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Mark Norman, Katelyn Esmonde and Courtney Szto

includes some critical reflections on the unique challenges to conducting public sociology in sport settings. Scholars may face barriers due to the unique social structures found in many sport subcultures, which frequently feature members (e.g., athletes, coaches, etc.) and gatekeepers (e.g., media members

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Katelyn Esmonde and Shannon Jette

to overcome all environmental barriers to physical activity. We use these findings as a vehicle through which to explore our second aim, which is to respond to the more recent calls within the sociology of sport and PCS for less anthropocentric and humanist modes of inquiry. Instead of focusing on

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Shawn Forde and Brian Wilson

as it pertains to sports and societal issues—and what are the explicit and subtle barriers to substantial change? We see this research as contributing to a limited body of literature on sports-related activism generally (see Harvey, Horne, Safai, & Darnell, 2013 ), and especially to thinking about

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Jafrā D. Thomas and Bradley J. Cardinal

); lifestyle promotion messages ( n  = 18); strategies to overcome exercise barriers ( n  = 13); and exercise nutrition education and strategies ( n  = 6). The publication/update year of the resources ranged from 2004 to 2016 ( M  = 2014.56, SD  = 2.09), though 25.15% of the resources ( n  = 41) did not

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Shara Crookston

, it is because they have little to no interest. What is being ignored, according to Cooky, are structural barriers, limited opportunities, and gender ideologies that construct hegemonic masculinity in sports ( Messner, 2002 ). Cooky challenges researchers to “consider how women and girls are

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Chris Knoester and Theo Randolph

their child. Overall, the findings are consistent with qualitative work on how and why families allocate their free time ( Harrington, 2006 ; 2015 ; Shaw & Dawson, 2001 ). They are also consistent with evidence that socioeconomic status, gender, and family structures are linked to barriers for sports

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Buffie Longmire-Avital, Takudzwa Madzima and Elyse Bierut

.1249/MSS.0b013e318213fefb 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318213fefb Greaney , M.L. , Less , F.D. , White , A.A. , Dayton , S.F. , Riebe , D. , Blissmer , B. , … Greene , G.W. ( 2009 ). College students’ barriers and enablers for healthful weight management: A qualitative study . Journal of Nutrition

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Emma Seal and Emma Sherry

sport for development and peace: Transnational perspectives on theory, policy and practice . London, UK : Routledge . Hinton , R. , & Earnest , J. ( 2010 ). The right to health: Overcoming inequalities and barriers to women’s health in Papua New Guinea . Women’s Studies International Forum, 33

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David Ekholm

from other parts of the city, so that the meetings themselves may break down social barriers and promote redeveloped social networks which altogether could constitute a social glue within society. In this sense, participation in sport is believed to lead to a kind of bridging social capital development

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Andrew Hammond, Ruth Jeanes, Dawn Penney and Deana Leahy

that experiences of disability sport coaches raise “a number of important questions about the structure of ‘coach education,’ the role of the coach, the hierarchies within disabled sport, the impact of commodification on the disabled body and the (perceived) barriers to physical activity for disabled