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American Journal of Sports Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 223)
American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Apunts. Medicina de l'Esport     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
B&G Bewegungstherapie und Gesundheitssport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Biomedical Human Kinetics     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
British Journal of Sports Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Case Studies in Sport Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Ciencia y Deporte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Clinics in Sports Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Current Sports Medicine Reports     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
European Journal of Sport Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research : Sportwissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 86)
International Journal of Sports Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Athletic Enhancement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Education, Health and Sport     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology     Open Access  
Journal of Human Kinetics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of ISAKOS     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Physical Education Health and Sport     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery Open     Open Access  
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Sport & Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Sport Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Sports Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 58)
Knie Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Motor Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
OA Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Physical Therapy in Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Physician and Sportsmedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria & Desempenho Humano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte     Open Access  
Revista del Pie y Tobillo     Open Access  
Saudi Journal of Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science In Sports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Science & Motricité     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Science & Sports     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Science and Medicine in Football     Hybrid Journal  
South African Journal of Sports Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Spor Bilimleri Dergisi / Hacettepe Journal of Sport Sciences     Open Access  
Spor Hekimliği Dergisi / Turkish Journal of Sports Medicine     Open Access  
Spor ve Performans Araştırmaları Dergisi / Ondokuz Mayıs University Journal of Sports and Performance Researches     Open Access  
Sport Sciences for Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Sport, Education and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Sport, Ethics and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Sport- und Präventivmedizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sportphysio     Hybrid Journal  
Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Sports Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Sports Medicine - Open     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Sports Medicine and Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sports Medicine International Open     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Sportverletzung · Sportschaden     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sri Lankan Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine     Open Access  
Translational Sports Medicine     Hybrid Journal  
Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Journal of Sport & Social Issues
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.791
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 12  
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 0193-7235 - ISSN (Online) 1552-7638
Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [1092 journals]
  • Print Media Narratives of Bullying and Harassment at the Football
           Association: A Case Study of Eniola Aluko
    • Authors: Philippa Velija, Louie Silvani
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      In this article we draw on critical theory to discuss how power frames the media “narratives” of Eniola Aluko, a Black, female footballer who accused an established (White) football coach of bullying, harassment, and racial comments. We critically discuss data analyzed from 80 print media articles from three British newspapers (with circulation figures ranging from 1.4 million to 135,000 a day), from August 6, 2017 to October 19, 2017. In our findings, we discuss the four dominant themes identified from our analysis to examine how race, gender, and belonging frame Aluko in ways that seek to position her as an outsider and question her legitimacy in the White male space of football. We demonstrate how frames are shaped by, as well as reinforce, existing power relations, and influence how bullying, and racial harassment are represented in media accounts. We argue this type of analysis has implications for our understanding of how the narratives bullying and harassment in sport can be reframed along dominant power lines that question the legitimacy of athletes’ accounts and experiences.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-09-19T07:55:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520958342
  • Gnarly Freelancers: Professional Skateboarders’ Labor and Social-Media
           Use in the Neoliberal Economy
    • Authors: L. Dugan Nichols
