sporting events. The session will conclude with implication for music and sport in light of increasing globalization of sport and fans’ trekking across the globe to support their teams.



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Mafaldo Maza Dueñas

Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
Mexican chant bringing out FIFA’s double discourse regarding homophobic practicesThe ‘ehhhhhhhhhhhhh Puto!!’ chant Mexicans cry out when the goalkeeper from the opposite team kick away the ball during a soccer match has become one of the ways Mexican fans support their national... Read More →
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Vanessa García González

Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
Session: Place-Based Music and Sport in Global ContextMexican chant bringing out FIFA’s double discourse regarding homophobic practicesThe ‘ehhhhhhhhhhhhh Puto!!’ chant Mexicans cry out when the goalkeeper from the opposite team kick away the ball during a soccer match has become... Read More →
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Chris Henderson

University of Iowa
You Never Walk Alone: Cultural Labor and Stadium PerformanceBefore every match at Liverpool FC’s Anfield, fans perform a nearly stadium-wide rendition of the song, “You Never Walk Alone.” Since the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989 in which 96 Liverpool fans died, the performance... Read More →
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Sehwan Kim

Naturalized Sport Labor Migrants in the Winter Olympic Games, University of Georgia
Foreign-born athletes are an integral part of global sports competitions as naturalized citizens of other countries. The United States and Canada are the top two major players in this global phenomenon (CapRelo, 2018). The purpose of this study was to understand why athletes from... Read More →
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Andrew D. Linden

Constructing a Hero: National and International Memories of Jesse Owens, California State University, Northridge
Museum curators often shape memories of athletes through exhibit designs, such as with four-time Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens. Around the world, different museums depict him as a hero, both to ideologies of democracy and to the Olympic Movement. As museums are often “sites... Read More →
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Katja Sonkeng

Successful integration through the unifying power of sport? A critical analysis of sport clubs, initiatives, and government policies in Germany through the lenses of migrants and lawmakers., University of Georgia
The increasingly social importance of sports clubs and leisure activities in Germany and throughout Western Europe is well-documented (Petry & Schulze, 2011; Makarova & Herzog, 2014). Given this trend, both German lawmakers and private citizens have turned to sports as a way to welcome... Read More →

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Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson

Diversification of U. S. Institutions of Higher Education Through student-athletes from Sub-Saharan Africa: Best Recruitment Practices and Availability of Athletic Scholarships and Funding, University of Georgia
International student migrants have attended U. S. Colleges and universities for several decades. The Kenyan student airlift that commenced in 1960s with collaboration between U. S. stakeholders ¬¬and Kenya government led to the establishment of scholarship opportunities for students... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Grouse

8:00am PDT

Populism and the leisure spectacle: Performing power and identity: Place and events
For this proposed session, we seek contributions that address the political populism associated with sporting mega-events and popular musical spectacles. Common questions might include the following. Where and how does populist discourse feature in such events? What key political figures drive political ambitions through populist discourse in relation to sporting mega-events? How do popular cultural celebrities challenge or contest political orthodoxies? Within the leadership of a sporting mega-event, what key figures contribute to the populist discourses of a host country? How have formal political leaders and figures related to the popular music spectacle? Overall, then, how might the spectacles of sporting and musical mega-events be better understood by drawing upon theories of populism and their application to a comparative range of national and supra-national case studies? Contributions are invited from interdisciplinary fields as well as from sociology, in a range of forms from focused case-studies to theoretical reviews or critiques.

Speakers
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Jacob Bustad

The body, the baby weight, and the wardrobe: Materiality and embodied motherhood, Towson University
Clothing is often perceived as an effort to craft a particular body image and thus an accompanying identity (Guy & Banim, 2000). Previous research has explored the relationship between clothing and perception of body shape changes during pregnancy (Sohn & Bye, 2014), and many women... Read More →
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Bryan Clift

University of Bath
Lula’s Populist Wake: Sporting Mega-Events and Leftist Populism in BrazilThe 2014 World Cup in Brazil and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were part and parcel of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s (popularly referred to as Lula) populist swell with the Partido... Read More →
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Jeff Graham

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Research examining work and family consistently indicates that work-family conflict results in negative outcomes for individuals, families, and the organizations they work for (Byron, 2005). Research also indicates that support from the workplace can mitigate the frequency and strength... Read More →
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Seungmo Kim

Hong Kong Baptist University
Nationalism, Internationalism, U.S. Soccer Fandom, and the 2018 World CupFor the first time since 1986, the U.S. men’s national soccer team failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup. Thus, the 2018 tournament provided a unique opportunity to explore the intricacies of fandom in an... Read More →
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Renata Maria Toledo

Universidade Estadual de Maringa, Brazil
SPORT, MUSIC AND POPULISM IN BRAZILWhen Brazilian delegation marched in the Maracanã Stadium, closing the Parade of Nations within the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympics, we could hear "Aquarela do Brasil" played in the background. Extoling the greatness of the country, this song... Read More →
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Sam Winemiller

Recruiting Writers’ Perceptions of Ethical Responsibilities, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
A substantial media industry has developed that focuses on covering high school student-athletes as they are recruited to play college sports. Online media outlets, such as Rivals and 247Sports, dedicate considerable resources to analyzing young athletes’ decision-making processes... Read More →

Moderators
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Alan Tomlinson

University of Brighton UK


Friday November 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Seymour

8:00am PDT

Sensuous Methodologies: Using Music & Film to (In)Form Pedagogy & Research
Music, beats, rhythm, images, and film engage our senses in deep ways. In this session, we seek papers that use music and film both to inform pedagogy and research and/or use research and pedagogy to create new mashups, mixes, and styles of music and film. Hickey-Moody’s Manifesto (2016) points towards using inventive ways of “remaking subjects in and through research” as a way to “change subjects.” (p. 172). Combining, designing, and creating something new is central to feminist new-materialists approaches. Guiding questions for this session might be: How can researchers engage with music and/or film-based creative arts enquiry to develop knowledge and social change through sensuous methodologies? What kinds of technical competence do researchers need to engage as auteurs? How can students, inside and outside of class, in collaboration with others in the learning group (peers, teachers, friends), remake and reconsider materials to produce new knowledge that is meaningful to them?

Speakers
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Michael Friedman

Reflections on critical pedagogy after the death of Jordan McNair, University of Maryland, College Park
On June 13, 2018, University of Maryland sophomore Jordan McNair died from complications from heatstroke following a dangerously-intense football practice. Media investigations found a football program to have a “toxic culture” of humiliation, abuse, fear and intimidation, and... Read More →
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Cathy van Ingen

Brock University
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Brett Pardy

Unsettling Fandom: Disrupting Appeals to Settler Emotions in National Hockey League Broadcasting, McGill University
Tuck and Yang (2012) emphasize that “decolonization is not a metaphor”, warning decolonization necessarily entails repatriation and reorienting settler relationships to the land. Yet in being a fan of professional sports, colonization is, often, the metaphor – beyond that teams... Read More →
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Maura Rosenthal

Teaching for Change: Using online multimedia resources to address gender-based violence, Bridgewater State University
Shape Your Life Education is a new, open-source, web-based resource where teachers and self-directed learners will find materials focused on gendered violence and trauma-informed physical activity. Lesson modules are based on research from the Shape Your Life (SYL) boxing program... Read More →
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Natalie Welch

The Significance of Giving Back Among Native American Athletes, Linfield College
The Native American athlete remains invisible and hidden amongst the perpetuation of Native American mascots. Society is more likely to think of a Native American as a mascot than an actual person, let alone an athlete (King, 2005). Media coverage of Native American athletes is often... Read More →

Moderators
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Cathy van Ingen

Brock University
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Maura Rosenthal

Teaching for Change: Using online multimedia resources to address gender-based violence, Bridgewater State University
Shape Your Life Education is a new, open-source, web-based resource where teachers and self-directed learners will find materials focused on gendered violence and trauma-informed physical activity. Lesson modules are based on research from the Shape Your Life (SYL) boxing program... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
Tennyson

8:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

NASSS Presidential Address: Dr. Joshua Newman, Professor, Florida State University, USA
Dr. Joshua I. Newman, Professor at Florida State University, will deliver the Presidential Address “Sport Sociology, In Question.”
 Dr. Joshua I. Newman is a Professor of Media, Politics, and Cultural Studies in the Department of Sport Management at Florida State University. Dr. Newman’s research and teaching draw upon critical theory and co-present techniques to interrogate the cultural and political economies of sport and the active body. In addition to having published numerous journal articles and book chapters on issues pertaining to sport and body cultures of the U.S. South, Dr. Newman is the author of two books, Embodying Dixie: Studies in the Body Pedagogics of Southern Whiteness (Common Ground, 2010) and Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation: Consumption and the Cultural Politics of Neoliberalism (with Michael D. Giardina, Palgrave, 2011). His research manuscripts have been featured in The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research, Cultural Studies Critical Methodologies, American Behavioral Scientist, the Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and Sociology of Sport Journal. Dr. Newman has served as a keynote or plenary speaker at the International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry and the Physical Cultural Studies Annual Conference and is an editorial board member of the Sociology of Sport Journal.

Speakers
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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 →


Friday November 2, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
Plaza Ballroom

11:00am PDT

DCCC "Don't Believe the Hype" Value of Diverse Scholarship Think Tank
From the 1988 Public Enemy hit "Don't Believe The Hype", which was created to fight back against negative press about the group. Specifically, Public Enemy's quest to create a platform for empowerment in valuing diverse and inclusive narratives across society. Thus, the DCCC Graduate Research Think Tank, has created a session designed to discuss, encourage, and promote diverse and inclusive scholarship. The DCCC will provide an open opportunity for Graduates to engage with scholars who have established careers in the arena of diverse and inclusive works, who will offer advice and evaluation of Graduate Student research pursuits of diverse and inclusive scholarship.

Speakers
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Akilah Carter-Francique

President Elect, Prairie View A&M University
The Importance of Culture: Understanding Black Female College Athletes’ Health and Well-BeingThe purpose of this conceptual paper is to illuminate how culture affects Black female college athletes’ (BFCA) experiences of well-being. In 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association... Read More →
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J. Kenyatta Cavil

Texas Southern University
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Charles Crowley

Transition 101: Creating a pathway of Black student excellence in sport education, Olivet College
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the transition and acclimation of undergraduate students of color that attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to graduate school in the field of sport. More specifically we will discuss the pedagogical efforts to prepare... Read More →
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Emmett Gill

University of Texas at Austin
Session: LGBTQI and Sporting CultureDisco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park: The Implications for Race, Sexual Orientation and the Future of BaseballDisco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion in July of 1979 at Comiskey Park after the first game of White Sox/Twins... Read More →

Moderators
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Algerian Hart

DCCC Chair, Western Illinois University
A Book of Songs & Sexual Assault at the United States Air Force AcademyCollegiate athletic departments are grappling with sexual assaults as stories of student-athlete’s raping unconscious women, gang rapes, and coaches’ ambivalence towards predator’s flood news cycles.  Sexual... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Georgia A

11:00am PDT

Black Athletes, Rap/Hip-Hop, & Identity Development
The Black Athletes, Rap/Hip-Hop, and Identity Development session is calling all research/papers that examine the interconnectedness between the rap music industry, sports, Black Athletes, and identity development. There is a deep connection historically between the Black community and rap/hip-hop music. Within that relationship is a tight tether to Black athletes. Whether listening to the music for leisure or game time, the references between music and sports are almost inseparable. In the words of Canadian artist Drake in his song, Thank Me Now, "I swear sports and music are so synonymous, Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us." This rings true especially in the social media age, where both professional athletes and musicians are constantly captured together. Thereby, this session serves to unpack the complex relationship, positive/problematic nature of, and influence of rap/hip-hop on the development of various identities of Black athletes at all levels.

Speakers
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Brandon Crooms

University of Texas at Austin
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Dr. Louis Harrison

University of Texas at Austin
Christian Hip-Hop Speaks Out: Intersection of Race, Sport, and ChristianityHistorically, the “Black Church” has been a strong voice for social justice in the United States and a catalyst for social change during the Civil Rights Movement.  Black Christian leaders known for their... Read More →
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Graeme Metcalf

Ryerson University
Basketball, Hip-Hop and Popular CultureThis paper examines the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the relationship between basketball and hip-hop as forming a dominant popular culture in North America. In particular, the NBA is examined as an increasingly globalized social... Read More →
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P. Khalil Saucier

Senior Fellow, Bucknell University
Cycles and Ciphers: Tastes and Aesthetics of Black CyclistsThis paper explores the interstitial space between hip-hop, blackness, and cycling.  It engages with the ways in which black cyclists negotiate their racial identity within a predominately white sport (and field of leisure... Read More →
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Brandon Wallace

Decolonizing the Sneaker: Symbolic Creativity and the Politics of Post-Fordism, University of Maryland
The history of the athletic sneaker is rife with manufactured symbolism (Miner, 2009). In efforts to constitute a consumer market, the sneaker industry has long exemplified post-Fordism’s tendency to mobilize the subjectivities of “Otherness” for commercial purposes. This has... Read More →

Moderators
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Alvin Logan

University of Washington


Friday November 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Seymour

11:00am PDT

Let's Keep It Moving: The Role of Sport & Public Health Practice #1
Sport-health ideologies advance sport participation as a great alternative to traditional exercise in enhancing social, emotional, mental and physical health and well-being. Mentions of sport, however, are largely missing in many countries’ public health agendas. Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move obesity initiative worked with many sport organizations to help kids learn sports and highlight sports’ role in improving health outcomes. Although the Let’s Move campaign is now defunct, conversations about the role of sport in promoting health should not diminish. This session keep the conversation moving by highlighting theoretical and empirical research that critically exams sport-health ideologies, the inclusiveness of sport in public health agendas, organizational or governmental sport-health promotion policies and programs, health and wellness outcomes of competitive and recreational athletes, ways in which sport influences public health perceptions, and research that explores the intersection of sport, music and health.

