Hockey Research at the 2019 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Conference


In keeping with our effort to highlight academic research on hockey, we are pleased to post details about presentations occurring at the the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) annual conference, taking place this week in Virginia Beach, VA. The full 2019 conference program can be viewed here, and you can see various Hockey in Society posts related to hockey research at academic conferences here. Unfortunately abstracts are not yet posted online – we will update this page of/when they become available.

As usual year, there is an abundance of hockey-related research papers being presented, including by Hockey in Society contributors Brett Pardy and Doo Jae Park. Titles and author details appear below. Full abstracts will be posted when possible.

Unsettling Fandom: Disrupting Appeals to Settler Emotions in National Hockey League Broadcasting (Brett Pardy, McGill University)

Global Cultural Identity: The Case of NHL Global Series (Doo Jae Park, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, & Na Ri Shin, Texas Tech University)

Ice in their veins: How Black players persevered through hockey’s history of
discrimination (J.D. Simkins & Jacqueline McDowell, George Mason University)

Women’s Ice Hockey in China: Political Economy and Gender Equality (Hongxin Li, Karen Weiller & Calvin Nite, University of North Texas)

“My kids really hamstrung my career”: Motherhood and Gender Relations Among Ice Hockey Officials (Madison Danford, University of Toronto)

Rage at the Rink: Spectator Violence and Harassment in Youth Hockey in Canada (Curtis Fogel & Daniel Sailofsky, Brock University)

The Second Shift: The (Loving) Work Behind Professional Women’s Hockey (Jamie Ryan, Queen’s University)

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