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Jay Coakley

infrastructure, the production of significant knowledge, and the diversity of scholars—are identified in this section and discussed in connection with the external factors that have influenced them and the sociology of sport. Global Growth Over the last 40 years, the sociology of sport has attracted more

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Eleni Diakogeorgiou, R. Richard Ray Jr., Sara Brown, Jay Hertel, and Douglas J. Casa

with openness to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The athletic training profession of 1980 and earlier was almost exclusively composed of White men. Women began to swell the ranks of ATs as Title IX began to expand opportunities for girls and women to participate in athletics and thus gain exposure to

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Joseph Hamill, Kathleen M. Knutzen, and Timothy R. Derrick

sessions, each with a different topic area in biomechanics. Some of these topic areas are listed in Table  1 . These different topic areas are an indication of the diversity of the areas of study within biomechanics. Table 1 Topic Areas Illustrating the Diversity of Content in Biomechanics Sport

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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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Andrew M. Hammond, Andrea Bundon, Caitlin Pentifallo Gadd, and Tim Konoval

high-performance discourses mediated enactment ( Hammond et al., 2020 ). Thus, a person’s disability status was a criterion to become a high-performance athlete, rather than a sport looking at ways they could better incorporate diversity. Therefore, diversity as a result of disability did not seem to

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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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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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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