Speakers
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Trevor Bopp

When Might Socialization Begin? Middle School Students’ Perceptions of Racialized Welcomeness in Sport, University of Florida
Despite the positive health and academic outcomes associated with sport and physical activity for American youth (CDC, 2018), roughly only 1 in 5 (21.6%) youth attain the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity each day (NPAPA, 2018). Even further troubling are the existent... Read More →
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Stephanie Dotto

Trent University
Unfit Subjects: Disability and Control in Ontario's Physical Education CurriculumOntario’s physical education curriculum is a major site of sport-health ideology in Canada, shaping youth’s ideas of exercise and bodies at a particularly vulnerable time in their lives. However... Read More →
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Chris Knoester

Mother-Child Engagement in Sports and Outdoor Activities: Intensive Mothering, Purposive Leisure, and Implications for Health and Relationship Closeness, Ohio State University
Using Fragile Families & Child Well-Being data (N = 3,252) from the U.S., this study examines mother-child interactions in sports and outdoor activities with their nine-year old children, and their association with mothers’ perceptions of the extent to which they think they are... Read More →
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Brian P. McCullough

Seattle University
Caretakers’ Intentions for Health and Well-Being of Intellectually Disabled AthletesIndividuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are at a higher risk of inactivity, unhealthy diets, and poor healthcare.  However, community intervention programs and organizations (e.g., Special... Read More →
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James Tompsett

The Making of a College Athlete: Socioeconomic Advantage and Enduring Assumptions, The Ohio State University
Athletics have long been considered a key outlet for social mobility for lower class individuals and racial-ethnic minorities, with rags-to-riches stories held up as examples of achieving the American dream. The highly measured and results-oriented nature of sport theoretically allows... Read More →
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Galen T. Trail

Seattle University
Caretakers’ Intentions for Health and Well-Being of Intellectually Disabled AthletesIndividuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are at a higher risk of inactivity, unhealthy diets, and poor healthcare.  However, community intervention programs and organizations (e.g., Special... Read More →
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Joshua Vadeboncoeur

Combating Neoliberalism in Narrative Inquiry: Implications for Sport Management Research, University of Florida
Following Cooky’s (2017) call for a public sociology of sport that ensures knowledge to be both accessible and translatable from academe to the public sphere, Stride, Fitzgerald, and Allison (2017) attempted to answer this call through narrative-based research. Stride et al. did... Read More →

Moderators
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Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde

University of Houston


Friday November 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Dover

11:00am PDT

LGBTQI and Sporting Culture
This Open Session will examine the LGBTQI communities and their interaction and experiences with sporting culture. 

Speakers
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Evan Brody

University of Wisconsin at La Crosse
Now That They’re Out: experiences of openly LGBQ players and their teammatesUsing survey methodology we examine the experience of ‘out’ collegiate LGBQ athletes, and those who have played with them, in order to better understand the actualized experience of LGBQ athletes. The... Read More →
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Amy Cox

Troy University
Transgender Student Athletes:  Legal and Social ImpactsThe National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) ranked transgender policies for athletic programs as number seven on the top ten legal issues impacting school athletic programs (Green, 2015).  A transgender... Read More →
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Emmett Gill

University of Texas at Austin
Session: LGBTQI and Sporting CultureDisco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park: The Implications for Race, Sexual Orientation and the Future of BaseballDisco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion in July of 1979 at Comiskey Park after the first game of White Sox/Twins... Read More →
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Edward (Ted) Kian

Oklahoma State University
Meta-Analysis of Media Coverage of Gay Professional Teamsport Athletes Since Jason CollinsIn April 2013, Jason Collins became the first active athlete in one of North America’s “Big 4” men’s professional teamsport leagues to come out as gay. In February 2014, Collins was the... Read More →
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Katrina Pariera

George Washington University
Now That They’re Out: experiences of openly LGBQ players and their teammatesUsing survey methodology we examine the experience of ‘out’ collegiate LGBQ athletes, and those who have played with them, in order to better understand the actualized experience of LGBQ athletes. The... Read More →
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Benjamin Pereira

Florida State University
"We are the warriors who built this town": #VegasStrong, Sport, and the Cultural Politics of Civic IdentityOn October 10, 2017, the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights raised the curtain on their inaugural home opener in the National Hockey League with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona... Read More →
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D. Travers Scott

Clemson University
Now That They’re Out: experiences of openly LGBQ players and their teammatesUsing survey methodology we examine the experience of ‘out’ collegiate LGBQ athletes, and those who have played with them, in order to better understand the actualized experience of LGBQ athletes. The... Read More →
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John Vincent

University of Alabama

Moderators
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Emmett Gill

University of Texas at Austin
Session: LGBTQI and Sporting CultureDisco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park: The Implications for Race, Sexual Orientation and the Future of BaseballDisco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion in July of 1979 at Comiskey Park after the first game of White Sox/Twins... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Cypress

11:00am PDT

Soccer Across the Globe
This Open Session will explore the sport of- and experiences of individuals in soccer around the world.

Speakers
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Xuemei Bi

Beijing Sport University
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Yeaseul Cho

PhD student, University of Alberta
Street Soccer Scotland: Social inclusion through sport-based programsAgainst the backdrop of neoliberalism and the expansion of inequality, there has been a marked growth in the number of sport-for-development non-profit organizations that provide a range of services and programs... Read More →
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Luleiya Huang

Beijing Sport University
Session: Soccer Across the GlobeCompeting Narratives in the Institutional Takeover of Beijing Guoan Soccer Club – Identities and Politics in China’s Soccer MarketizationThe Chinese professional soccer has experienced substantial transformation of marketization in recent years... Read More →
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Felix Tun Han Lo

Simon Fraser University
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Xue Lu

Beijing Sport University
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Anni Pekie

Loughborough University
Forever blowing bubbles? About soccer fans, community and citizenship.A famous English soccer anthem tells the cycle of fans’ hopes, expectations and dreams, which despite fading away are constantly renewed. This paper addresses the question how and why European soccer fans become... Read More →
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Gavin Reed

Street Soccer Scotland: Social inclusion through sport-based programsAgainst the backdrop of neoliberalism and the expansion of inequality, there has been a marked growth in the number of sport-for-development non-profit organizations that provide a range of services and programs... Read More →
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Jay Scherer

University of Alberta
Session: Soccer Across the GlobeStreet Soccer Scotland: Social inclusion through sport-based programsAgainst the backdrop of neoliberalism and the expansion of inequality, there has been a marked growth in the number of sport-for-development non-profit organizations that provide a... Read More →
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Grace Yan

The Political Economy of Air Pollution and NFL Attendance: A Reflection on Corporate Environmentalism, University of South Carolina
Environmental practices have become popular among sport leagues and teams. These practices often promote the knowledge that sustainability is good for both the environment and businesses in a marketplace requiring increasing sensitivity to consumers’ environmental concerns (Poncelet... Read More →

Moderators
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Grace Yan

The Political Economy of Air Pollution and NFL Attendance: A Reflection on Corporate Environmentalism, University of South Carolina
Environmental practices have become popular among sport leagues and teams. These practices often promote the knowledge that sustainability is good for both the environment and businesses in a marketplace requiring increasing sensitivity to consumers’ environmental concerns (Poncelet... Read More →
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Luleiya Huang

Beijing Sport University
Session: Soccer Across the GlobeCompeting Narratives in the Institutional Takeover of Beijing Guoan Soccer Club – Identities and Politics in China’s Soccer MarketizationThe Chinese professional soccer has experienced substantial transformation of marketization in recent years... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Tennyson

11:00am PDT

Sport as Avant Garde #1
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.

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Laurence de Garis

University of Indianapolis
Your Opponent is Your Partner: The Practice and Politics of Pro WrestlingIn his seminal essay about professional wrestling, Roland Barthes asserts that pro wrestling being a "stage-managed sport" ought to mitigate its ignominy. That pro wrestling is "fake" is its defining feature... Read More →
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Brian Petrotta

University of Oklahoma
Beyond Centerfield: Linking rock and roll music and baseball fandom through Optimal Distinctiveness Theory.John Fogarty’s 1985 hit “Centerfield” is perhaps the most recognizable rock and roll song entirely centered on baseball.  However, rock music in general has, and remains... Read More →
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Yang (Sunny) Zhang

Wushu and the Olympic Games, University of Maryland
There are countless Chinese scholars discussing the relationship of wushu, a traditional Chinese physical activity, and the Olympic Games. Many scholars focus on how to change wushu to better comply to the “scientific and objective” (western) standards and rules of Olympic Games... 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 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Stanley

11:00am PDT

Sport, History, & Settler Colonialism
This Open Session will explore the concept of settler colonialism, history, and sport in society.

Speakers
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Judy Davidson

Pillars of the community: Public art and professional sports arenas, University of Alberta
In November, 2016, the “Pillars of the community” public art installation was unveiled at the rear of the new state of the art arena, Roger’s Place, in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, home to the National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers franchise. In distinct juxtaposition... Read More →
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Peter Donnelly

Colonization and Language: The hegemony of English in sport and sport scholarship, University of Toronto
In the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019) it timely to consider the effects of language -- and particularly the hegemony of the English language -- on both sport and scholarship._x000D_ This paper will consider both the loss of language(s), and the homogenizing effects... Read More →
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Rylan Kafara

University of Alberta
Session: Sport, History, & Settler ColonialismPolicing the New Urban Sporting FrontierIn 2016, Rogers Place, a publicly financed $613.7-million arenathe anchor of a broader entertainment districtopened in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, an area of spatially concentrated racialized... Read More →
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Taylor Mckee

Western University
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Victoria Paraschak

‘Doing’ TRC Call to Action #87: ‘Truth’, Public Memory and Decolonization, University of Windsor
Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Final Report Call to Action #87 states: “We call upon all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, sports halls of fame, and other relevant organizations, to provide public education that tells the national story of Aboriginal... Read More →
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Jay Scherer

University of Alberta
Session: Soccer Across the GlobeStreet Soccer Scotland: Social inclusion through sport-based programsAgainst the backdrop of neoliberalism and the expansion of inequality, there has been a marked growth in the number of sport-for-development non-profit organizations that provide a... Read More →
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Heather Sykes

OISE University of Toronto
Re-routing Settler Colonial MovementThe paper illustrates ways I seek to become accountable for, and also delink from, my recreational/sporting settler movements on Turtle Island with my historical colonial-familial subject positioning as Sykes and the 1916 Sykes-Picot mapping of... Read More →

Moderators
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Victoria Paraschak

‘Doing’ TRC Call to Action #87: ‘Truth’, Public Memory and Decolonization, University of Windsor
Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Final Report Call to Action #87 states: “We call upon all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, sports halls of fame, and other relevant organizations, to provide public education that tells the national story of Aboriginal... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Grouse

11:00am PDT

Using Music to Inspire Sport Performance #1
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.

Speakers
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Thomas Cason

A Glimpse Inside?  The Rhetoric of Player-Selected Walk-up MusicWith the advent of the modern baseball stadium and the need for constant fan entertainment pop music replaced the traditional organist at the games.  By 1994, the players began to pick songs they wanted to play as they... Read More →
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Allison Levin

Webster University
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Kat Longshore

Lafayette College
Music as a form of Athlete Identity Expression: A Pilot StudyMusic is a well-known and utilized athletic performance aid, most notably, music is used for arousal control (pump-up or calm-down), mood-regulation, concentration or dissociation, movement coordination, mood-regulation... Read More →
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Barbara Ravel

“Le Moment de Briller”? Examining France’s media coverage of “Les Bleues” and the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, Laurentian University
“Le Moment de Briller” (“Dare to Shine” in English) is the slogan for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 taking place from June 7 to July 7. The competition will feature 24 teams including France’s national team, Les Bleues. This paper proposes to examine the coverage... Read More →
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Erica Tibbetts

Smith College
Session: Using Music to Inspire Sport Performance #1Music as a form of Athlete Identity Expression: A Pilot StudyMusic is a well-known and utilized athletic performance aid, most notably, music is used for arousal control (pump-up or calm-down), mood-regulation, concentration or dissociation... Read More →

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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 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
English Bay

11:00am PDT

Women, Sports Media, & Film
This Open Session will explore the experiences, value, and relationship between women, sports media, and films and film making.

Speakers
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Dunja Antunovic

Assistant Professor, Bradley University
Feminist theory, sports mediaSport films have played a central role in the commemoration of historical events and construction of the past for popular consumption. Except for a few notable examples (e.g., Bend it Like Beckham, Giardina, 2003; ESPN’s Nine for IX series, Heinecken... Read More →
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Cheryl Cooky

Associate Professor, Purdue University
“A Beautiful Triumph”: Feminism in Sport FilmsSport films have played a central role in the commemoration of historical events and construction of the past for popular consumption. Except for a few notable examples (e.g., Bend it Like Beckham, Giardina, 2003; ESPN’s Nine for... Read More →
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Jennifer McClearen

University of Texas at Austin
The Time for Invigorated Feminist Sports Media Scholarship is NowFeminist scholarship on sports media has long examined how women negotiate femininity and athleticism, how they contend with sexism, and how sports media trivializes, objectifies, and underrepresents women athletes... Read More →
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Kate Petty

Durham University
A New Age for Media Coverage of Women’s Sport? An Analysis of English Media Coverage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World CupThis paper examines English print media coverage of the England national women’s soccer (football) team during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. It draws theoretically... Read More →
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Stacey Pope

Male Fans’ Responses to a New Age of Women’s Soccer, Durham University
Numerous studies since the 1980s demonstrate that women’s sport has been marginalized in the media, serving to reinforce notions of sport as a male domain. However, as a result of a number of interconnected developments in women’s sport over the past decade, there has arguably... Read More →

Moderators
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Stacey Pope

Male Fans’ Responses to a New Age of Women’s Soccer, Durham University
Numerous studies since the 1980s demonstrate that women’s sport has been marginalized in the media, serving to reinforce notions of sport as a male domain. However, as a result of a number of interconnected developments in women’s sport over the past decade, there has arguably... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Georgia B

12:15pm PDT

Take a Student to Lunch
The annual tradition encourages faculty and professional members of NASSS to “Take a Student to Lunch” as an opportunity to promote interaction between faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students.

