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Samuel M. Clevenger, Oliver Rick, and Jacob Bustad

reimagining of the sports model dominating the industry: uber-sport , a term Andrews ( 2019 , p. 10) uses to explicate the “corporatization, commercialization, spectacularization, and celebritization of the traditional sports event” as it exists in 21st-century consumer, neoliberal capitalism. According to

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Grace Yan, Hanhan Xue, and Chad Seifried

another landmark of contemporary sport-driven urban planning, the path toward Wrigley’s redevelopment(s) has been an enduringly turbulent one—as forces of neoliberalism, state governance, and public interest (and resistance) have persistently collided along the way. Early on, preservation constraints were

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Ronald L. Mower

language and politics of neoliberal colorblindness would frame much of the programming, promotion, and pedagogical training of FBY. Using subtle racially coded language, the ease with which he spoke about people who look “shady” and participate in gang-related activities, combined with the condescending

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Bryan C. Clift

, non-governmental organization that focuses on the perennial issue of homelessness in America cities. Within urban America, the organization illustrates how the rhetoric of “recovery” yokes the entrepreneurial ethos of neoliberalism with the management of homeless people. Participants in the

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Eun-Young Lee, Patrick Abi Nader, Salomé Aubert, Silvia A. González, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Asaduzzaman Khan, Wendy Y. Huang, Taru Manyanga, Shawnda Morrison, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, and Mark S. Tremblay

macrolevel factor such as a country’s political ideology (ie, a system of ideas, one which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy) influences physical activity and, ultimately, human health and well-being. 15 In particular, neoliberal capitalist ideology, an ideology that promotes

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Brian Wilson and Lyndsay Hayhurst

This article reports findings from an interview-based study focused around the role of the Internet in the development and operations of four nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that use sport as part of their youth engagement efforts. Findings showed, on the one hand, how the emergence of certain NGOs would not have been possible if not for the Internet. On the other hand, it was clear that the Internet contributes to a form of “ironic activism,” meaning that the practices that underlie certain forms of Internet-enabled NGO activity also reproduce neoliberal, market-driven approaches to dealing with social problems. The article includes discussion about ways in which the use of communication technologies by “sport for development” NGOs is reflective of broader developments in and around the NGO community.

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Jennifer McClearen

conditions for women sportscasters whose experiences are embedded in broader discourses of gender and power in American culture writ large. Harrison argues that the present entanglement of feminist and neoliberal discourses fashion an “idealized female sportscaster subject” that women must embody to do their

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Na Ri Shin, PhD Candidate

By Ryan King-White . Published in 2018 by Rutgers University Press , New Brunswick, NJ Sport and the Neoliberal University: Profit, Politics, and Pedagogy , a collection of essays edited by Ryan King-White, offers a critical take on a timely issue in the intercollegiate sport. In 10 chapters

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Mark A. Uphill and Brian Hemmings

The aim of this paper is to present a critical reflection on mental toughness using a creative analytic practice. In particular, we move from intrapersonal technical reflections to an altogether more interpersonal cultural analysis that (re)considers some of the assumptions that can underpin sport psychology practice. Specifically, in the ripples that extend from these initial technical reflections, we argue that it is important to understand vulnerability, and consider (a) wounded healers, (b) the ideology of individualism, and (c) the survivor bias to help make sense of current thinking and applied practice. Emerging from these ripples are a number of implications (naming elephants, tellability, neoliberalism) from which sport psychologists may reflect upon to enhance their own practice. In making visible the invisible, we conclude that vulnerability can no longer be ignored in sport psychology discourse, research, and practice. Should this story of vulnerability resonate, we encourage you, where appropriate to share this story.

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Phillip Ward, Hal A. Lawson, Hans van der Mars, and Murray F. Mitchell

forces, American life and social institutions already were undergoing change, albeit incrementally and mostly under cover. Significantly, digital age technologies already were challenging conventional models and strategies for education and schooling at all levels. (d) “Neoliberal initiatives” aimed at