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      The working conditions of professional skateboarders are rarely investigated in academic literature or traditional skate media (e.g., Thrasher Magazine). This article contextualizes skateboarding labor and compares its professionals with other freelance contractors in the precarious neoliberal economy. It also explores the role of social media in skateboarders’ careers; while experiencing data mining and the fetishism of digital devices like any other online user, pro skaters must adopt platforms (e.g., YouTube) for their career advancement, as greater notoriety leads to corporate sponsorships. I outline the multiple hats that skaters wear, such as the sponsored athlete, the walking advertisement, and most importantly the emerging social-media adept. Within this context, the article further details the coercive forces keeping skaters amenable to sponsoring companies and industry insiders, such as the pejorative label of “kook.” Finally, I explain a contradiction that the profusion of Web 2.0 use has led to slight but not proportional coverage of skaters’ working conditions.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-09-18T07:33:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520958349
  • The Journey of Professional Football Career: Challenges and Reflections
    • Authors: Ernest Yeboah Acheampong
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      The problem of corruption and mismanagement of state resources by governments in Africa has impoverished the continent, throwing many families into daunting challenges. The youth, consequently, is underpowered and unproductive to self-support their own social lives. To accomplish their dreams, some youths turn to social groups through football. This study analyzes the profile of a boy enduring several challenges in search for survival at a tender age. The social activity of football eventually supported the boy’s reintegration in the streets. Relying on social integration theory and interviews, this study exposes how African youths attempt to achieve self-reliance through football in the communities. Findings reveal how the boy’s experiences on the street and in Europe reshaped his livelihood and support for society. Further description of the boy’s lived experience and his socioeconomic contributions to society is outlined.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-09-14T07:23:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520958341
  • Can Sport Build Peace After Conflict' Public Attitudes in Transitional
           Northern Ireland
    • Authors: David Mitchell, Ian Somerville, Owen Hargie, Victoria Simms
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      The growth of the Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) movement has provoked considerable scholarly interrogation of the claimed social benefits of sport. However, little is known of public attitudes to the topic. This article reports research carried out in Northern Ireland regarding sport as a means of bringing divided communities together. Respondents viewed sport as effective in breaking down barriers, yet the demographic reach in terms of the participants in sports-based projects was shown to be limited. Qualitative research revealed diverse experiences of the impact of sport. The conclusion highlights the significance of a public attitudes perspective on SDP—it can reveal (a) the degree of public receptivity to SDP, (b) the participating constituencies, and (c) sociopolitical barriers to SDP and wider sporting inclusivity.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-09-12T06:36:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520958346
  • Understanding Blue Spaces: Sport, Bodies, Wellbeing, and the Sea
    • Authors: Rebecca Olive, Belinda Wheaton
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      This article introduces the special issue on ‘Understanding Blue Spaces’ which examines relationships between blue spaces, sport, physical activity, and wellbeing. The articles progress conversations across humanities, social sciences and inter-disciplinary areas of research on diverse sporting practices, that span local to trans-national contexts. This collection offers new insights into politics, possibilities, and problems of the role of blue spaces in our wellbeing—individually, socially, and ecologically. In addition to outlining the 10 articles in the SI, which include ocean swimming, surfing, sailing/yachting, and waka ama paddling, we contextualize this work, discussing key thematic areas both across these papers, and in the wider interdisciplinary body of work on blue spaces, wellbeing, and sport. Specifically, we outline the role of physical activities and leisure practices in how we access, understand, experience, and develop relationships to seas and oceans, as well as to self, places and communities of human and non-human others. We also discuss the ways in which particular bodies, individuals, and communities (human and more-than-human) are marginalized or excluded, and the need for understanding concepts such as wellbeing, place, and self beyond dominant European traditions. This SI highlights how localised experiences of blue spaces can be, while emphasising the need to recognize diverse cultural, economic, geographic, sociodemographic, and political factors that contribute to a disconnect with, or exclusion from blue spaces, impacting who can use blue spaces, how they can be used, how they can be researched, and how power is reproduced and contested.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-08-24T10:38:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520950549
  • Segregation and the Sea: Toward a Critical Understanding of Race and
           Coastal Blue Space in Greater Miami
    • Authors: Cassandra Phoenix, Sarah L. Bell, Julie Hollenbeck