Friday November 2, 2018 12:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
Your Choice

1:00pm PDT

Conference Registration
Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Georgia Foyer

1:30pm PDT

Diversity & Inclusion in Sport Organizations
This Open Session will examine the concepts of diversity and inclusion in sport organizations.

Speakers
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Andrea Bundon

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
As an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, Andrea's research spans the fields of sport sociology and critical disabilities studies. Working from a community-based, participatory research framework, Andrea uses innovative digital qualitative... Read More →
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Caitlin Pentifallo Gadd

Via Sport
Session: Diversity in Sport OrganizationThe influence of provincial governments in Canada on the development of disability sport: the case of British ColumbiaProvincial governments play a pivotal role in setting the agenda for sport in Canada. This paper explores the role of the provincial... Read More →
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Andrew Hammond

Session: Sport for Development, Diplomacy, & PolicySport, Policy, and Innovation: Alternative Approaches in the Practitioner-Researcher SpaceRecent discussions in academic literature have called for sport policy to become more entrepreneurial and innovative (Ratten & Ferreira, 2017... Read More →
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Masako Ichimura

Han-gorin-no-kai, Japan
Networking Dissent Voices: Korea-Japan Civic Alliance for Olympic ResistanceOver the lasNetworking Dissent Voices: Korea-Japan Civic Alliance for Olympic Resistancet few years, Asian civic activists’ alliance has grown through Olympic events. This paper illustrates recent elaboration... Read More →
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Satoko Itani

Kansai University
Networking Dissent Voices: Korea-Japan Civic Alliance for Olympic ResistanceOver the lasNetworking Dissent Voices: Korea-Japan Civic Alliance for Olympic Resistancet few years, Asian civic activists’ alliance has grown through Olympic events. This paper illustrates recent elaboration... Read More →
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Kyoung-yim Kim

Technocratic Politics and Policy Mobility: Environmental Sustainability of Olympic Sledding Track, Boston College
Bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton sledding tracks in winter Olympics have become a competitive arena for sustainable green technology. While Europe dominates track designs and technologies, Japan and South Korea developed green technology and earned international patents in their recent... Read More →
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Annelies Knoppers

Professor, Utrecht University
queering management (of diversity)
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Tim Konoval

University of British Columbia
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Shawna Lawson

viaSport British Columbia
Session: Sport for Development, Diplomacy, & PolicySport, Policy, and Innovation: Alternative Approaches in the Practitioner-Researcher SpaceRecent discussions in academic literature have called for sport policy to become more entrepreneurial and innovative (Ratten & Ferreira, 2017... Read More →
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Kyung Ryeol Lee

Civic Network for Justice in Sport, Korea
Networking Dissent Voices: Korea-Japan Civic Alliance for Olympic ResistanceOver the lasNetworking Dissent Voices: Korea-Japan Civic Alliance for Olympic Resistancet few years, Asian civic activists’ alliance has grown through Olympic events. This paper illustrates recent elaboration... Read More →
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Joseph O'Rourke

Community-Based Participatory Research: Exploring Inclusion in Disability Sport, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia
Many initiatives in Canada aimed at increasing people with disabilities’ (PwD) participation in recreational sport have typically (re)engaged the same 3% rather than engaging new participants (Jaffer & Brazeau, 2012). Accordingly, this presentation will discuss Community-Based Participatory... Read More →
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Ramon Spaaij

Victoria University, Australia
Session: Sport and Domestic Violence: The Truth Behind Closed DoorsCommunity sport as a setting for domestic violence prevention initiativesDomestic violence is a major health, welfare and social issue in Australia. Recent statistics illuminate the extremely high rates of domestic... Read More →
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Naofumi Suzuki

Hitotsubashi University
Playfulness means inclusiveness: a case of Diversity Cup in JapanThis paper explore how social inclusion is fostered by organizing an annual futsal tournament, Diversity Cup, which is designed to accommodate those who have suffered from a range of issues such as homelessness, psychological... Read More →

Moderators
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Annelies Knoppers

Professor, Utrecht University
queering management (of diversity)


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

1:30pm PDT

Keynote: Dr. Damion Thomas, Curator of Sports, National Museum of African American History & Culture - Smithsonian, USA
Dr. Damion Thomas will present "The Role of Sport at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture."
Damion Thomas is the Museum Curator of Sports for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.  He earned a Ph.D. in United States History at UCLA.  Prior to joining the museum, he was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland—College Park and the University of Illinois—Urbana/Champaign, where he taught courses that focused on sports in United States history, sports and U.S. race relations, and sports and black masculinity.  He is the author of Globetrotting: African American Athletes and Cold War Politics.

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

1:30pm PDT

Can't Stop the Music! Social Justice Pedagogies
Like camp and humor, music and art are mechanism of survival and empowerment in LGBTQ and social identity movements.  What is it about music that crosses communities, culture, gender, sexuality and intersecting identities? In this round table session, we invite participants to share ideas, lessons and Social Justice teachable moments using music and visual arts.  Using Open Educational Resources (OER) and shared experience, perhaps we can create and launch a#SocialJusticeSyllabus for the NASSS community.

Speakers
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Maura Rosenthal

Teaching for Change: Using online multimedia resources to address gender-based violence, Bridgewater State University
Shape Your Life Education is a new, open-source, web-based resource where teachers and self-directed learners will find materials focused on gendered violence and trauma-informed physical activity. Lesson modules are based on research from the Shape Your Life (SYL) boxing program... Read More →
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Mark Schuster

Rutgers University

Moderators
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Mark Schuster

Rutgers University


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

1:30pm PDT

Can't Stop . . . Won't Stop . . . Hip Hop Culture & Sport
In 2017, hip-hop music became the most prominent genre in the music industry (Caulfield, 2018). Seemingly to honor this achievement, twelve-time Grammy-award winning rapper Kendrick Lamar was the half-time headliner of the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. While this is a recent example, the links between hip-hop and sport are not new. Numerous connections can be made such as the 1980s partnership between Run-DMC/Adidas or more recently Jordan brand’s endorsement deals with hip hop artists such as Drake and DJ Khaled.  However, minimal scholarly attention has addressed the compelling questions of race, gender, sexuality, social class, and age that such intersections between hip hop culture, entertainment, and sport provoke. Thus, this session seeks contributions that will critically examine the intersection of hip-hop culture and sport, especially as contemporary forms of entertainment and cultural expression that are closely linked with issues of race, gender, sexuality, social class, and age.

Speakers
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Charles Crowley

Transition 101: Creating a pathway of Black student excellence in sport education, Olivet College
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the transition and acclimation of undergraduate students of color that attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to graduate school in the field of sport. More specifically we will discuss the pedagogical efforts to prepare... Read More →
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Richard Davis

Western Illinois University
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Emmett Gill

University of Texas at Austin
Session: LGBTQI and Sporting CultureDisco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park: The Implications for Race, Sexual Orientation and the Future of BaseballDisco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion in July of 1979 at Comiskey Park after the first game of White Sox/Twins... Read More →
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Jaime Gilmore

Western Illinois University
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Algerian Hart

DCCC Chair, Western Illinois University
A Book of Songs & Sexual Assault at the United States Air Force AcademyCollegiate athletic departments are grappling with sexual assaults as stories of student-athlete’s raping unconscious women, gang rapes, and coaches’ ambivalence towards predator’s flood news cycles.  Sexual... Read More →
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Tasha Iglesias

California State University Long Beach
Generation Hip Hop: Breakin', Hip Hop Pedagogy and Cultural WealthDescription of Presentation: Most research on Hip Hop Pedagogy and Education is focused on utilizing rap music as a tool to engage and empower underrepresented students. There is a lack of research on how breakin... Read More →
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Thomas Oates

University of Iowa
The Blackout: Marketing the Politics of Gender, Race, and SpaceIn the past several decades, the “street,” an amorphous locale typically associated with segregated, black neighborhoods, has become the setting for several different kinds of commercialized narratives. In these accounts... Read More →
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Jorion Tucker

The Socioeconomic Impact of Resource Accessibility & Diversity in Adolescent Baseball, Western Illinois University
The purpose of this research is to analyze existing factors that may contribute to the development and pursuit that an adolescent baseball player encounters in order to continue playing at a higher level of competition. This research will explore the socioeconomic influence of urban... Read More →
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A. Lamont Williams

Collegiate Colonization: The (C)overt Racism of NCAA 'Amateurism', Florida State University
For decades, institutions of higher education have actively sought out the best athletic talent in the country to create a ‘winning culture’ at their institutions. Historically speaking, institutions of higher education primarily seek out Black athletes at a higher rate because... Read More →

Moderators
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C. Keith Harrison

University of Central Florida
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Jeff Porter

University of Michigan


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

1:30pm PDT

Economic Sociology in Sport
This session proposes the use of economic sociology in sport. Traditionally, economic sociology attempts to redefine questions addressed by economists in sociological terms. The premise of contemporary economic sociology is resided in the observation that individuals and organizations are bound together and structured through economic relations. To be sure, this framework has been used to examine a wide range of issues including - market disruption, the cultural production of music at sport events, pay discrimination based on race and gender, politics of urban development, etc – which can have important implications in sport. As such, this panel focuses on the theories, methods, and issues that exist in conducting economic sociological studies in sport. In particular, various methods – econometrics, social network analysis, big data analytics – are encouraged to discuss and investigate economic sociology, thus enriching the methodological and theoretical diversity in the realm of sport, culture, music and society.

Speakers
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Velina Brackebusch

St. Mary's College of California
Using Data Visualization in Sport for Social Change Nonprofit ManagementProfessional sports teams and leagues are increasingly relying on big data and consequently adequate data visualization programs and techniques to communicate with upper management and make data driven decisions... Read More →
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Ann Pegoraro

Full Professor, Laurentian University
Social media. Digital world. Gender equity. Digital activism. Digital research methods
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Brian P. Soebbing

University of Alberta
Where Economics and Sociology Collide, Misconduct and the NFLSport presents a good empirical setting to explore larger economic and societal phenomenon (Day, Gordon, & Fink, 2012). One popular area is the area of misconduct, defined as behavior by an entity such as an organization... Read More →
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Nicholas Watanabe

University of South Carolina
A Dialogue Between Economics and Sociology in Sport ResearchCurrent economic sociology focuses on the idea that economic relations are important in bonding together and structuring the relationships between individuals and organizations. However, while such an approach has become... Read More →
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Grace Yan

The Political Economy of Air Pollution and NFL Attendance: A Reflection on Corporate Environmentalism, University of South Carolina
Environmental practices have become popular among sport leagues and teams. These practices often promote the knowledge that sustainability is good for both the environment and businesses in a marketplace requiring increasing sensitivity to consumers’ environmental concerns (Poncelet... Read More →

Moderators
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Ann Pegoraro

Full Professor, Laurentian University
Social media. Digital world. Gender equity. Digital activism. Digital research methods
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Brian P. Soebbing

University of Alberta
Where Economics and Sociology Collide, Misconduct and the NFLSport presents a good empirical setting to explore larger economic and societal phenomenon (Day, Gordon, & Fink, 2012). One popular area is the area of misconduct, defined as behavior by an entity such as an organization... Read More →
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Nicholas Watanabe

University of South Carolina
A Dialogue Between Economics and Sociology in Sport ResearchCurrent economic sociology focuses on the idea that economic relations are important in bonding together and structuring the relationships between individuals and organizations. However, while such an approach has become... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

Post-Qualitative Inquiry in Sport & Physical Culture Research #2
In response to the recent interest in the turn to new materialisms and posthumanism within sport and physical culture research, this session will consider how this turn can inform new ways of collecting and analyzing (qualitative) empirical material that accounts for the material as well the social world. More specifically, papers within this session should focus on post-qualitative inquiry (PQI) that, to quote Giardina (2017), turns "away from 'methodology'" (p. 262) to challenge the ontology and epistemology of humanist research. What does it mean to turn away from methodology? What does research that leans into the "ontological turn" look like? What is the role of theory in PQI? We invite contributions that consider these questions, as well as the role of PQI in theory and in practice within the sociology of sport. We encourage presenters to consider the role of "sensory data" and the emplaced, sensual, entangled, and physical nature of new materialist, posthumanist research.

Speakers
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Julie Brice

University of Waikato
The Fabric of Athleisure: Theorizing and thinking through New MaterialismAthleisure, a style of dress combining athletic and leisurewear, has become a cultural juggernaut in fashion and activewear, developing into an international multi-billion dollar industry (Green, 2017; Hanson... Read More →
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Jacob Bustad

The body, the baby weight, and the wardrobe: Materiality and embodied motherhood, Towson University
Clothing is often perceived as an effort to craft a particular body image and thus an accompanying identity (Guy & Banim, 2000). Previous research has explored the relationship between clothing and perception of body shape changes during pregnancy (Sohn & Bye, 2014), and many women... Read More →
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Katelyn Esmonde

University of Maryland
“The Physicality of Theorizing and the (Running) Body Multiple”In this paper I respond to the recent calls within the sociology of sport and physical cultural studies for a “post-qualitative inquiry” (PQI). I reflect on one potential contribution that PQI can make towards... Read More →
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Allison Jeffrey

University of Waikato
Yoga philosophy and New Materialism as Ontology within a Feminist EthnographyAs a feminist ethnographer investigating lived experience of female Yoga practitioners in New Zealand, I am taking inspiration from new materialism and new empiricisms to explore innovative ways of theorizing... Read More →
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Shannon Jette

Image of Transition: Using embodied pedagogy to facilitate difficult topics, University of Maryland
In this presentation, we share the process of introducing embodied learning techniques (i.e., thinking with and through our bodies) to interrupt the typical focus on linguistic engagement in a Kinesiology undergraduate classroom. Our goal was to decolonize the student learning experience... Read More →
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Oliver J. C. Rick

Springfield College
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Zachary Smith

Taking a knee: Tim Tebow, Colin Kaepernick and a tale of two quarterbacks on their knees., University of Tennessee
This presentation will discuss our original research, which was a critical comparative media analysis of how religiosity is articulated with respect to Kaepernick and Tebow. Our analysis of these findings contributes to the literature in two key ways. First, we hope to complicate... Read More →

Moderators
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Katelyn Esmonde

University of Maryland
“The Physicality of Theorizing and the (Running) Body Multiple”In this paper I respond to the recent calls within the sociology of sport and physical cultural studies for a “post-qualitative inquiry” (PQI). I reflect on one potential contribution that PQI can make towards... Read More →
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Pirkko Markula

Decolonizing Ageing: Reflections on Dance, Health, and Aging Body, University of Alberta
Medical research has demonstrated that older adults typically have reduced muscle mass, less muscle strength and endurance, and aerobic power than young people (e.g., Keogh & Al, 2009). In addition, aging women, particularly, run a risk of osteoporosis characterized by increased bone... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

Sport, Physical Culture, & Labor
This Open Session will explore the relationship between sport labor and physical culture.

