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[Commlist] ICA pre-conference: Sports Communication and Social Justice

Sat Mar 02 17:03:31 GMT 2019

We are delighted to share the provisional programme for our ICA pre-conference: Sports Communication and Social Justice.

Registration ($50, which includes lunch, coffee breaks and an evening reception) is now open at Please consider coming along.

*_ICA Preconference: Sports Communication and Social Justice_*

*Date: *24 May 2019. 9.00am - 5.00pm

*Location*: Institute on Disability and Public Policy at American University, Washington - _ <>_.

*ICA Divisions*: /Sports Communication/, and /Activism, Communication and Social Justice/

*Organisers*: Dan Jackson, Emma Pullen, Michael Silk (Bournemouth University) and Filippo Trevisan (American University, Washington)

*_8.30am – coffee and welcome_*

*_9.00-10.00am - Panel 1 (Chair, Emma Pullen, Bournemouth University)_*

*Sport, media and culture *

/Michael L. Butterworth (University of Texas at Austin)/

Sports Media and the Quest for Unity: How the Logic of Consensus Undermines Democratic Culture

/Michael Serazio (Boston College)/

The Power of Sports: Media and Spectacle in American Culture

/Thomas Corrigan (California State University, San Bernardino)/

New directions for critically theorizing the sports-media-society relationship: The Athletic and the disaggregation of sports media from public service journalism

*_10.00-10.15am – break_*

*_10.15-11.15am - Panel 2 _*

*Places and spaces of social justice (Chair, Cheryl Cooky, Purdue University)*

/Helen Morgan Parmett (University of Vermont) and Kate Ranachan (University of Minnesota)/

The Sportification of Place: Reimagining cities through the media-sport complex

/Perry B. Johnson and Courtney M. Cox (University of Southern California)/

“Superbowling” for Change: The Acoustic Territory of the Super Bowl Halftime Show


/W. Timothy Coombs and Sherry J. Holladay (Texas A&M University)/

Sensory Rooms for Fans: A Social Justice Concern for Those Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder

*_11.15-11.30am - break_*

*_11.30am-12.30pm - Panel 3 (Chair, Helen Morgan Parmett, University of Vermont)_*

*Race, activism and social justice**__*

/Adam Rugg (Fairfield University)/

Incorporating Activism: The NFL, Social Justice, and Player Agency

/Madison Green and Meredith Bagley (University of Alabama)/

More Than Kneeling: Colin Kaepernick and Athlete Voice

/Irene Blum, Isabel Awad and Jacco van Sterkenburg (Erasmus University Rotterdam)/

Protesting in a new media landscape: Colin Kaepernick and the return of Black athlete activism

*_12.30-1.15pm - lunch_*

*_1.45-2.30pm - Keynote (Chair, Lawrence Wenner, Loyola Marymount University) _*

/Marie Hardin (Pennsylvania State University)/

*_2.30-3.30pm - Panel 4 (Chair, Filippo Trevisan, American University, Washington)_*

*Athlete activism***

/Michael Mirer (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Adrianne Grubic (University of Texas)/

PR or Public Forum?: Athlete activism and audience response in team-operated media

/Cheryl Cooky (Purdue University) and Dunja Antunovic (Bradley University)/

Articulations of feminism in media narratives of athlete activism


/Emily Deering Crosby (University of Mary Washington)/

Larry Nassar and Rhetorical Monster-Making: Political Subversion in the #MeToo Sports Era

*_3.30-3.45pm - break_*

*_3.45-5pm - Panel 5 (Chair, Dan Jackson, Bournemouth University)_*


*Media and the margins*

/Cinzia Padovani (Loughborough University)/

The Extreme Right and Football Fan Groups: A Critical Analysis of Media Coverage

/Chen Chen and Dan Mason (University of Alberta)/

‘We Fought a Battle Bigger Than Lacrosse’: Media coverage of the Iroquois Nationals and the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship


/Timothy Mirabito (Ithaca College), Cathy McKay, Joshua R. Pate and Emeka Anaza (James Madison University)/

Engaging with wheelchair basketball: Analyzing viewer attitudes and actions toward ‘The Rebound: A Wheelchair Basketball Documentary’


/            Carolyn Jackson-Brown (Leeds Trinity University)/

Borrowing brands to create a brand: the commercial mediation of para-sport


*_5.00-5.30pm – reflections and closing remarks_*

Marie Hardin and Lawrence Wenner

*_5.30pm onwards – drinks reception _*

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