This blog is edited by Ornella Nzindukiyimana, Assistant professor of sport history and sociology at St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, Nova Scotia).
Blog entries are primarily from students in a Sport Sociology course given in the Human Kinetics Department, an undergraduate course that explores sport in society. The brief entries are designed to illustrate the issues and controversies that are raised by the sport industry and sport spaces in North American societies and beyond.
The aim is to demonstrate, share, and stir up a conversation about how sport is not an apolitical and neutral arena of social life, and to highlight its position as an institution that shapes and and is shaped by the socio-cultural context within which it is embedded. A link is also is made to the sociology of sport literature, which illustrates how a given topic is being explored by scholars. This demonstrates the embedded of sport within the fabric of society as more than games.