Power and Justice in Sport

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC27 Sociology of Sport (host committee)

Language: English

This session seeks papers that deal with the ways in which power and justice are exercised and/or resisted through sport. Possible topics include but are not limited to: theoretical discussions of sport, justice and/or power: policies that seek justice and fairness in sport; activisms, social movements and sport; discourses of race, gender, class and/or sexuality as remade and or challenged through sporting practices.

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:
Mary MCDONALD, Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, USA
Oral Presentations
Deep Strike: Playing Gender in the World of Overwatch a Case Study of Geguri in Esport
Yeomi CHOI, Korea National Sport University, Republic of Korea; Nida AHMAD, University of Waikato, New Zealand; Janine SLAKER, Michigan State University, USA
"What Qualifies a Woman to Compete As a Woman?" - Intersexuality in Sport
Nicole WERTECKI, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany; Sandra GÜNTER, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Biopolitics at Play: Locating Human Rights, Refugees and Grassroots Humanitarianism in the Calais Jungle
Darragh MCGEE, University of Bath, United Kingdom; Juliette PELHAM, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Sport, Nationalism and Global Multi-Identity Tension in Two Para-Sport Cities: London and Toronto
Jill LE CLAIR, Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University, United Kingdom
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