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The Norwegian Football Family and Strategic Crisis Communication

Elsa Kristiansen, Therese Dille, and Simon Tærud Day

communication in two parts to understand the strategy. First, we introduced the concept football family, as this serves as the basis for the NFF’s crisis communication. Then, based on our observations and data, we elaborated on the four phases of political engagement of crisis communication under COVID-19. We

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Eco-Modernist Environmental Politics and Counter-Activism Around the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

Kyoung-yim Kim and Heejoon Chung

political engagements in the Games’ ecological concerns. Specifically, this section examines key actors and their different forms of political engagement and discursive strategies for challenging the dominant environmental discourses and practices of the Olympic Games. The main actors for drawing together

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Unmasking the Political Power of Physical Activity Research: Harnessing the “Apolitical-Ness” as a Catalyst for Addressing the Challenges of Our Time

Eun-Young Lee and Mark S. Tremblay

individuals for their own well-being. Regrettably, this perceived lack of political engagement in physical activity research is contributing to its diminishing prioritization among politicians and decision makers in various countries. An illustrative example can be seen in Canada where ParticipACTION, the

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Top Rated on Five Networks—and Nearly as Many Devices: The NFL, Social TV, Fantasy Sport, and the Ever-Present Second Screen

Andrew C. Billings, Melvin Lewis, Kenon A. Brown, and Qingru Xu

civic and political engagement . Journal of Communication, 60 ( 3 ), 536 – 555 . doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.2010.01496.x 10.1111/j.1460-2466.2010.01496.x Chang , C.M. , & Hsu , M.S. ( 2016 ). Understanding the determinants of users’ subjective well-being in social networking sites: An integration

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Ecological Modernization and the Olympics: The Case of Golf and Rio’s “Green” Games

Rob Millington, Simon C. Darnell, and Brad Millington

of these “common sense” narratives. Yet, to point to the post-political nature of the sustainable development promise of Rio 2016 is not to argue that ecological modernization has escaped political engagement entirely. The construction of a new golf course on environmentally protected land has

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Riding the Lines: Academia, Public Intellectual Work, and Scholar-Activism

Jules Boykoff

, environmental benefit, and economic growth. But in recent years most of these assurances have been debunked by sociologically minded academics coming from numerous angles. Sociologists at the intersection of sport and race have examined how athletes of color have fomented critical political engagement

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We Did It: A Content Analysis of Australian and New Zealand Online News Media Coverage of the Bid Process for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Eleanor Crabill, Callie Maddox, and Adam Beissel

Some,” “Equality of How,” and “Opportunities to be Better.” She discusses the sports culture in Australia and New Zealand, explaining, These are also countries where there are longstanding cultural and legal traditions of white women’s equality as far as education, political engagement, and business

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Human Capital Ecosystem Construction in an Emerging Rugby Market

Christopher M. McLeod and Calvin Nite

knowledge, skills, health, and values embodied in people and not separable from them ( Becker, 1994 ). Organizations and people can invest in human capital and expect long-term returns in income, productivity, political engagement, and quality of life ( Becker, 1994 ; Psacharopoulos & Patrinos, 2018

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Mountain Equipment Co-Op, “Diversity Work,” and the “Inclusive” Politics of Erasure

Jason Laurendeau, Tiffany Higham, and Danielle Peers

subjectivity which positions consumption as a satisfying means of political engagement. ( 2009 , p. 232) That is, some of MEC’s branding revolves around it being a “do good corporation” ( Withers, 2012 ), selling products with the promise that members’ “purchases help conserve the places where we play and

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Once More, With Feeling: Sport, National Anthems, and the Collective Power of Affect

Mary G. McDonald

Indigenous and settler audience members” ( Robinson, 2014 , p. 278). These responses are therefore representative of a broader contemporary mood describe by Thrift ( 2008 ) as an era of “declining formal modes of efficacy, and especially political engagement” where “Western cultures are becoming increasingly