Sport, Bodies and Identity. Part I

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC27 Sociology of Sport (host committee)

Language: English

This session welcomes papers that engage with research into sport, the body and identity. The body is a central vehicle from which to engage with the sociological significance of sport. As such research may examine the representation of bodies, or utilize the body as a methodological tool. Identity may be considered both individual and collective and draw on local, national, and transnational contexts. In particular papers that consider the variously contradictory, transformative, and reproductive ways sport intersects with identity are encouraged. 

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:
Brent MCDONALD, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Oral Presentations
Bodies on the Spot. Commercialization and Performative Rationalization Among Italian Runners
Roberta SASSATELLI, University of Milan, Italy; Fabio Massimo LO VERDE, University of Palermo, Italy
Diaspora, Sporting Bodies and Aesthetic Formation: The Experiences of Dutch Somalis Examined
Ramon SPAAIJ, Victoria University, Australia; Jora BROERSE, Institute of Health and Sport, Victoria University, Australia
The Many Faces of Rodeo Sport: Intersectional, International and Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Miriam ADELMAN, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil; Cristian Carla BERNAVA, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Development of Athletic Identity in Elite Adolescent Athletes
Naveen YARLAGADDA, University of Texas at Austin, USA; Vijayanthimala KODALI, Mahatma Gandhi National Institute of Research and Social Action, India
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