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Erin E. Ayala, Alison Riley-Schmida, Kathryn P. A. Faulkner, and Kelsey Maleski

; Kaskan & Ho, 2016 ). Women and culturally diverse athletes may be especially prone to microaggressions when competing in sports with little diversity ( Hall, 2001 ). The gender disparity in competitive cycling is larger than in many other sports, with only 15% of licensed cyclists registered as women for

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George B. Cunningham and Calvin Nite

Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus sang the national anthem prior to the contest, and halftime performers sang about love. The team’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Nzinga Shaw, commented that the event and others like it helped to reach new target markets, unify the fan base, and create social good in the

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Dawn E. Trussell

, 2015b ). Although there have been subtle shifts in how diverse sexual identities and trans identities are perceived in sport organizations, recent evidence suggests that homophobia and prejudice persist. Despite commitment to, and support for, diversity in sport organizations (e.g.,  Cunningham, 2015a

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Lori A. Gano-Overway

research, theoretical papers, reviews, practical articles, and commentaries from a diversity of disciplinary perspectives using varied methodologies. I would like to continue to encourage these submissions; however, I would certainly welcome work that is interdisciplinary or uses mixed method approaches

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Pirkko Markula

( 1994 ), this distinction has created a dominant “image of thought” that has enabled the steady growth of the philosophical tree of representational logic: a type of thinking that, supported by a singular root, excludes multiplicity and diversity. Many familiar social theories are now assigned to the

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Andrew Hammond, Ruth Jeanes, Dawn Penney, and Deana Leahy

standards of normalcy. We argue that under the conditions of neoliberal-able rationality sport can only ever produce what Barton ( 1997 ) has referred to as integration, as opposed to a more progressive and subversive form of inclusion: [Inclusion] is about responding to diversity; it is about listening to

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Cecilia Stenling and Michael Sam

’s everyday life and context,” their “needs and how they think,” and “their position and how they act” (C4). Because of the diversity of whom they wish to influence—and consequently of what constitutes their “every day life”—the same overarching justification is “pitched” differently toward different targets

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Jules Boykoff

.D. , & Hill , D.C. ( 2017 , April 3 ). Blending scholar and activist identities: Establishing the need for scholar activism . Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 10 ( 4 ): 381 – 399 . doi:10.1037/dhe0000060 10.1037/dhe0000060 Said , E. ( 1994 ). Representations of the Intellectual: The 1993

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C. Keith Harrison and Jay J. Coakley

sociology of sport literature, nor was it represented at the 1995 conference (even though theme of NASSS that year was “Cultural Diversity and the Sport Experience”). And so, it may have taken 25 years since that first meeting—and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears on the part of so many scholars, ballers

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Jonathan Robertson, Ryan Storr, Andrew Bakos, and Danny O’Brien

organizations engage with LGBT diversity within Australia. Recently, efforts have been made to understand how community sport organizations are responding to increased diversity more broadly ( Spaaij et al., 2016 ), but inclusion on the basis of sexuality has often been absent from such conversations. Cricket