Speakers
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Matthew Hawzen

Unintended Consequences: The long residuals of internship programming, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Pre-professional internships have become a compulsory element of undergraduate education in general, and in sport management specifically, over the past 20 years. These often low- or unpaid positions tend to be championed by program developers and internship coordinators as a means... Read More →
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Victor Kidd

Narrative Construction of Athletic Identity Among Black High School Football Players: An Exploration of Pre-Collegiate Exposure to Identity Foreclosure, University of South Carolina
Salient athletic identity, resulting from athletic role engulfment (Adler & Adler, 1991; Goldberg & Chandler, 1995), causes athletes to experience difficulties such as mental health and suicide ideation (Beamon & Bell, 2011). Previous research has included general examinations of... Read More →
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Christopher McLeod

Texas Tech University
The Construction of a New Labor-Capital Relation: Professional Rugby in the United StatesProfessional Rugby Organization (PRO) and Major League Rugby (MLR), the first professional rugby leagues in the United States, were established in 2016 and 2018 respectively. PRO and MLR signal... Read More →
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John Nauright

University of North Texas
The Construction of a New Labor-Capital Relation: Professional Rugby in the United StatesProfessional Rugby Organization (PRO) and Major League Rugby (MLR), the first professional rugby leagues in the United States, were established in 2016 and 2018 respectively. PRO and MLR signal... Read More →
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Calvin Nite

University of North Texas
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Richard Southall

University of South Carolina
Why am I Overseas? Oscillating Migration Experiences of Former U.S. Men’s Collegiate Basketball PlayersPrevious literature examining sport labor migration has explored motivations for professional migration and similarities of black college-athletes and oscillating migrant laborers... Read More →
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Kristopher White

The Dangerous Economic Power Relation Between the NCAA and Student-Athletes: Ethical Issues of Normalized Overconformity, Florida State University
Over the course of the past century, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has cultivated a powerful organization that has become a prevailing source of entertainment in society. The commercialization of collegiate sports has catapulted the “non-profit” organization... Read More →
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Grace Yan

The Political Economy of Air Pollution and NFL Attendance: A Reflection on Corporate Environmentalism, University of South Carolina
Environmental practices have become popular among sport leagues and teams. These practices often promote the knowledge that sustainability is good for both the environment and businesses in a marketplace requiring increasing sensitivity to consumers’ environmental concerns (Poncelet... Read More →

Moderators
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Matthew Hawzen

Unintended Consequences: The long residuals of internship programming, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Pre-professional internships have become a compulsory element of undergraduate education in general, and in sport management specifically, over the past 20 years. These often low- or unpaid positions tend to be championed by program developers and internship coordinators as a means... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

Moderators
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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
Georgia B

1:30pm PDT

The MisEducation of Us: Exploring Relationships, Challenges, & Identity
Twenty years ago, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was released on August 25, 1998. The LP was strategically named after Carter G. Woodson's provoking novel, The Mis-Education of the Negro, which expressed the cultural and educational injustices of African-Americans in the U.S. With song titles such as "Lost Ones," "Ex-Factor," and "Everything is Everything," Lauryn Hill's debut solo album captured the essence of relationships, struggles and the search for identity as a woman of color. Likewise, within sports and athletics, many women of color find themselves navigating the same: relationships (e.g. personal, coach interactions, colleagues, etc.), challenges (e.g. body image, family, opportunities, education, etc.), and discovering their identity (e.g. race, gender, athlete, etc.). Thus, using the album as a soundtrack, this session will focus on the issues surrounding women of color in sport and athletic environments regarding the navigation of relationships, management of challenges, and intersectionality of identity.

Speakers
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Jennifer Fraser

Glenlyon-Norfolk School
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Rhonda C. George

Graduate Student, York University
Ballin’ all the way to university: Black Canadian female athletes navigating social, educational, and athletic spaces to access post-secondary educationScholarly research, which is dominated by the narratives of Black male student-athletes, indicates that Canadian Black students... Read More →
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Jacqueline McDowell

George Mason University
An intersectional exploration of the perceptions of female athletic administrators displaying agentic behaviorsStudies have repeatedly found that when both male and female leaders occupy stereotypical male leadership roles and display traditionally masculine leadership styles (e.g... Read More →
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Jasmine Hamilton, PhD

Assistant Professor, Prairie View A&M University
From the theoretical framework of social identity, this study seeks to examine the influence of academic success, athletic performance, and social interactions upon student-athletes attending HBCUs.
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Tori Thompson

University of Maryland
BMI and Identity: A Preliminary Analysis of Black women, BMI, and Physical ActivityCritics have long argued that the scientific establishment has worked to (re)produce and substantiate racism, with sport and physical activity being just one important site of this scientific marginalization... Read More →

Moderators
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Jasmine Hamilton, PhD

Assistant Professor, Prairie View A&M University
From the theoretical framework of social identity, this study seeks to examine the influence of academic success, athletic performance, and social interactions upon student-athletes attending HBCUs.


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

1:30pm PDT

Transforming Sport by Policy & Athletes
Jazz expresses different emotions, and jazz musicians over the years have let their music tell stories of oppression, freedom, and every emotion possible.  Jazz brought in the rhythms of Africa, long before racial integration in the United States.  Similar to the many forms of jazz, individuals who identify as transgender do not fit one definition, which makes it difficult to create inclusive policies within sport and recreation.  The purpose of this session is to highlight current work that focuses on transgender policy in sport and recreation; and how transgender athletes are the leading advocates for the policy change.

Speakers
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William Bridel

"It's Not That Bad for Gay Guys": Gender, Sexuality, and Figure Skating in Canada, University of Calgary
As part of a two-year qualitative case study exploring LGBTQI2S inclusion in Canadian figure skating, this paper primarily presents findings from semi-structured interviews with athletes, coaches, officials, and administrators who are members of the national figure skating organization... Read More →
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Sara Even

Eastern Michigan University
Transgender High School Athletes: It's Time For ChangeAccording to the transathlete map, there are a handful of states that do not have or have discriminatory policies toward transgender athletes. Most of the United States, however, has a policy that is inclusive or case-by-case... Read More →
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Jennifer Pecoraro

Beyond Locker Rooms: Constraints to Collegiate Recreation Participation for Trans-Identifying Students, University of West Georgia
Trans-identifying students can experience barriers and constraints that complicate and sometimes entirely prevent them from participation in collegiate recreation programs and services (CRS). Research consistently identifies constraining and barring factors that complicate and block... Read More →
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Brenda G. Pitts

Georgia State University
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Brenda A. Riemer

Sexual Harassment in the Sport Workplace: Athletic Trainers and the Link Between Education and Reporting, Eastern Michigan University
Much of the harassment reported by the press/social media about the #Metoo movement focused on women who had privilege in term of race (mostly white), class (upper class) and/or fame (athletes). We heard less about women in the “trenches,” including those who work with sport teams... Read More →
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Sarah Teetzel

University of Manitoba
Learning from Transgender Athletes’ Experiences in Sport and RecreationAthletes who identify as transgender (hereafter trans) continue to face claims of unfair advantages at the high-performance sport level, which many authors have shown stem from gender normativity biases and a... Read More →
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Charlene Weaving

St Francis Xavier University
Learning from Transgender Athletes’ Experiences in Sport and RecreationAthletes who identify as transgender (hereafter trans) continue to face claims of unfair advantages at the high-performance sport level, which many authors have shown stem from gender normativity biases and a... Read More →

Moderators
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Brenda A. Riemer

Sexual Harassment in the Sport Workplace: Athletic Trainers and the Link Between Education and Reporting, Eastern Michigan University
Much of the harassment reported by the press/social media about the #Metoo movement focused on women who had privilege in term of race (mostly white), class (upper class) and/or fame (athletes). We heard less about women in the “trenches,” including those who work with sport teams... Read More →


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

4:30pm PDT

(Re)Building Community through Sport
This Open Session explores building and rebuilding community through sporting events, initiatives, and organizations.

Speakers
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David Andrews

University of Maryland
At Play in the Laboratory: Neoliberal Zeal and the Remaking of New Zealand Sport‘Neoliberalism’ is frequently portrayed as a monolithic project emanating from the ‘ideological heartlands’ of the United States and the United Kingdom. However, while Thatcher, Reagan and their... Read More →
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Liz Delia

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Michael Giardina

Florida State University
"We are the warriors who built this town": #VegasStrong, Sport, and the Cultural Politics of Civic IdentityOn October 10, 2017, the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights raised the curtain on their inaugural home opener in the National Hockey League with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona... Read More →
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Andrew Grainger

Massey University
At Play in the Laboratory: Neoliberal Zeal and the Remaking of New Zealand Sport‘Neoliberalism’ is frequently portrayed as a monolithic project emanating from the ‘ideological heartlands’ of the United States and the United Kingdom. However, while Thatcher, Reagan and their... Read More →
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Benjamin Pereira

Florida State University
"We are the warriors who built this town": #VegasStrong, Sport, and the Cultural Politics of Civic IdentityOn October 10, 2017, the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights raised the curtain on their inaugural home opener in the National Hockey League with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona... Read More →

Moderators
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Michael Giardina

Florida State University
"We are the warriors who built this town": #VegasStrong, Sport, and the Cultural Politics of Civic IdentityOn October 10, 2017, the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights raised the curtain on their inaugural home opener in the National Hockey League with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona... Read More →


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

4:30pm PDT

Digital Audio, Sound, and Physical Culture Research Practice
In this global mobile and digital media sporting moment (Hutchins and Rowe, 2013), digital audio technologies, formats, and platforms remain underutilized tools within sport and physical culture research practices.  From sonic research methods to online distribution mechanisms for sharing research, the possibilities brought by sound and digital audio are extensive.  Sound and digital audio can help researchers expand how audiences engage with their research through intimate and immersive audial experiences of physical culture, and expand interrogations of the sonic dimensions of the somatic. In this session we invite papers engaging with the intersection of digital audio and physical culture from a multitude of viewpoints.  We particularly welcome papers researching sound and digital audio as an object of analysis, as an innovative part of research methods and processes, and as an integral component of research dissemination or promotion.  Participants are encouraged to experiment with digital audio and sound through their presentation.



Speakers
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James Du

Florida State University
Narratives, 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) information infrastructure (Falcous & Jackson, 2008; Rowe... 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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Yang Xu

Doctoral Student, Florida State University
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Hanhan Xue

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 →

Moderators
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Oliver J. C. Rick Longxi Li

Global Sports and Contemporary China: Tennis culture and the formation of identity, Springfield College
Since the end of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China has shifted the center of its policy and investment in sport. The first decade of the 21st century was defined by investment in Olympic sports (Brownell, 2008; Manzenreiter, 2010... Read More →


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

4:30pm PDT

Let's Keep Moving: The role of sport in public health practice #2
Sport-health ideologies advance sport participation as a great alternative to traditional exercise in enhancing social, emotional, mental and physical health and well-being. Mentions of sport, however, are largely missing in many countries’ public health agendas. Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move obesity initiative worked with many sport organizations to help kids learn sports and highlight sports’ role in improving health outcomes. Although the Let’s Move campaign is now defunct, conversations about the role of sport in promoting health should not diminish. This session keep the conversation moving by highlighting theoretical and empirical research that critically exams sport-health ideologies, the inclusiveness of sport in public health agendas, organizational or governmental sport-health promotion policies and programs, health and wellness outcomes of competitive and recreational athletes, ways in which sport influences public health perceptions, and research that explores the intersection of sport, music and health.

Speakers
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Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson

Diversification of U. S. Institutions of Higher Education Through student-athletes from Sub-Saharan Africa: Best Recruitment Practices and Availability of Athletic Scholarships and Funding, University of Georgia
International student migrants have attended U. S. Colleges and universities for several decades. The Kenyan student airlift that commenced in 1960s with collaboration between U. S. stakeholders ¬¬and Kenya government led to the establishment of scholarship opportunities for students... Read More →
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Nancy Lough

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Jesse Mala

Champion Schools
The Relationship of Sport and Physical Activity on Stress Regulation Among Youth in PovertyIndividuals living in poverty are exposed to greater amounts of adversity, resulting in greater levels of circulating stress hormones.  Elevated levels of stress hormones are associated with... Read More →
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Jennifer Pharr

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The contribution of sport to health among US women and men: An analysis of the BRFSSBackground: Little is known about the contribution that sports participation makes to the health of women and men in the United States. The purpose of this study was to examine this contribution by... Read More →
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Katja Sonkeng

University of Georgia
Exploring the Healing Touch of pickup basketball as a self-care method for educators and helping professionals. An ethnographic approach.Whether it is celebrating a basket with high fives, handshakes, or hugging each other after a victory, pickup basketball involves plenty of moments... Read More →

Moderators
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Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde

University of Houston


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

4:30pm PDT

Privilege, Sport, & Community Culture
This Open Session explores show role of privilege in communities affects sport participation.

