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 the HKIN264 Sport Sociology course, 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 it’s position as an institution shaping and shaped by societies within which it is embedded. A link is also is made to at least one scholarly article, which counterbalances the news items that are taken up as topics throughout.