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      There is a growing body of research signaling the health and wellbeing benefits of being in blue space. Here, we advance this intellectual agenda by critically examining perceptions and experiences of coastal blue space among residents of a disadvantaged, predominantly African American community who report limited engagement with their local coastal blue space, despite beachgoing being considered mainstream by a previous generation. Drawing on focus group data and sensitized to a range of theoretical perspectives aligned with race, space, and social class, we advance theoretical and empirical knowledge pertaining to blue space engagement. In doing so, we demonstrate the need for more critically informed, theoretically appropriate research in this area, which connects individual stories of the sea to the wider historical, social, and political settings in which relationships with blue space are framed and (re)produced.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-08-20T02:42:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520950536
  • “Real Men Stand for Our Nation”: Constructions of an American Nation
           and Anti-Kaepernick Memes
    • Authors: Nik Dickerson, Matt Hodler
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      On September 1, 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled for the playing of the national anthem arguing that he was “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” noting that “this is bigger than football and it would be selfish . . . to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” Kaepernick received a tremendous amount of backlash for this action, and many White fans/media pundits accused him of disrespecting the flag and U.S. military. This act took place during the very contentious presidential election in the United States between eventual winner Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. During this election, the Trump campaign mobilized discourses of White nationalism, and even employed alt-right member Steve Bannon as Trump’s chief advisor for a period. The Trump campaign capitalized on a set of White backlash politics that had been growing since the 1990s, and the reactions to Kaepernick’s protest cannot be separated from this larger context. In this article, we critically read internet memes of Colin Kaepernick to gain insight into the relationship between race, gender, and the nation during the rise of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-08-14T01:18:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520950537
  • Skateboarding’s Olympic Moment: The Gendered Contours of
    • Authors: Dax D’Orazio
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      Skateboarding will be included in the 2020 Olympics, representing a new crescendo of the activity’s “sportification.” Although some celebrate increased exposure and legitimacy, others bemoan the incursion of outsiders. Nonetheless, it is widely believed that women in particular have much to gain from the Olympic inclusion. This article begins by summarizing the literature on women’s marginalization and exclusion and then diagnoses a gendered paradox (and two associated double binds) related to sportification. Based on confidential interviews with some of the top-level female skateboarders in the world, it suggests that women are less ambivalent about elite competition due to their subcultural experiences. Overall, it argues that sportification should not be adopted uncritically or as an inevitable process, and that scholars ought to take critiques of elite competition seriously.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-07-06T08:40:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520928595
  • Bluespace, Senses, Wellbeing, and Surfing: Prototype Cyborg Theory-Methods
    • Authors: lisahunter, Lyndsey Stoodley
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      Bluespace, where water people immerse themselves for thrills, therapy, or thalassography, is constantly fluctuating, influenced by materials, nature, and discourse. Drawing on onto-epistemological aspects of embodied theory-method, we report entangled prototype “cyborg” in situ strategies (mobile, sensory [auto]ethnography, and self-interview) to notice, record, and ultimately create human–water relations, from the perspective of a surfer. Audio/-visual evidence, from multiple perspectives, folding time, and several point-of-view devices, enabled unique insights into voiced thoughts, sights, sounds, and conscious/subconscious practices that occur in surfing. Such insights into the relationships, experiences, and movements of surfers inform research, such as to wellbeing and to the challenges of investigating bluespace. We offer cyborg theory-method for further methodological and onto-epistemological consideration in such relationships, contributing to a growing understanding of more-than-human engagement with watery worlds.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-06-17T10:43:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520928593
  • Paddling Through Bluespaces: Understanding Waka Ama as a Post-Sport
           Through Indigenous Māori Perspectives
    • Authors: Lucen Liu
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, I review and revive the concept of post-sport in the intersecting contexts of oceanic bluespace and Māori waka ama [outrigger canoe] paddling. In doing so, I seek to achieve two objectives: first, to enrich understanding of the human–nature interaction in bluespaces and, second, to contribute to an indigenous reading of post-sport experiences. Drawing on ethnographic and interview data from waka ama paddling in oceanic bluespaces, I identify two instances where sets of boundaries common in sport studies—the boundaries between human and nature, and between sport and physical culture—are challenged and transgressed. Furthermore, I reflect on the limitation of applying post-sport in this study and propose a potentially new perspective to conceptualize post-sport for future research.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-06-16T01:49:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520928596