Speakers
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Eric Stone

“Do-It-Yourself”: Exploring the Entrepreneurial-Self in Sport for Development and Peace, University of Maryland
In light of the ongoing call for more critical sociological approaches to Sport for Development and Peace (SDP), scholars have turned to theories of governmentality that offer alternative perspectives of power and power relations to examine how SDP initiatives facilitate social inclusion... Read More →
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Wai Ian “Vince” Tam

HKS Architects
The making of Gold Jacket CityThe City of Canton faces a similar challenge as every massive stadium in the world. Every year in August, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival weekend draws tens of thousands of visitors to Canton, OH. However, for the rest of the year... Read More →
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Devra Waldman

Aiming for (the) ‘green’: (post)colonial and aesthetic politics and implications of the production of purified environments in the making of a golf-focused community in Gurgaon, India, University of British Columbia
In this paper, I explore the emergence and development of a large-scale gated community built around a golf course in Gurgaon, India – and unpack this community development in the context of colonial productions of tamed nature/landscapes, and contemporary politics of urban beautification... Read More →

Moderators
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Michaela Kaliniak

Olivet College


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

4:30pm PDT

Sport and Family
Sport and music share a quintessential bond with the family. The popularity of sport and diversity of music taste are reflected in popular culture. Sport, music, and popular culture can be intrinsically valued by family members as essential characteristics of family life. Parents often influence the music taste and sport involvement of children. Although music and popular culture can be influential in the lives of family members, sport also can influence family members as spectators, fans, participants, and athletes, and as they build family traditions. Society also can influence how music and sport are interpreted by members of families and society, and this influence is frequently represented in popular culture as stereotypes. For example, popular culture and media outlets can influence how the families of professional athletes are portrayed to the public, and how female partners in these marriages are objectified, trivialized, and stereotyped in superficial and negative images.

Speakers
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Phil Hatlem

“Active Inquiry”: Searching for that Elusive Connection, Saint Leo University
For many students the educational experience can best be described as a “spectator sport” (Tasker 2017). This is due to the traditional lecture format that, despite many research findings showing it to be ineffective for retention, is still used in many sport sociology courses._x000D_... Read More →
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Steven Ortiz

The Sport Marriage: A Career-Dominated Marriage, Oregon State University
Scholarly knowledge about the lived experience of men and women who marry professional athletes is extremely limited. Based on my longitudinal research with wives of professional athletes, I developed a work-family model called the career-dominated marriage and applied it to heteronormative... Read More →
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Deana Simonetto

Wilfride Laurier University
The Public Football Wife: The Performance and Embodiment of Emphasized Femininity in Pro FootballWomen married to professional athletes play a public and symbolic role where others will look to these women for cues about their husband. It is not uncommon these days for television... Read More →

Moderators
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Steven Ortiz

The Sport Marriage: A Career-Dominated Marriage, Oregon State University
Scholarly knowledge about the lived experience of men and women who marry professional athletes is extremely limited. Based on my longitudinal research with wives of professional athletes, I developed a work-family model called the career-dominated marriage and applied it to heteronormative... Read More →


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

4:30pm PDT

Sport as Avant Garde #2
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
Dover

4:30pm PDT

Sport for Development, Diplomacy, & Policy
This Open Session will explore the role of development, diplomacy, and policy within sport organizations and throughout society.

Speakers
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Holly Collison

Loughborough University
Human rights and SDP: expectation of social justice based upon a universal rhetoricThis paper is the product of a detailed sociological investigation of the sport development and peace (SDP) sector that encompassed ethnographic data collections in five nations (Jamaica, Kosova, Rwanda... Read More →
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Simon Darnell

A Researcher from the Start: The limits of participatory methods, University of Toronto
This presentation offers some critical self-reflections gleaned from a participatory study with youth in Toronto. The study, funded by the Ontario government, explored the ways in which young people living in Toronto make sense of sport, and whether/how sport connects to their everyday... Read More →
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Caitlin Pentifallo Gadd

viaSport British Columbia
Session: Sport for Development, Diplomacy, & PolicySport, Policy, and Innovation: Alternative Approaches in the Practitioner-Researcher SpaceRecent discussions in academic literature have called for sport policy to become more entrepreneurial and innovative (Ratten & Ferreira, 2017... Read More →
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Richard Giulianotti

Loughborough University
Session: Sport for Development, Diplomacy, & PolicyHuman rights and SDP: expectation of social justice based upon a universal rhetoricThis paper is the product of a detailed sociological investigation of the sport development and peace (SDP) sector that encompassed ethnographic data... Read More →
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Andrew Hammond

Session: Sport for Development, Diplomacy, & PolicySport, Policy, and Innovation: Alternative Approaches in the Practitioner-Researcher SpaceRecent discussions in academic literature have called for sport policy to become more entrepreneurial and innovative (Ratten & Ferreira, 2017... Read More →
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P. David Howe

Professor, Loughborough University
David is a Full Professor at Loughborough University in the UK. His research interests are broadly focused on culture and policy as they relate to sport and physical activity. The main aim of David’s research is to use ethnographic methods to ‘get under the skin’ of sport and... Read More →
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Shawna Lawson

viaSport British Columbia
Session: Sport for Development, Diplomacy, & PolicySport, Policy, and Innovation: Alternative Approaches in the Practitioner-Researcher SpaceRecent discussions in academic literature have called for sport policy to become more entrepreneurial and innovative (Ratten & Ferreira, 2017... Read More →
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Mark Norman

McMaster University
Implications of Public-Prisoner Encounters through Sport: Spaces, Identities and DiscoursesPrisons are often thought to be characterized by an inside/outside dichotomy that makes them impermeable to external engagement and influence. However, recent developments in social geography... Read More →

Moderators
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Mark Norman

McMaster University


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

4:30pm PDT

Sport Services: Volunteers, Employees, & Development
This Open Session examines sport services in sport organizations and the experiences of volunteers employees to aid in sport development. 

Speakers
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Kyung Su Jung

Session: Sport Services: Volunteers, Employees, & DevelopmentFostering knowledge economy and human capital through vocational development of retired athletes in South KoreaThis study used the concepts of knowledge economy and human capital to examine core vocational development programs... Read More →
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Jiho Kim

Wingate University
Session: Sport Services: Volunteers, Employees, & DevelopmentFostering knowledge economy and human capital through vocational development of retired athletes in South KoreaThis study used the concepts of knowledge economy and human capital to examine core vocational development programs... Read More →
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Benjamin Nam

Ph.D. Student, TA and Liaison for the KSPO Global Leadership Program, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Benjamin H. Nam is currently working on his Ph.D. degree in he Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is majoring in Higher Education Administration, and pursuing specializations in Cultural Studies in Education and Sport... Read More →
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Sangback Nam

Hanyang University
Session: Sport Services: Volunteers, Employees, & DevelopmentFostering knowledge economy and human capital through vocational development of retired athletes in South KoreaThis study used the concepts of knowledge economy and human capital to examine core vocational development programs... Read More →
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Yong Ho Shin

Session: Sport Services: Volunteers, Employees, & DevelopmentFostering knowledge economy and human capital through vocational development of retired athletes in South KoreaThis study used the concepts of knowledge economy and human capital to examine core vocational development programs... Read More →


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

4:30pm PDT

Using Music to Inspire Sport Performance #2
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.

Speakers
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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 →
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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 →
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KRISTAL MCGREGGOR

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 →
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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 →

Moderators
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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
English Bay

5:45pm PDT

NASSS Business Meeting
Please join us for the NASSS Business Meeting. This will be an opportunity to learn about the issues and concerns that NASSS has addressed for the past year and to learn about upcoming initiatives for the 2018-2019 year. In addition, this will be an opportunity to celebrate students, faculty, and staff with the presentation of awards and acknowledgments.

Friday November 2, 2018 5:45pm - 6:00pm PDT
Plaza Ballroom

7:00pm PDT

NASSS Presidential Reception
Please join us for socializing, light appetizers, and a "cash" bar as we celebrate with the NASSS President on the 34th Floor of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.

Friday November 2, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
34th Floor
 
Saturday, November 3
 

7:00am PDT

NASSS Executive Board Meeting & Breakfast
Saturday November 3, 2018 7:00am - 10:00am PDT
Turner

8:00am PDT

Alternative Conceptual Approaches to Sport for Development Research #1
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
Seymour

8:00am PDT

Populism & the Leisure Spectacle: Performing Power & Identity: Ideology, Discourse, Theory
For this proposed session, we seek contributions that address the political populism associated with sporting mega-events and popular musical spectacles. Common questions might include the following. Where and how does populist discourse feature in such events? What key political figures drive political ambitions through populist discourse in relation to sporting mega-events? How do popular cultural celebrities challenge or contest political orthodoxies? Within the leadership of a sporting mega-event, what key figures contribute to the populist discourses of a host country? How have formal political leaders and figures related to the popular music spectacle? Overall, then, how might the spectacles of sporting and musical mega-events be better understood by drawing upon theories of populism and their application to a comparative range of national and supra-national case studies? Contributions are invited from interdisciplinary fields as well as from sociology, in a range of forms from focused case-studies to theoretical reviews or critiques.

Speakers
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Jacob Bustad

The body, the baby weight, and the wardrobe: Materiality and embodied motherhood, Towson University
Clothing is often perceived as an effort to craft a particular body image and thus an accompanying identity (Guy & Banim, 2000). Previous research has explored the relationship between clothing and perception of body shape changes during pregnancy (Sohn & Bye, 2014), and many women... Read More →
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Bryan Clift

University of Bath
Lula’s Populist Wake: Sporting Mega-Events and Leftist Populism in BrazilThe 2014 World Cup in Brazil and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were part and parcel of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s (popularly referred to as Lula) populist swell with the Partido... Read More →
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Jeff Graham

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Research examining work and family consistently indicates that work-family conflict results in negative outcomes for individuals, families, and the organizations they work for (Byron, 2005). Research also indicates that support from the workplace can mitigate the frequency and strength... Read More →
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Seungmo Kim

Hong Kong Baptist University
Nationalism, Internationalism, U.S. Soccer Fandom, and the 2018 World CupFor the first time since 1986, the U.S. men’s national soccer team failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup. Thus, the 2018 tournament provided a unique opportunity to explore the intricacies of fandom in an... Read More →
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Renata Maria Toledo

Universidade Estadual de Maringa, Brazil
SPORT, MUSIC AND POPULISM IN BRAZILWhen Brazilian delegation marched in the Maracanã Stadium, closing the Parade of Nations within the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympics, we could hear "Aquarela do Brasil" played in the background. Extoling the greatness of the country, this song... Read More →
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Sam Winemiller

Recruiting Writers’ Perceptions of Ethical Responsibilities, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
A substantial media industry has developed that focuses on covering high school student-athletes as they are recruited to play college sports. Online media outlets, such as Rivals and 247Sports, dedicate considerable resources to analyzing young athletes’ decision-making processes... Read More →

Moderators
BC

Bryan Clift

University of Bath
Lula’s Populist Wake: Sporting Mega-Events and Leftist Populism in BrazilThe 2014 World Cup in Brazil and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were part and parcel of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s (popularly referred to as Lula) populist swell with the Partido... Read More →


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

8:00am PDT

Sociology of Sports Coaching #1
NASSS and sports scholars more broadly continue to investigate and critique sport coaching, coach-athlete relations, and best coaching practices.  Increasingly these critiques emphasize how coaching operates within social contexts. This session welcomes papers that explore all aspects of the sociology of sport coaching from any methodological or theoretical perspective.  Especially those examining power relations, knowledge development, roles, and how race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and other aspects of identity operate within these topics.  Paper focusing on the conference theme (Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, and Culture) and sports coaching are welcome.

