Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sport. Part I

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC27 Sociology of Sport (host committee)

Language: English

This session invites scholars to explore new and emerging topics of research in the sociology of sport. Papers can also revisit or propose to update our sociological thinking about older questions and themes about sport through innovative theoretical analysis or new and creative empirical evidence. In short, what are current issues in sport and how can we enhance our understanding of these issues through sociological analysis.


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
Cultural Leadership of Local Surfers in South Korea: Sustainability for Business or Community?
Sun-Yong KWON, Department of Physical Education, Republic of Korea
Looking within the Bay-Area Skate Scene: A Unique Example of Place-Making and the Repurposing of Space
E. Missy WRIGHT, CSU East Bay, USA; ZáNean MCCLAIN, CSU East Bay, USA; Matthew ATENCIO, CSU East Bay, USA; Becky BEAL, CSU East Bay, USA
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