  • Migration for Work: Brazilian Futsal Players’ Labor Conditions and
           Disposition for Mobility
    • Authors: Renato Francisco Rodrigues Marques, Wanderley Marchi Júnior
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      Migration is a crucial topic for athletic career development. Despite the challenges and issues that sport migrants face, little is known about Brazilian context. On Pierre Bourdieu’s sociological approach, this study aims to analyze the Brazilian men elite futsal players’ job conditions and their influence on athletes’ dispositions for labor sport migration. On quali–quantitative approach, interviews with 28 Brazilian men elite futsal players were thematically analyzed and quantitative data on clubs’ rosters from the Brazilian National Futsal League were collected. We concluded the following aspects: (a) players’ migrant disposition is a consequence of unfavorable labor conditions; (b) remaining in the same city for long period is a privilege; (c) players and relatives are submitted to constant habitus transformation because of repeated mobility and adaptations to different networks in each new city/club.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-06-16T01:49:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520928592
  • The Social World of Outdoor Swimming: Cultural Practices, Shared Meanings,
           and Bodily Encounters
    • Authors: Kate Moles
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the particular relations and entanglements of practices, bodies, and water in the social world of outdoor swimming. Using ethnographic data to describe how the relations, interactions, and meaning-making unfold and happen before, during, and after a swim, we can consider the ways the social world of outdoor swimming is ordered, the ways in which participants produce and are enrolled into that social order and the sense of belonging and connection that this enables. This article uses this case to highlight how we need to consider a sociology of and in water; to consider the ways interactions and meaning-making occur in and around bluespace; and to do this in ways that disrupts and expands our understanding of social worlds and life.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-06-15T04:17:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520928598
  • Sensing Water: Uncovering Health and Well-Being in the Sea and Surf
    • Authors: Easkey Britton, Ronan Foley
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      This article considers how different recreational users engage with and utilize blue spaces as health-enabling. Informed by empirical and participatory fieldwork with surfing and sea swimming groups, we explore embodied and emotional experiences while researching directly within blue space. Given a focus on health and well-being, we identify different dimensions of how surfers and swimmers narrate those experiences while directly immersed in water during a sport/recreational activity. Such questions resonate with geographical thinking around phenomenology, active relational geographies, embodiment, emotion, and sport and leisure practice. We use a broad health promotion or enabling spaces approach to capture different emotional and embodied accounts of immersions in blue space, recognizing that this capture is emergent in and from place.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T06:50:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520928597
  • Swimming With the Bicheno “Coffee Club”: The Textured World of
           Wild Swimming
    • Authors: Shane Gould, Fiona McLachlan, Brent McDonald
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      Wild swimming is currently experiencing a surge in popularity as people avowedly attempt to reconnect with the natural world. Previous research has positioned wild swimming as a solitary pursuit whereby individuals retreat from society to connect with or overcome nature and better themselves. This article draws on an ethnographic examination of a wild swimming group in Australia and reveals that while being in nature and personal fulfillment are key motivations for these wild swimmers, it is the social interactions that facilitate a deep engagement with their local “bluespace.” We argue that rather than swimming away from the world, by “wayfaring” together these swimmers become connected to their environment, and each other, simultaneously. Such findings indicate potential social, health, and environmental benefits of collective wild swimming.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-06-14T06:50:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520928594
  • The Dream and the Reality of Blue Spaces: The Search for Freedom in
           Offshore Sailing
    • Authors: Mark B. Orams, Mike Brown
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      Escaping to sea by sailing boat conjures up images of idyllic anchorages and cocktails at sunset. In this paper, the authors reflected on the reality of extended voyaging to highlight how freedom and escape are relative and constantly negotiated. The authors utilize dialogue in the analysis of the data and draw on lived experience informed by immersion in the cruising community. The authors highlight how living at sea requires adherence to an “alternative” set of obligations to land-based life. They argue that blue spaces are important as a setting for a range of experiences that allow the exploration of what is possible and how one might live well. This paper contributes to the research on human–water relationships, that is, reshaping how we conceptualize blue space(s).