Speakers
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Anna Baeth

The Creator’s Game(s): Sportification and Swagger in Native and Modern Boys Lacrosse, University of Minnesota
Within the first nations, lacrosse is known as the Creators Game, having historic ties with settling disputes, spiritual and physical healing, connecting communities, and manhood. In stark contrast, the modern version of lacrosse, the ways it is played and has been institutionalized... Read More →
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Guillaume Latour

Université du Québec à Montréal
Coaches Implementing Gendered Styles of Play in Tennis: A Look at ForehandTennis is identified as a gender neutral sport in the literature (Greer and Hardin, 2010; Weber and Carini 2013) but at the same time research highlights the existence of a masculine way and a feminine way of... Read More →
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Nicole LaVoi

University of Minnesota
Changing the Sport Soundtrack for Women CoachesWomen sport coaches are continually blamed for the lack of women coaches (LaVoi, 2016). These narratives, in part, dictate and comprise the “sport soundtrack” for women and in turn create a (false) reality that disadvantages women... Read More →
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Megan Parietti

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Session: The Lived Experience of College AthletesA preliminary examination of stereotype threat in student-athletes: College student perspectives of student-athletes in the classroomStudent-athletes face unique challenges when it comes to being successful in the classroom (Simons... Read More →
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Nick Stoyan

Niagara University

Moderators
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Samuel T. Twito

The University of Texas at Austin
Turning Up the Volume: Strength Coaches’ Weight Room Music SelectionA silent gym or weight room is an uncommon and, more-often, uncomfortable setting. Hearing only the clink of weights, whirring of machines, heavy breathing, and grunts from lifters is absent in all but the most... Read More →


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

8:00am PDT

Songs of Liberation: Methods of Resistance in Sporting Spaces #1
Speakers
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Charles D.T. Macaulay

Graduate Assistant, University of Connecticut
There has been a great deal of academic research and journalistic attention paid to the experience of college athletics. However, much of this work has focused on the experience of student-athletes participating in the profit-generating sports, men’s football and men’s basketball... Read More →
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Richard Pringle

Monash University
Singing the blues: Are we making a difference?Over the last three decades there has been tremendous growth in critical research concerned with sporting issues, health and physical education. Despite this growth, many of the prime socio-cultural issues that were critically examined... Read More →
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John N. Singer

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of Liberation: Methods of Resistance in Sporting Spaces #1Last Chance U: Exploring College Football Experiences and Media Narratives through Video ElicitationIn 2016 Netflix released an original documentary series, Last Chance U, focused on the East Mississippi State... Read More →
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Theresa Walton-Fisette

Professor, Kent State University
President of NASSS Program Committee ChairLast Chance U: Exploring College Football Experiences and Media Narratives through Video ElicitationIn 2016 Netflix released an original documentary series, Last Chance U, focused on the East Mississippi State Community College (EMCC) football... Read More →
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Kristopher White

Kent State University

Moderators
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Anthony J. Weems

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of liberation: Methods of resistance in sporting spaces #2Sport Management: Courage to Grow Through Songs of LiberationIn an article entitled “Sport without management” in the Journal of Sport Management, Newman (2014) problematized how the field of sport management... Read More →
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John N. Singer

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of Liberation: Methods of Resistance in Sporting Spaces #1Last Chance U: Exploring College Football Experiences and Media Narratives through Video ElicitationIn 2016 Netflix released an original documentary series, Last Chance U, focused on the East Mississippi State... Read More →
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Kristi F. Oshiro

Texas A&M University


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

8:00am PDT

Sport & Values-Based Education: From Theory to Practice (And Back Again) #1
This paper presentation session will explore the role of sport and related practices as platforms for values-based education. We invite papers which examine specific case studies, detail pedagogical approaches used in the field, and/or discuss the results of research evaluating such efforts. The session will particularly highlight the relationship between (embodied) sporting practice, social relations, pedagogical strategies, and the construction and transmission of socially desirable, ethical values. Papers which highlight the use of music as part of such efforts, and/or interrelations between these factors and aspects of music culture, will be particularly welcomed in light of the overall conference theme. The session will also discuss the utility of various critical, intellectual frameworks which may be used to locate such programs at the intersection of theory and practice, advocating a ‘critical interventionist’ approach to exploring the role that sociologically-informed, sport-based education programs can play in various social contexts.

Speakers
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Andrew Meyer

Associate Professor in Sport Foundations, Baylor University
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Warren Smart

University of Brighton
Delivery of values-based education through the Football4Peace methodology in multiple contexts.The Football 4 Peace (F4P) programme utilises a values-based pedagogical model, developed by academics at the University of Brighton, to promote emotional wellbeing, personal development... Read More →
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Graham Spacey

University of Johannesburg
Values Based Physical Education and National Development Goals in the South African Public School SystemThe first South African full democratic elections in 1994 saw the African National Congress (ANC) come into power with a focus on addressing historical inequalities.  Whilst almost... Read More →

Moderators
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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 →


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

8:00am PDT

Teaching the Sociology of Sport: Ideas, Issues, & Innovations #3
The scholarship of teaching and learning is an important part of any academic conference. This session invites participants to share their practical strategies and/or concerns for effective teaching and learning in the sociology of sport. In keeping with the conference theme, we hope that at least some of the presentations will focus on how music can be incorporated into pedagogical strategies.

Speakers
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Alexandra Fairchild

Teaching Sport Sociology via the Blended Delivery Mode (Observations and Reflections), Cardinal Stritch University
This presentation will offer observations and reflections about effective teaching and learning in the sociology of sport based on the experience of moving our graduate level sport sociology class from in person to blended delivery mode as part of our entire sport management graduate... Read More →
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Jeff Graham

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Research examining work and family consistently indicates that work-family conflict results in negative outcomes for individuals, families, and the organizations they work for (Byron, 2005). Research also indicates that support from the workplace can mitigate the frequency and strength... Read More →
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Andrew Guest

University of Portland
 World Cup Teaching: Making Mega-Events Sociological Learning OpportunitiesThis presentation will offer ideas and experiences related to teaching undergraduate classes timed to coordinate with the men’s FIFA World Cup. Classes using global soccer as an entrée to academic topics... Read More →
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Scott Waltemyer

Texas A&M University
Interculturality through Experiential Learning: The Role of Food, Music, and SportOne of the challenges in higher education is how best to engage and encourage students to learn (Schaller, 2018), and as educators are always looking for the new ways to foster student learning.  One... Read More →

Moderators
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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 →


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

8:00am PDT

The Olympic Movement: Examining Race, Gender, & Politics in the Winter Games
This Open Session focuses on the race, gender, and politics in the Olympic Sport Games and its traditional sporting events.

Speakers
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Caitlin Clarke

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
Session: Sport, Society, and TechnologyExercise Science Depression Studies: An Alternative FrameworkThis paper is an excerpt from my dissertation, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to exercise science research on depression. I analyzed 13 meta-analyses and systematic reviews... Read More →
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Hyejin Jo

Simon Fraser University
A Critical Analysis of a Documentary Film of South Korean Speed Skating Mass Start Men in Pyeongchang Winter OlympicsThis paper will critically interpret the storytelling of a short documentary film, also called a "mini-docu," that deals with some of sports teams that have had remarkable... Read More →
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Doo Jae Park

Global Cultural Identity: The Case of NHL Global Series, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This paper aims to understand the multi-layered aspects of globalization by examining global cultural identity, mainly focusing on the case of the National Hockey League (NHL) Global Series. In efforts to expand the league globally, the NHL has held the Global Series since 2007. The... Read More →
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Na Ri Shin

Dismantling the Olympic management structure: The value of Andre Gunder Frank's dependency model, Texas Tech University
This study seeks to unravel the management structure of sport mega-events with the dependency model suggested by Andre Gunder Frank, as well as Immanuel Wallerstein’s world-systems theory, using the case of Daegwallyeong-myeon in PyeongChang, South Korea, host community of the 2018... 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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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 →


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

8:00am PDT

The Sound of Difference in Outdoor Culture
Outdoor culture has a dubious history as an exclusively upper class, white, male, able-bodied domain. From the racist history of national parks to sexual assault to body shaming, the outdoors offers us a multitude of soundtracks that are rarely recognized as part of outdoor culture. This session seeks to explore the soundtracks that accompany marginalized experiences in nature. “Soundtracks” could be interpreted as inner dialogue, experiential interactions, or any other interpretation of how difference is marked acoustically, sonically, or linguistically in the outdoors.

Speakers
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Mandi Baker

Torrens University
All that noise: Non-discursive practices of summer camp counsellor experiencesThe whole site was filled with sound. Birds and insects? Yes, but the air was perforated with children laughing and yelling and having a great time. You could be noisy at camp. In fact, being noisy made... Read More →
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Jason Laurendeau

“Do White People Dominate the Outdoors?”: MEC and “Diversity work”, University of Lethbridge
The Canadian outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Co-operative (MEC) has been capitalizing on adventures and the outdoors since 1971. Through advertisements, social media, and ambassadors, the company produces a specific “brand” that extends beyond material goods to valorize a... Read More →
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Diandra Oliver

Simon Fraser University
Can you hear what I hear?: Sounds of Gatekeeping In Outdoor CultureThe outdoor cultures of the global north have long relied on their history of acknowledging straight white men as the only people capable of being active outdoors. The primary position of the universal, white male... Read More →
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Faye Wachs

Cal Poly Poloma
Otherness and Anxiety:  The Inner Dialogue of a Newly Stigmatized OtherWhat does it mean to transition abruptly from a "normal" social appearance and ability to communicate, to suddenly being marked as other while facing communicative challenges?  This paper uses qualitative interviews... Read More →
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Jennifer Wigglesworth

Queen's University
Can you hear what I hear?: Sounds of Gatekeeping In Outdoor CultureThe outdoor cultures of the global north have long relied on their history of acknowledging straight white men as the only people capable of being active outdoors. The primary position of the universal, white male... Read More →

Moderators
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Courtney Szto

Queen's University


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

8:00am PDT

?Y Nosotros que? Latin American Culture, Identity, and Sports
Much of the research on race and ethnicity within the sports studies field has been fixated on the black and white racial binary.  In this session, partially entitled ¿Y Nosotros Que? (What about us?), the spotlight is shifted to draw attention to the experiences, challenges and issues of the Latinx diaspora represented in both American and International sporting cultures.  Music and Sport are but two cultural phenomenons within Latin American culture which historically have been used to challenge the political, economic, and social landscapes facing Latinx communities.

Speakers
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A. Jaime Morales, Jr.

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Walkup Songs as Sonic Identity Expression of Latinx MLB PlayersMusic and sport both provide opportunity for creativity and identity formation, and are common mediums through which cultural identity is defined. They are vehicles through which to perform identity and provide preordained... Read More →
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Jen McGovern

Gender Differences in a Youth Physical Activity Intervention, Monmouth University
Gender differences in youth sport participation are much larger among children from low-income families and among ethnoracial minorities. In these communities, girls are also less likely than boys are to be physically active. These disparities contribute to the physical and mental... Read More →
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Zachary Smith

Taking a knee: Tim Tebow, Colin Kaepernick and a tale of two quarterbacks on their knees., University of Tennessee
This presentation will discuss our original research, which was a critical comparative media analysis of how religiosity is articulated with respect to Kaepernick and Tebow. Our analysis of these findings contributes to the literature in two key ways. First, we hope to complicate... Read More →
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Jane Stangl

Smith College
Intersecciones de deporte y música en la isla de encanto:  "How do you solve a problem like Maria?"On Independence Day of 2018, Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer from Humacao, PR provided a quick rendition of “Everything Free in America” during a performance... Read More →
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Javier Wallace

“I’m a double nigger”: Locating Blackness in the Latinx Athlete, University of Texas
Roberto Clemente stated: “I’m a double nigger. I’m a nigger because I’m black and a nigger because I’m Puerto Rican.” It is clear that blackness held social weight in Clemente’s life. To claim that the Latinx athlete does not fit within the black-white binary is ahistorical... Read More →
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Sam Winemiller

Recruiting Writers’ Perceptions of Ethical Responsibilities, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
A substantial media industry has developed that focuses on covering high school student-athletes as they are recruited to play college sports. Online media outlets, such as Rivals and 247Sports, dedicate considerable resources to analyzing young athletes’ decision-making processes... Read More →

Moderators
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A. Jaime Morales, Jr.

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Walkup Songs as Sonic Identity Expression of Latinx MLB PlayersMusic and sport both provide opportunity for creativity and identity formation, and are common mediums through which cultural identity is defined. They are vehicles through which to perform identity and provide preordained... Read More →
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Jen McGovern

Gender Differences in a Youth Physical Activity Intervention, Monmouth University
Gender differences in youth sport participation are much larger among children from low-income families and among ethnoracial minorities. In these communities, girls are also less likely than boys are to be physically active. These disparities contribute to the physical and mental... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am PDT
Grouse

9:30am PDT

Keynote: Dr. David J. Leonard, Washington State University, Pullman
Dr. David J. Leonard is Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies at Washington State University, Pullman. He will deliver, ““You’ve been on my mind like Kaepernick kneelin”: Hip-Hop, Heritage, and Hope in the Revolt of the Black Athlete."

Saturday November 3, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
Plaza Ballroom

11:00am PDT

Unpleasant melodies: Young sport sociologists, mental health and White institutional presence
McDonald (2005) considered whiteness not as a stable, predictable project, or stagnant identity, but “a fluid set of practices” that simultaneously produce identifications with and are imperfectly reiterated by bodies, especially ‘white’ bodies, with important consequences in regard to life, opportunity, and psychic security” (p. 250). Even though overt individual racial prejudice declines, higher education remains as a setting where structural racist patterns and procedures persist (Guess, 2006). Gusa (2010) used “White Institutional Presence” to describe the practices, traditions, and perceptions of knowledge that are taken for granted as the norm at institutions of higher education. Working in this type of unfriendly, sometime hostile environment put extra stress on people from minority backgrounds (Ahmed, 2017). Moreover, (graduate) students and young scholars in sport sociology may face even more stress considering that their praxis often pose challenges to white institutional presence. Therefore, this panel discussion will focus on the following questions:
How should young scholars/students in their respective institutions cope with whiteness? What are the strategies available for us to take care of mental health?

Speakers
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Alaina Di Giorgio

Elms College
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Billy Hawkins

Professor, University of Houston
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Judy Liao

University of Alberta
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Parissa Safai, PhD

Associate Professor, York University
Parissa Safai is an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science in the Faculty of Health at York University. Her research interests focus on the critical study of sport at the intersection of risk, health and healthcare including the social determinants of... Read More →
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Paul Whitinui

Associate Professor, The University of Victoria, BC
Dr. Paul Whitinui is an Indigenous Māori scholar from theConfederation of Tribes in the Far North of Aotearoa New Zealand (NgāPuhi, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Kurī) on his Dad’s side, and a third generation New Zealand Pākehā(French, Irish, Welsh and English) on his Mum’s side... Read More →

Moderators
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Chen Chen

“Decolonize” ain’t masturbation: It demands ACTION BEYOND RESEARCH, University of Alberta
What is the role of sport sociologists, often housed in institutions that are founded upon land dispossession and Indigenous genocide, in addressing the violence and harm caused by settler colonialism? Can we simply “decolonize” our research without personally embodying anti-colonial... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Georgia A

11:00am PDT

Globalized NFL: Boundaries, Flows, Politics #1
Sport has proven an increasingly important domain to examine the ever-evolving boundaries, flows, and politics of globalization (Miller et. al, 2001; Giulianotti & Robertson 2007; Joo 2012). The session opens a conversation about the globalization of the NFL. We are interested in critically examining the cultural, gendered, racial, and economic politics of a “Globalized NFL”. From its 1990s American Bowl series to its 2005-2016 re-imagination as NFL International, to the ongoing targeting of NFL London and NFL Mexico branded games, Globalized NFL proves formidable in the latest phase of globalization and sports. We seek contributors interested in examining histories, implications, flows, and politics of Globalized NFL from an array of theoretical orientations and intersectional lenses. Contributors are welcomed to draw from this year’s conference theme, “Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, and Culture” as it may pertain to Globalized NFL. Essays may be included in a potential book and/or special issue.

