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Rasmus K. Storm and Ulrik Wagner

Sports scandals are often discussed in the media and research literature without any deeper reflection on their specificities or development. As the economic and political significance of sport seem to grow in correlation with the development of globalization and new social media, the call for a sociological understanding of the downsides of sport becomes imperative. By deploying a communication-theory framework supplemented with insights from discourse theory, this article aims to develop a theoretical model of the sports scandal. It presents a 5-step model encompassing initial steps of transgression, followed by a publicly observed dislocation destabilizing the social order, which subsequently results in moral communication, environmental pressure for appropriate action, and, finally, an institutional solution.

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Kamiel Reid and Christine Dallaire

relation to soccer’s continued role as a site for reproducing hegemonic masculinities in the UK. Drawing on Foucauldian discourse theory ( Foucault, 1977 , 1982 ), our research contributes to the limited number of studies on female soccer match officials by complicating this picture and showing that the

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Lisa A. Kihl and Vicki Schull

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Ray Gamache

other social practices” ( Jørgensen & Phillips, 2002 , p. 61). The research focus of discourse theory is accordingly both the discursive practices which construct representations of the world, social subjects, and social relations, including power relations, and the role that these discursive practices

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Jesse Couture

Publications Ltd . Hall , S. ( 2001 ). Foucault: Power, knowledge and discourse . In M. Wetherell , S. Taylor , & S.J. Yates (eds.) Discourse theory and practice: A reader (pp.  72 – 81 ). London, UK : Sage Publications . Han , A.P. ( 2017 , June 2 ). Journal retracts Ohio State CrossFit