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Aaron C. Mansfield, Matthew Katz, and Elizabeth B. Delia

their “identity work” ( Sveningsson & Alvesson, 2003 ). Context As fandom has gained societal prominence, the understanding of what it means to “be a fan” has developed; indeed, a culture has coalesced. Among sport scholars, it became clear in the early 1990s that this culture entails elements that are

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Christine E. Wegner, Bradley J. Baker, and Gareth J. Jones

identities by limiting opportunities to build collective solidarity, especially among newcomers. Understanding when organizational identities form has important implications for the effective management of volunteers, and identity work provides an appropriate theoretical lens through which to understand this

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John Hockey

This article examines the importance of “identity work” for the maintenance of athletic identity in the face of prolonged injury, and the part that type of work played in successful athletic rehabilitation. It is based on collaborative autoethnographic research undertaken by two middle/long distance runners during a 2-year period of injury and rehabilitation. The narrative delineates the various kinds of identity work that were crucial to the process of rehabilitation, focusing in turn on routines and settings, appearance and embodiment, identity talk, and differential association. The article concludes by conceptualizing identity work as a strategy that can play a vital part in the recovery process of injured athletes.

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Craig G. Hyatt and William M. Foster

A de-escalation of team fandom model was created based on identity work theory. To both test the model and understand how once highly identified fans of sports teams could eventually become non-fans, 23 former fans of National Hockey League (NHL) teams were interviewed. The reasons given for their de-escalation in fandom can be categorized into seven themes: sport in general, the sport of hockey, the league, the team, individual players, media, and life. For those fans who remain fans of the sport, watching national teams play in international competition has been a common practice in the years since the bond with their former favorite NHL team was severed. While only a minority of participants believes it realistically possible they could ever become NHL team fans again in the future, some suggested their children or grandchildren might pull them back into fandom.

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Aaron C. Mansfield

’s understanding of self ( Hogg et al., 1995 ). When such changes occur, individuals engage in “identity work” or “people being engaged in the forming, repairing, maintaining, strengthening or revising (of) the constructions that are productive of a sense of coherence and distinctiveness” ( Sveningsson & Alvesson

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Bryan C. Clift

homelessness ( Borchard, 2010 ). Urban Change, Homeless Discourses, and Identity Work The idea of a homeless person running is likely to conjure images of someone running to get away from something or someone, or an individual or group of people being run out of city spaces. An association not likely made

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Britton W. Brewer, Christine M. Caldwell, Albert J. Petitpas, Judy L. Van Raalte, Miquel Pans, and Allen E. Cornelius

important implications for student athlete programming. In addition to its utility as a research instrument, the measure has the potential to be used (a) as part of group career exploration/development programs for student athletes (identity work is a common part of career exploration

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James Brighton, Robert C. Townsend, Natalie Campbell, and Toni L. Williams

activity across the lifespan (pp.  175 – 191 ). London, UK : Springer Nature . 10.1057/978-1-137-48562-5_9 Fitzgerald , H. , & Kirk , D. ( 2009 ). Identity work: Young disabled people, family and sport . Leisure Studies, 28 ( 4 ), 469 – 488 . doi: 10.1080/02614360903078659 Fitzpatrick , T

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Martin Roderick and Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Research Team. Her current research interests cohere around issues of embodiment and the sociology of the body, feminist phenomenology, the sociology of the senses, and identity/identity work. References Adler , P.A. , & Adler , P. ( 1989 ). The gloried self: The aggrandizement and the constriction of

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Mara Simon and Laura Azzarito

through any means they wished. The second interview then included a discussion of the visual identity work as part of the participants’ narratives. A third member–check interview enhanced validity, ensured accuracy, and provided a final opportunity for the participants to share additional information. The