Speakers
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Kyle Kusz

University of Rhode Island
Notes on the NFL, Tom Brady, and Trump’s brand of white nationalismIn this paper, I explore how President Trump uses the NFL to express and normalize his brand of white nationalism with its emphasis on containing and disciplining black citizenship and re-naturalizing white male... Read More →
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Adam E. Rugg

Fairfield University
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John N. Singer

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of Liberation: Methods of Resistance in Sporting Spaces #1Last Chance U: Exploring College Football Experiences and Media Narratives through Video ElicitationIn 2016 Netflix released an original documentary series, Last Chance U, focused on the East Mississippi State... Read More →
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John Valentine

MacEwan University
The NFL’s invasion of Canada: Growth and Resistance.From the first cross-border game in 1874, American football has rarely been hampered by the 49th parallel.  Consequently, Canada was the obvious first national boundary to be breeched when the NFL’s international growth started... Read More →
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Anthony J. Weems

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of liberation: Methods of resistance in sporting spaces #2Sport Management: Courage to Grow Through Songs of LiberationIn an article entitled “Sport without management” in the Journal of Sport Management, Newman (2014) problematized how the field of sport management... Read More →

Moderators
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C. Richard King

Columbia College Chicago
Intercepting the Game: Representing the NFL in AustriaAs football travels, its changes. While the rules and play of the game remain largely same, it takes on new meanings, often expressed in imaginative and unexpected ways. This is very much the case in Austria, where American football... Read More →
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Jorge Moraga

California State University at Bakersfield


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
English Bay

11:00am PDT

Populism & the Leisure Spectacle: Performing Power & Identity: Trump Times
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Adam Beissel

United as One: FIFA, Soft Power, and the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup United Bid., Miami University (OH)
The hosting rights for the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup were awarded to a joint bid of the United States (US), Mexico, and Canada. The North American effort, known colloquially as the United Bid, marks the first time hosting rights were decided by FIFA’s full membership after a series... Read More →
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Jules Boykoff

Pacific University
A Tale of Two Twitterstorms: The NFL, Donald Trump, and Digital PopulismIn September 2017 US President Trump attacked NFL players who were protesting police violence and institutional racism. At a political rally in Alabama, Trump tapped into the populism that stokes his electoral... Read More →
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Ben Carrington

University of Southern California
Authoritarian Populism and Sport: Race and Nationalism in the Trump eraIn this talk I use Stuart Hall’s concept of “authoritarian populism” to explain the rise and electoral success of Donald J. Trump. I show how sports, and particularly his attacks on black athletes, have become... 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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Nicholas Watanabe

University of South Carolina
A Dialogue Between Economics and Sociology in Sport ResearchCurrent economic sociology focuses on the idea that economic relations are important in bonding together and structuring the relationships between individuals and organizations. However, while such an approach has become... Read More →
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Hanhan Xue

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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Grace Yan

The Political Economy of Air Pollution and NFL Attendance: A Reflection on Corporate Environmentalism, University of South Carolina
Environmental practices have become popular among sport leagues and teams. These practices often promote the knowledge that sustainability is good for both the environment and businesses in a marketplace requiring increasing sensitivity to consumers’ environmental concerns (Poncelet... Read More →

Moderators
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Alan Tomlinson

University of Brighton UK
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Bryan Clift

University of Bath
Lula’s Populist Wake: Sporting Mega-Events and Leftist Populism in BrazilThe 2014 World Cup in Brazil and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were part and parcel of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s (popularly referred to as Lula) populist swell with the Partido... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Cypress

11:00am PDT

Sociology of Sports Coaching #2
NASSS and sports scholars more broadly continue to investigate and critique sport coaching, coach-athlete relations, and best coaching practices.  Increasingly these critiques emphasize how coaching operates within social contexts. This session welcomes papers that explore all aspects of the sociology of sport coaching from any methodological or theoretical perspective.  Especially those examining power relations, knowledge development, roles, and how race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and other aspects of identity operate within these topics.  Paper focusing on the conference theme (Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, and Culture) and sports coaching are welcome.

Speakers
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Trevor Bopp

When Might Socialization Begin? Middle School Students’ Perceptions of Racialized Welcomeness in Sport, University of Florida
Despite the positive health and academic outcomes associated with sport and physical activity for American youth (CDC, 2018), roughly only 1 in 5 (21.6%) youth attain the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity each day (NPAPA, 2018). Even further troubling are the existent... Read More →
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Montserrat Martín Horcajo

University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia
Coaching ethics – acquiring knowledge on preventing sexual violence in sportThis paper delves into the work of genealogy of ethics in which Foucault (1997) explains the key differences between moral as a code of prescriptive values and rules of action and ethics as the manner in... Read More →
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Jonathan Howe

#ReclaimingOurTime: Counternarratives of Black Collegiate Football Coaches, The Ohio State University
As Black student-athlete representation continues to rise in revenue-generating sports, Black coaching representation lacks similar progress. Dominant, historical narratives surrounding Black individuals and sport participation rooted in racism maintain this imbalance in power. These... Read More →
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Emily McCullogh

(Re)imagining the orientation of sport organizations: The caring capacities of institutions and implications for coaches, York University
There is a rich body of literature linking care and caring to the well-being and development of athletes in sport (Cronin & Armour, 2019; Cronin et al., 2019; Fisher et al., 2017a; Fisher et al., 2017b; Gearity, 2012; Jones, 2009; Knust & Fisher, 2015). In particular, the coach-athlete... Read More →
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Latrice S. Sales

The University of Texas at Austin
Turning Up the Volume: Strength Coaches’ Weight Room Music SelectionA silent gym or weight room is an uncommon and, more-often, uncomfortable setting. Hearing only the clink of weights, whirring of machines, heavy breathing, and grunts from lifters is absent in all but the most... Read More →
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Robert Turick

College Football Coaches’ Perceptions of Racial Tasking in their Profession, Ball State University
The purpose of this study was to determine if racial tasking exists in the college football coaching profession. Bopp, Vadeboncoeur, and Turick (2019) noted that the significance of racial tasking to sport management lies in its utility to expose new manifestations of discrimination... Read More →
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Samuel T. Twito

The University of Texas at Austin
Turning Up the Volume: Strength Coaches’ Weight Room Music SelectionA silent gym or weight room is an uncommon and, more-often, uncomfortable setting. Hearing only the clink of weights, whirring of machines, heavy breathing, and grunts from lifters is absent in all but the most... Read More →
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Joshua Vadeboncoeur

Combating Neoliberalism in Narrative Inquiry: Implications for Sport Management Research, University of Florida
Following Cooky’s (2017) call for a public sociology of sport that ensures knowledge to be both accessible and translatable from academe to the public sphere, Stride, Fitzgerald, and Allison (2017) attempted to answer this call through narrative-based research. Stride et al. did... Read More →

Moderators
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Samuel T. Twito

The University of Texas at Austin
Turning Up the Volume: Strength Coaches’ Weight Room Music SelectionA silent gym or weight room is an uncommon and, more-often, uncomfortable setting. Hearing only the clink of weights, whirring of machines, heavy breathing, and grunts from lifters is absent in all but the most... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Stanley

11:00am PDT

Songs of Liberation: Methods of Resistance in Sporting Spaces #2
In 2018, we find ourselves in the midst of what Harry Edwards (2017) referred to as the fourth wave of athlete activism. This era has moved athletes, activists, and scholars to pursue and express creative methods of resistance to oppressive structures in and through sporting spaces (i.e., academia and industry). Springing from the soundtrack of resistance, liberation sociology seeks to “…not just research the social world but assist in changing it” (Feagin, Vera, & Ducey, 2015, p. 1). Therefore, this session will highlight contemporary innovations in resistance methods both in and beyond the academic study of sport. In doing so, we welcome presentations that creatively make use of epistemological and methodological tools (e.g., poetry, song, dance, storytelling, film, photovoice, etc.) to “sing” these songs of liberation. Revolutions necessitate art (Matsuda, 2017) and we seek to facilitate a space of dialogue and action to reverberate these emancipatory melodies in sporting spaces.

Speakers
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Alexander Deeb

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Colin Kaepernick and the Politics of Taking a KneeOn August 26, 2016, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remained seated on the team bench during the national anthem of a preseason NFL game. With his protest, Kaepernick ignited a series of reactions that ranged... Read More →
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Jeff Graham

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Research examining work and family consistently indicates that work-family conflict results in negative outcomes for individuals, families, and the organizations they work for (Byron, 2005). Research also indicates that support from the workplace can mitigate the frequency and strength... Read More →
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Sang Uk Joo

Messiah College
Asian American Jazz behind the Barbed WireAsian American jazz musicians involved in the Asian American movement began to weld their musical activities to the struggle for Asian American empowerment and identity during the late 1970s and early 1980s (Fellezs, 2007). Sansei (third-generation... Read More →
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Mi Ae Lee

Farmingdale State College
Asian American Jazz behind the Barbed WireAsian American jazz musicians involved in the Asian American movement began to weld their musical activities to the struggle for Asian American empowerment and identity during the late 1970s and early 1980s (Fellezs, 2007). Sansei (third-generation... Read More →
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Kristi Oshiro

Beyond the Black-White Binary: Illuminating the Voices of Female Student-Athletes of Color, Texas A&M University
Racism and sexism has and continues to permeate college sport. Reflecting the dominant white male culture, scholarship in sporting spaces has generally failed to capture the lived experiences of “women and people of color, and most specifically ignores women who are people of color... Read More →
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John N. Singer

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of Liberation: Methods of Resistance in Sporting Spaces #1Last Chance U: Exploring College Football Experiences and Media Narratives through Video ElicitationIn 2016 Netflix released an original documentary series, Last Chance U, focused on the East Mississippi State... Read More →
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Anthony J. Weems

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of liberation: Methods of resistance in sporting spaces #2Sport Management: Courage to Grow Through Songs of LiberationIn an article entitled “Sport without management” in the Journal of Sport Management, Newman (2014) problematized how the field of sport management... Read More →

Moderators
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Anthony J. Weems

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of liberation: Methods of resistance in sporting spaces #2Sport Management: Courage to Grow Through Songs of LiberationIn an article entitled “Sport without management” in the Journal of Sport Management, Newman (2014) problematized how the field of sport management... Read More →
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John N. Singer

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of Liberation: Methods of Resistance in Sporting Spaces #1Last Chance U: Exploring College Football Experiences and Media Narratives through Video ElicitationIn 2016 Netflix released an original documentary series, Last Chance U, focused on the East Mississippi State... Read More →
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Kristi F. Oshiro

Texas A&M University


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Georgia B

11:00am PDT

Understanding the Sociocultural Experiences of Athletes
This seeks to explicate the sociocultural experiences and personal perspectives of athletes in grades K-20.

Speakers
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Adeoye Adeyemo

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Place, Race, and Sports: Examining the Urban Neighborhood and Schooling Experiences, Perceptions, and Aspirations of Academically and Athletically Motivated Black Male High School Student-AthletesThis study utilized ethnographic methods, in-depth interviews and observations to investigate... Read More →
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Drew Brown

University of Delaware
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B. Nalani Butler

University of Tampa
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Christopher Faulkner

University of Wolverhampton, Sport Institute
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Matthew Haugen

Mobility, Masculinity, and the Transnational Reforms to Chinese Tennis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
As with other Chinese industries, the field of sports has developed by incorporating transnational forces into “Socialism with Chinese characteristics.” As neoliberal ideologies collide with the party state, China’s athletes are required to become new subjects, alter forms of... Read More →
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Lequez Spearman

Environmental Sustainability at NCAA Division III Colleges and Universities, Assistant Professor
Fortunately, there are a host of scholars who examine how sport contributes to the carbon footprint of the earth. Whether it is the Olympic Games, the World Cup, or the Super Bowl, it is clear that teams and associations are attempting to address the carbon negative effects that sport... Read More →
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Benjamin Wieber

University of Tampa

Moderators
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Adeoye Adeyemo

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Place, Race, and Sports: Examining the Urban Neighborhood and Schooling Experiences, Perceptions, and Aspirations of Academically and Athletically Motivated Black Male High School Student-AthletesThis study utilized ethnographic methods, in-depth interviews and observations to investigate... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Seymour

11:00am PDT

Women Warriors in Sport
This Open Session explores the experiences of girls and women in sport and society.

Speakers
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Emeka Anaza

James Madison University
Globalization of Sport: Title IX’s Athletic Policy Regulations as a Global and Social Change AgentSport is a globalized phenomenon. Sport activities are performed in almost every corner of the world. Unfortunately, many people, particularly marginalized groups encounter lack of... Read More →
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Judy Davidson

Pillars of the community: Public art and professional sports arenas, University of Alberta
In November, 2016, the “Pillars of the community” public art installation was unveiled at the rear of the new state of the art arena, Roger’s Place, in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, home to the National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers franchise. In distinct juxtaposition... Read More →
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Eileen Narcotta-Welp

"You Come at the Queen, You Best Not Miss": The 2019 Women’s World Cup and Post-Colonial Representations of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Defend the crown! The 2019 Women’s World Cup will be the third time the U.S. women’s national soccer team has to defend a Women’s World Championship, the most out of any FIFA federation. Held in France, the 2019 Women’s World Cup must drum up excitement and spectatorship from... Read More →
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Noah Underwood

University of Alberta
#BeBoldForChange: How the US Women’s National Hockey Team Used Twitter and Labor Strategies to Strike a New DealThis paper explores the tactics used by the United States Women’s National Hockey Team (USWNT) during their threatened boycott of the 2017 Women’s World Hockey Championships... Read More →
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Molly Yanity

Quinnipac University
Session: Warrior Women in SportRibbons and Rainbows, but Never Recruits: Why the U.S. Military Doesn’t Turn to Women’s Sports Teams to Promote ItselfSports teams in the U.S. have promoted – typically through logos or designs on their uniforms -- everything from breast cancer... Read More →

Moderators
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Molly Yanity

Quinnipac University
Session: Warrior Women in SportRibbons and Rainbows, but Never Recruits: Why the U.S. Military Doesn’t Turn to Women’s Sports Teams to Promote ItselfSports teams in the U.S. have promoted – typically through logos or designs on their uniforms -- everything from breast cancer... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Grouse

12:15pm PDT

NASSS Members' Luncheon
Please join us for the NASSS Members’ Lunch. This event is sponsored by Human Kinetics.

