Sport and Social Inequalities. Part I

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC27 Sociology of Sport (host committee)

Language: English

Sport can both reproduce and reinforce social inequalities and at the same time serve as a site of resistance and social change, albeit to unequal effects. This session invites papers that address either of these roles or the complex and complicated interaction of inclusion and exclusion through empirical and/or theoretical analysis of social relations in sport bounded by gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, social class, nationality, age and so on. We encourage scholars to reflect on the relationship between sport and social inequalities by exploring inequalities of condition, opportunity and capability. Papers can, furthermore, focus on the effects of inequalities and resistance on sports participants and organizations or instead examine sport’s ambiguous impact on broader social change.

We encourage all participants to take up RC27 membership to benefit from priority in abstract selection, as well as networking opportunities through the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) eBulletin and annual conferences.

Session Organizer:
Christine DALLAIRE, University of Ottawa, Canada
Oral Presentations
Participation Versus Performance: A Critical Appraisal of (dis)Ability, Gender and Cultural Diversity in Junior-Age Sport
Ramon SPAAIJ, Victoria University, Australia; Ruth JEANES, Monash University, Australia; Karen FARQUHARSON, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Sean GORMAN, Curtin University, Australia; Dean LUSHER, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
To be White Korean: Race, Masculinities, and Nationalism in Global Korean Ice Hockey
Yeomi CHOI, Korea National Sport University, Republic of Korea
The Sports Experience in the Curumim Program of Sesc Ribeirão Preto (Brazil)
Maria Clara PONTOGLIO, Serviço Social do Comércio, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Myrian NUNOMURA, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Soccer As a Strategy to Overcome Extreme Poverty? Social Mobility and Sport in Brazil
Fernando BURGOS, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil; Carlos Heller MANDEL, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
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