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Matthew R. Hodler

—explored productions of Whiteness. As such, the special issue “engage[d] the complexities, contingencies, and tensions of whiteness” and treated the privileged constructions of Whiteness as “shifting and part of a dynamic process” ( McDonald, 2005 , p. 249). It is this very plasticity that helps Whiteness maintain its

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Manal Hamzeh

religion. “Culture” becomes shorthand for the complexities of religiosity, muslimness and Islam in all it’s forms throughout history. “Culture” becomes the main trope to understand muslims . This use of “culture”, as an analytic category to describe the complex circumstances and the interlocking

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Bryan E. Denham

empathy. In fact, Knifsend and Juvonen ( 2013 , 2017 ) observed significant associations between identity complexity and favorable intergroup attitudes (see also, Riek et al., 2010 ; Schmid et al., 2009 ). Given overall findings of studies addressing sports participation and attitudes toward members of

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Mitchell McSweeney

) provides an example of such an approach through an autoethnographic analysis of her practitioner work in SFD. She provided four “vignettes to highlight that this form of SFD evidence [autoethnography] can best capture some of the messiness, ambiguities and complexities of the SFD field and of SFD

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Rebecca Olive

who research surfing tend to be, ourselves, surfers, and this collection is no different with most of the author biographies including a claim to surfing identity and longevity that hints at the complexity of doing critical work in this field. This reflects what Gilio-Whitaker calls “surf culture

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Michael Dao

diversity of people’s knowledge and experiences in SfD. By locating this book in Zambia, more specifically two communities of Zambia, Lindsey et al. discuss the complexity of locale-specific SfD research. The book discusses how the generalization of SfD in specific locales is much more complex than imagined

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Stanley Thangaraj

enhance a population’s level of wellbeing and happiness.” (195) The two quotes from different sections of this multiple-authored book capture, in one respect, the complexities and nuances of studying pleasure and sport. Richard Pringle, Robert E. Rinehart, and Jayne Caudwell rightly title their book as

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Martha Saavedra

events (e.g. the invasion of Crimea and Ukraine, Brexit, No DAPL protests, the concatenated complexity of the conflict in Syria, the resurgence of populism and anti-democratic strongmen, the North Korean nuclear threat, etc.). Could there be a globally-endorsed Olympics, professional football league, or

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Kathryn Henne and Madeleine Pape

with differences of sexual development do not benefit from a “male-like” (thus unfair) athletic advantage. Feminist scholars have critiqued these practices for policing women’s bodies and imposing binary sex categories in ways that deny human biological complexity ( Henne, 2014 ; Pieper, 2016 ). In

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Rebecca A. Alt

propose tangible scholarly and practical solutions that acknowledge the complexities highlighted within the book. The authors establish the exigence for their study by critiquing a 2016 public opinion poll conducted by the Washington Post , which suspiciously concluded that 9 in 10 Native Americans “don