Sponsors

Saturday November 3, 2018 12:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
Plaza Ballroom

1:30pm PDT

Historical Sociology: On Not Repeating the Past
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Peter Donnelly

Colonization and Language: The hegemony of English in sport and sport scholarship, University of Toronto
In the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019) it timely to consider the effects of language -- and particularly the hegemony of the English language -- on both sport and scholarship._x000D_ This paper will consider both the loss of language(s), and the homogenizing effects... Read More →
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Jeffrey Montez de Oca

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
The National Football League and Social Media MarketingIn the 21st century, social media became an important medium of communication and marketing for elite sports leagues and organizations. Most of the research on social media and sport marketing, however, has been written from the... Read More →
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Theresa Walton-Fisette

Professor, Kent State University
President of NASSS Program Committee ChairLast Chance U: Exploring College Football Experiences and Media Narratives through Video ElicitationIn 2016 Netflix released an original documentary series, Last Chance U, focused on the East Mississippi State Community College (EMCC) football... Read More →

Moderators
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Peter Donnelly

Colonization and Language: The hegemony of English in sport and sport scholarship, University of Toronto
In the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019) it timely to consider the effects of language -- and particularly the hegemony of the English language -- on both sport and scholarship._x000D_ This paper will consider both the loss of language(s), and the homogenizing effects... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

Bodies & Soul: Thinking through the embodied Musician
Recently, sport scholars have begun to use what they know about sport, health, and the body to understand the practices and performances of musicians (Carey & Ventresca, 2015; Caudwell, 2010; Ternes & Hindin, 2015; Ventresca & Carey, 2016). Not unlike athletes, dancers, or gym-goers, musicians also discipline and train their bodies, participate in competitions, experience illness & injuries, ingest drugs, and face social and political obstacles. At the same time, becoming a musician involves a much different set of embodied rituals, rules, practices, pleasures, pains, and politics than what an athlete, dancer, or gym-goer experiences in their respective contexts. In this session, we invite papers that attempt to think through the bodies of musicians and the physical cultures to which they belong. Submissions can be empirical, experiential, and/or theoretical in nature, and presenters are welcomed to perform their research, experience, and/or theory using musical and artistic modes of expression.

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Elena Gabor

Bradley University
To Hide or to Reveal - The Musician's Body as TextThe sport show cannot be contemplated in the absence of the body. Although one can listen to a soccer game on the radio, one listens to descriptions of bodies moving a ball toward a goal. On the contrary, music lovers claim that their... Read More →
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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 →
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Aishwarya Ramachandran

University of British Columbia
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Mike Scanlon

Researcher, foundry10
“What’s the message behind those hard hits?”: Hip hop culture as described by competitive high school dancersWhile a large body of research focuses on how youth engage with lyrical aspects of hip hop, research on how hip hop fits into youth dance culture is less common. Understanding... Read More →
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Xiaoqiang Shi

Shanghai University of Sport
Ideology, Aesthetic Culture and Public Space: A Sociological Analysis of Chinese Square DancingAcross China, millions of middle-aged and older residents (most of whom are women often referred as ‘dancing grannies’) gather in public squares, parks, and plazas in the early morning... Read More →
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Patricia Vertinsky

University of British Columbia
Music, movement, ragas and dances: ‘Orientalism’ and the Shankar brothersDavid Reck suggests that Orientalism, as it concerns the world of music, seems to occur in waves or fads. Indeed, throughout the 20th century there were periodic resurgences in the West’s enthusiasm for... Read More →

Moderators
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Katie Hemsworth

Nipissing University
Good vibrations? Crowd noise and the “physicality” of sound across sportscapesThe purpose of this paper is to attend to the spatialities of sound in the production of sportscapes. Although scholars have engaged more readily with textual analyses of music in relation to sport (see... Read More →
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Scott Carey

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra


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

1:30pm PDT

Globalized NFL: Boundaries, Flows, Politics #2
Sport has proven an increasingly important domain to examine the ever-evolving boundaries, flows, and politics of globalization (Miller et. al, 2001; Giulianotti & Robertson 2007; Joo 2012). The session opens a conversation about the globalization of the NFL. We are interested in critically examining the cultural, gendered, racial, and economic politics of a “Globalized NFL”. From its 1990s American Bowl series to its 2005-2016 re-imagination as NFL International, to the ongoing targeting of NFL London and NFL Mexico branded games, Globalized NFL proves formidable in the latest phase of globalization and sports. We seek contributors interested in examining histories, implications, flows, and politics of Globalized NFL from an array of theoretical orientations and intersectional lenses. Contributors are welcomed to draw from this year’s conference theme, “Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, and Culture” as it may pertain to Globalized NFL. Essays may be included in a potential book and/or special issue.

Speakers
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Gonzalo Bravo

West Virginia University
Session: Globalized NFL: Boundaries, Flows, Politics #2NFL ‘Tochito’ in Mexico: safety, health and the masculine warriorSince the late 1990’s the National Football League (NFL) has promoted in Mexico ‘NFL Tochito’, a coed noncontact flag football tournament that target children... Read More →
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Lars Dzikus

Social Construction of Gender among Cheerleaders in Germany, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Several scholars have studied the cultural phenomenon of cheerleading with particular focus on the social construction of gender (Adams & Bettis, 2003a, 2003b; Anderson, 2008, 2009; Bettis & Adams, 2006; Davis, 1990, 1994; Grindstaff & West, 2006, 2010; Hanson, 1995; Moritz, 2011... Read More →
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Vanessa García González

Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
Session: Place-Based Music and Sport in Global ContextMexican chant bringing out FIFA’s double discourse regarding homophobic practicesThe ‘ehhhhhhhhhhhhh Puto!!’ chant Mexicans cry out when the goalkeeper from the opposite team kick away the ball during a soccer match has become... Read More →
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C. Richard King

Columbia College Chicago
Intercepting the Game: Representing the NFL in AustriaAs football travels, its changes. While the rules and play of the game remain largely same, it takes on new meanings, often expressed in imaginative and unexpected ways. This is very much the case in Austria, where American football... Read More →
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Jorge Moraga

California State University at Bakersfield
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Sam Winemiller

Recruiting Writers’ Perceptions of Ethical Responsibilities, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
A substantial media industry has developed that focuses on covering high school student-athletes as they are recruited to play college sports. Online media outlets, such as Rivals and 247Sports, dedicate considerable resources to analyzing young athletes’ decision-making processes... Read More →

Moderators
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C. Richard King

Columbia College Chicago
Intercepting the Game: Representing the NFL in AustriaAs football travels, its changes. While the rules and play of the game remain largely same, it takes on new meanings, often expressed in imaginative and unexpected ways. This is very much the case in Austria, where American football... Read More →
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Jorge Moraga

California State University at Bakersfield


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

1:30pm PDT

Sport & Masculinity
This Open Session examines the conceptions of masculinity in sport and society.

Speakers
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Kristi Allain

St. Thomas University
“It used to be called an old man’s game:” Masculinity, embodiment, and curling participation amongst men in later lifeIn recent years, men’s curling, a sport historically linked to the bodies of older people, where older men (and women) can compete at highly competitive levels... Read More →
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Beth Cavalier

Courtside View: A Participant Observation of an Urban Bocce League, Georgia Gwinnett College
Bocce is one of the oldest recorded sports in the world. In the early 1900s, rising European immigration brought the sport to North America. Today, according to the United States Bocce Federation, there are over one million bocce players in the United States. In the last few decades... Read More →
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Tom Kavanagh

University of Waikato
Just a bit of craic: Sectarianism, masculinity and racism in a Northern Irish rugby clubViolence has always been a significant feature of Northern Irish history, but it spiralled out of control during the Troubles (Cronin, 2001). While Northern Ireland has maintained a fragile peace... Read More →
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Cheryl MacDonald

Saint Mary's University
Engaging with Masculinity and Sexuality on the Periphery of the National Hockey LeagueInformed by theories of performance, masculinity, and sport, this postdoctoral research sought answers regarding why there are no openly gay men in the National Hockey League (NHL). Data was collected... Read More →
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Molly Yanity

Quinnipac University
Session: Warrior Women in SportRibbons and Rainbows, but Never Recruits: Why the U.S. Military Doesn’t Turn to Women’s Sports Teams to Promote ItselfSports teams in the U.S. have promoted – typically through logos or designs on their uniforms -- everything from breast cancer... Read More →

Moderators
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Cheryl MacDonald

Saint Mary's University
Engaging with Masculinity and Sexuality on the Periphery of the National Hockey LeagueInformed by theories of performance, masculinity, and sport, this postdoctoral research sought answers regarding why there are no openly gay men in the National Hockey League (NHL). Data was collected... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

Sport & Values-Based Education: From Theory to Practice (And Back Again) #2
This paper presentation session will explore the role of sport and related practices as platforms for values-based education. We invite papers which examine specific case studies, detail pedagogical approaches used in the field, and/or discuss the results of research evaluating such efforts. The session will particularly highlight the relationship between (embodied) sporting practice, social relations, pedagogical strategies, and the construction and transmission of socially desirable, ethical values. Papers which highlight the use of music as part of such efforts, and/or interrelations between these factors and aspects of music culture, will be particularly welcomed in light of the overall conference theme. The session will also discuss the utility of various critical, intellectual frameworks which may be used to locate such programs at the intersection of theory and practice, advocating a ‘critical interventionist’ approach to exploring the role that sociologically-informed, sport-based education programs can play in various social contexts.

Speakers
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Andrew Meyer

Associate Professor in Sport Foundations, Baylor University
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Warren Smart

University of Brighton
Delivery of values-based education through the Football4Peace methodology in multiple contexts.The Football 4 Peace (F4P) programme utilises a values-based pedagogical model, developed by academics at the University of Brighton, to promote emotional wellbeing, personal development... Read More →
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Graham Spacey

University of Johannesburg
Values Based Physical Education and National Development Goals in the South African Public School SystemThe first South African full democratic elections in 1994 saw the African National Congress (ANC) come into power with a focus on addressing historical inequalities.  Whilst almost... Read More →

Moderators
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Graham Spacey

University of Johannesburg
Values Based Physical Education and National Development Goals in the South African Public School SystemThe first South African full democratic elections in 1994 saw the African National Congress (ANC) come into power with a focus on addressing historical inequalities.  Whilst almost... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

Sport, Society, & Technology #3
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
Georgia B

1:30pm PDT

The Business of College Athletics
This Open Session explores the historical and contemporary issues in the organizational practices of intercollegiate athletics in the United States. 

Speakers
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Sayvon JL Foster

Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University Division of Sport Management
Sayvon JL Foster is a current second-year doctoral student in the Sport Management program at Texas A&M University. With his specialization in Higher Education-Student Affairs Administration, his primary research interest investigates collegiate athlete experience & development. In... Read More →
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Jerry Holt

Florida A&M University
Differences in Varsity Sport Opportunities:  Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs)Athletics has always played a substantive role in the life and culture of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs; Chalk, 1976... Read More →
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Max Klein

A critical exploration of capitalist colonization through international sport league-player extractions, University of Connecticut
On February 16, 2019, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced their plans to bring a professional league to Africa scheduled to begin 2020. The league, entitled the Basketball Africa League (BAL), plans to include a total... Read More →
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John N. Singer

Texas A&M University
Session: Songs of Liberation: Methods of Resistance in Sporting Spaces #1Last Chance U: Exploring College Football Experiences and Media Narratives through Video ElicitationIn 2016 Netflix released an original documentary series, Last Chance U, focused on the East Mississippi State... Read More →
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Ellen Staurowsky

Drexel University
Revisiting Millard Lampell’s View of College Football as Industry and College Athlete Labor EffortsIn 1951, Columbia Pictures released the film Saturday’s Hero, based on an adaptation of a novel entitled The Hero by singer, song writer, and radio dramatist Millard Lampell.  Like... Read More →
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Elizabeth Taylor

Temple University
What’s in a Title?  Assistant/Associate Head Coaches in the NCAAThe assistant/associate head coach position is relatively new to the intercollegiate athletics world, and often comes without definition from athletic departments.  This can lead to uncertainty about the nature of... Read More →
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Erica Zonder

Associate Professor of Sport Management, Eastern Michigan University
Erica J. Zonder is an Associate Professor of Sport Management at Eastern Michigan University, where she also serves as the undergraduate Sport Management program coordinator. Additionally, she is the co-chair of the university-wide Title IX Education, Prevention, & Advocacy Committee... Read More →

Moderators
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Ellen Staurowsky

Drexel University
Revisiting Millard Lampell’s View of College Football as Industry and College Athlete Labor EffortsIn 1951, Columbia Pictures released the film Saturday’s Hero, based on an adaptation of a novel entitled The Hero by singer, song writer, and radio dramatist Millard Lampell.  Like... Read More →


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

5:30pm PDT

NASSS Night Out
Spend the Night Out with the BC Lions. Attendees can experience a taste of Vancouver sport. Purchase your ticket and enjoy an opportunity to meet and greet the team, receive BC Lions souvenirs, and watch the game. *Please note NASSS will not be providing transportation. Feel free to utilize Vancouver’s many public transportation options. See you at the game!

Saturday November 3, 2018 5:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
BC Stadium
 
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