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-06-08T07:01:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520928599
  • Riding Waves on the Mexico–United States Border: Beaches, Local Surfers
           and Cross-Border Processes
    • Authors: Jesús Estrada Milán, Luis Escala Rabadán
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the social and cultural relations that take place in surfing communities on the Mexican side of the border with the United States. Through ethnographic work with surfers from Northern Baja California, we identified different cross-border processes encouraged by this lifestyle sport: the formation of binational surfing communities, commodity circulation, localism, territorial disputes, and shared environmental problems. We point out that surfing on the border creates a system of affinities and rivalries based on the identity and nationalism, marked by the inequality and asymmetry between these two countries. This article also addresses the transnational cooperation and political actions undertaken to protect the oceans and beaches enjoyed by surfers in this border region.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-06-08T07:00:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520928600
  • Sensing Seascapes: How Affective Atmospheres Guide City Youths’
           Encounters With the Ocean’s Multivocality
    • Authors: Tuva Beyer Broch
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      The healing potential of blue spaces in human lives seems to have a universal timbre, yet little research has examined the great diversity of particular individual encounters with waters. To meet the challenge to capture this multivocality of individuals and of the sea, this article offers a perspective of seascapes through the lens of affective atmospheres and person-centered ethnography. Based on 2 years of fieldwork among urban youth in Norway, the material reveals that contradicting atmospheres can coexist and also may be perceived differently. Even though sensing the sea is highly individualized, I argue that deeply anchored psychological processes lie beneath why humans are drawn toward waters.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-06-06T09:11:42Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520928601
  • A Good Fight: How Indigenous Women Approach Boxing as a Mechanism for
           Social Change
    • Authors: MacIntosh Ross, Janice Forsyth
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the experiences of select Indigenous female boxers from Canada and the United States to explore and appreciate the diverse meanings they attach to amateur and professional boxing, to write these athletes into history by constructing short case studies of fighters active from the 1970s through the 2010s. We augment each fighter’s story with context from scholarly and secondary source materials, such as newspapers, to round out each woman’s story and to illustrate the multiple overlapping conditions that shaped their boxing experiences. We embrace the work of van Ingen on the importance of understanding female boxers at the intersection of race and gender, emphasizing the ideological foundations embedded in narratives, because each narrative presents a certain point of view that results in real practical effects, whether it be, supporting White liberal feminism or Indigenous self-determination. Following van Ingen, this article views all writing, whether by journalists or professional historians, as ideological acts, capable of exalting select athletes while marginalizing others.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-05-15T11:59:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520919817
  • “The Way You Enter a Church”: The Dialectics of Ken
           Burns’s Baseball
    • Authors: David Jenemann
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      Taken as a whole, Ken Burns’s 1994 documentary Baseball and its 2010 follow-up The Tenth Inning stand as some of the most influential documentaries on the history of American sports. Baseball develops the link between the “fun” of the game and philosophical beliefs about American democracy through a “dialectical aesthetic” that operates through Baseball’s choice of subjects and historical events as well as through its formal documentary strategies. While many critics dismiss Baseball as overly nostalgic, this essay argues that Baseball engages the reader with the dialectic to encourage self-reflection about the future of the game and its role in civil society.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-02-12T07:17:42Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520903353
  • “Powerful Lessons” in Women’s Sport: ESPN’s Nine
           for IX Series
    • Authors: Dunja Antunovic, Andrew D. Linden
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      In 2013, ESPN launched a series of documentaries to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The Nine for IX documentaries tell stories of successful women in sport and tackle pertinent gender- and sex-related issues, promising to teach popular audiences about the untold histories of women’s sport. Because of the series’ place in ESPN’s marketing efforts to reach women, we consider the series as ideological work through which women’s sport history is constructed. Drawing on feminist sport scholarship, we argue that the Nine for IX films fall short of their promised socially conscious and educational potential. Instead of interrogating broader webs of power, the series overwhelmingly relies upon individualized, depoliticized, and postfeminist narratives that relegate efforts toward gender equality to the past. The series is, thus, a reflection of ESPN’s larger problems with representations of women’s sport.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-01-29T12:49:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723519899245
  • BBC’s Documentary “Stadiums of Hate” and Manufacturing of the News:
           Case Study in Moral Panics and Media Manipulation
    • Authors: Magdalena Rek-Woźniak, Wojciech Woźniak
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      The article is based on a critical case study of the BBC’s investigative documentary titled Stadiums of Hate and the public’s response to it. The documentary was broadcasted 11 days before the kickoff of Euro 2012 (UEFA [Union of European Football Associations] European Championships in Football), the first sport mega event hosted in Poland and Ukraine. The main theme was football-related racism and violence allegedly threatening the safety of the fans coming to the tournament. The article follows Amanda Rohloff’s proposal combining the Eliasian conceptual framework of civilizing processes with the moral panics approach to describe the effort to amplify the spiral of public outcry toward the hosts of Euro 2012 in an attempt to modernize and civilize the Eastern European world of football. The moral panics spiral was brought to an end by the tournament which did not justify grim predictions. The article combines analysis of media content and the public statements with interviews conducted with some of the informants of the BBC journalists.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-01-20T09:43:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723519899244
  • “Finally Something for Us”: Black Girls Run! and Racialized
           Space-Making in Recreational Running
    • Authors: Alicia Smith-Tran
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      This study uses life story interviews to understand the utility of Black Girls Run!—a predominantly Black organization for women who engage in recreational distance running. Drawing from Neckerman, Carter, and Lee’s conceptual framework of the minority culture of mobility, the author suggests that Black Girls Run! serves the purpose of helping its members confront the challenges and repercussions associated with being a racial minority in a majority White space, particularly as they are experienced by middle-class Black women. The author focuses on how the organization (a) allows its members to run with others who look like them, (b) cultivates social connection and community, and (c) facilitates challenging health statistics and shifting dominant narratives about Black women. This study provides a more nuanced understanding of the latent functions of recreational sporting organizations catered to middle-class people of color.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-01-16T06:30:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723519899241
  • The Heart of the Game: Girls, Sports and the Limits of
    • Authors: Dawn Heinecken
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      As one of the most widely celebrated documentaries about female athletes to date, The Heart of the Game remains an important text to examine for the ways it represents female athletic experience and encourages audiences to consider gender issues in sport. Such an investigation is particularly apt, given how sports documentaries authenticate particular viewpoints while being understood by audiences as historical reflections of reality. Although the film is praiseworthy for exposing the cultural construction of gender as well as some ways gender ideologies hamper female athletic success, this essay argues that The Heart of the Game’s progressive agenda is ultimately undercut by its simultaneous reproduction of gender and racial ideologies that actually marginalize women and girls in sport.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-01-11T09:28:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723519898705
  • The 2018 World Cup in Russia and Its Regimes of Visibility: The Cases of
           Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan
    • Authors: Andrey Makarychev, Alexandra Yatsyk
      First page: 375
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      The article addresses visualizations of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian and international digital media. Drawing on the scholarship on discoursive hegemony, the authors intoduce a concept of hegemonic regime of visibility as a general frame for understanding the dominant ways of visualizing mega-events which comprise elements of attractiveness and enjoyment, on one hand, and surveillance, control, and security, on the other. Based on the cases of Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan, the authors argue, first, that the 2018 World Cup’s hegemonic regime of visibility, co-administered by FIFA and Russian government, implied a hierarchy of performative roles prescribed to the host cities as major promoters of the event. Second, local authorities in Russia used this regime for self-(re)branding to advertise the cities/regions as parts of the global world and authentically specific spaces with unique folkloric and ethnic traditions. Third, the FIFA hegemonic regime of visibility was challenged by alternative incursions that destabilized and infused new meanings in the dominant visual order.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-05-26T12:14:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520919814
  • Why are East African Players Absent in European Football' Localizing
           African Football Migration Along Structural Constraints, Colonial Legacies
           and Voluntary Immobility
    • Authors: Christian Ungruhe, Mads Backer Schmidt
      First page: 397
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      While studies on transnational African football migration have increasingly attracted scholarly attention, little is known about the continent’s regional particularities. However, in contrast to the massive influx of footballers from West and North Africa, squads of European professional clubs seldom include players from East Africa. Yet, the concentration on West Africa in academic studies runs the risk of overgeneralizing certain practices on the African continent and, hence, of reproducing Africa’s standing as the homogeneous peripheral other. By analyzing the various historical, structural, and socio-cultural reasons for the general absence of migrant footballers from East Africa, we aim at contributing to a more nuanced picture of African football migration and further discuss the ambivalent consequences of players’ spatial immobility for East Africa’s football development.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-05-26T12:21:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520919820
  • A Case Study Exploring the Experiences of a Transgender Athlete in
           Synchronized Skating, a Subdiscipline of Figure Skating
    • Authors: Shannon S. C. Herrick, Meredith A. Rocchi, A. Lauren Couture
      First page: 421
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      The inclusion of transgender athletes in sport challenges a number of long-standing cis-heteronormative beliefs within athletics at all levels of competition. There are limited studies examining the integration and experiences of transgender athletes within amateur sport. The following case study follows the experiences of a transgender synchronized figure skater, Mason, who was able to continue competing throughout his transition process. We conducted eight semi-structured one-on-one interviews with Mason, his teammates, his team manager, and his past and present coaches. All interviews were digitally recorded, transcribed verbatim, and subject to thematic analysis which resulted in four overarching themes: (a) building inclusivity: “promote a safe space,” (b) acknowledging stress, (c) disclosure: “I didn’t want to talk about my past,” and (d) celebration. Results are interpreted as recommendations for coaches on how to adopt inclusive practices to better support transgender athletes.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-05-26T12:16:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520919816
  • A Model of Discipline: The Rule(s) of Midnight Football and the Production
           of Order in Subjects and Society
    • Authors: David Ekholm, Magnus Dahlstedt
      First page: 450
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores the rationalities of social change of a sports-based intervention, midnight football, carried out on two sites in the suburban landscape of Sweden. Based on interviews with coaches and managers and on-site observations, we examine how rationalities and technologies of social change are promoted, how technologies of social change are assumed to operate within the intervention, and how the intervention objectives are formed in relation to the technologies promoted. The analysis is guided by a Foucauldian perspective on disciplinary and pastoral power. It displays how various conceptualizations of risk underpin the intervention, and, in particular, technologies of spatial and temporal diversion. Youth are (dis)located to perceived sites of order and rule, as midnight football is portrayed as a regulated arena in opposition to outside sites of disorder. To form and visualize the rules of law, coaches, ascribed the position of role-models and law-makers, have a particularly important role to play, embodying law, rule, and conduct. In addition, disciplinary power operates through normalizing sanctions, stressing the corrective influence of coaches and readjustment of youth conduct. The technologies promoted are underpinned by goals to form a certain order of subjects, where ideals of conduct can be transferred and proliferated to the world outside, forming order and security in society. Those deemed at-risk and in need of social change, are addressed by means of discipline and control. Conclusively, the technologies promoted appear more as a symptom of existing patterns of inequalities and segregation than as a solution to the challenges confronted.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-05-26T12:18:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723520919818
  • Fake Meets Soul: Division Among Hawai‘i’s Japanese Surfers
    • Authors: Paul Christensen
      First page: 476
      Abstract: Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the Japanese surf community in and around Honolulu, Hawai‘i. I argue that a variety of factors, notably socioeconomic status and access to wealth, interpretation of popular media depictions that surround surfing, and a desire to project a “cool” bodily image, result in division within this community between those labeled as either “fake” or “soul” surfers. A division exacerbated by anger and frustration among Japanese soul surfers in Hawai‘i at the more pervasive presence of fake surfers. This division creates wider complications with the sociopolitical complexities governing the larger surfing community’s organization. The result is a contentious and sometimes confrontational mix delineated along lines of personal wealth, commitment to surfing, and adaptation to life in Hawai‘i that reveals culturally influenced understandings of how self-image and sporting commitment are cultivated and maintained. Further complicating the picture is the cultural significance given surfing in Hawai‘i as an influential component of native Hawaiian identity and means to resisting colonial incursion. By articulating these divisions of community around surfing as a nuanced and culturally weighty pursuit, I show the often hidden complexity governing the sport and its associated communities across Hawai‘i’s hallowed surf breaks and beaches.
      Citation: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
      PubDate: 2020-01-06T01:26:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0193723519898704
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