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Robbie Millington publishes a chapter in Celebrity philanthropy (2015)

See below for information on a recent publication by Robbie Millington. Millington, R. (2015). Celebrating development through sport: Interrogating the intersections of celebrity philanthropy, sport for development and peace, and global capitalism. In P. Allatson & E. Jefferies (Eds.), Celebrity philanthropy.

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Driving to the 'Net: Blogs, Frames and Politics in the New York Islanders’ Stadium Saga

KRG researcher Matt Ventresca has co-authored a paper with Mark Norman, Courtney Szto & Simon Darnell titled, ‘Driving to the ‘Net: Blogs, Frames and Politics in the New York Islanders’ Stadium Saga’. The article is accessible online through the Journal of Sport and Social Issues. Abstract:  In this collaborative article written by a group of contributors […]

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A team effort succeeds

Brett Favre, prescription painkillers, and the National Football League Abstract:  This paper uses a genealogical approach to explore the conjuncture at which the longstanding but partial and uneasy silence surrounding painkiller use in the National Football League seems increasingly under threat. We historicize and problematize apparently self-evident narratives about painkiller use in contemporary football by […]

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Dr. Samantha King, Journal of Sport and Social Issues

Beyond the war on drugs? Prescription opioids and the NFL Abstract: The recent problematization of opioid use among National Football League players presents an opportunity for scholars to rethink conventional approaches to drugs in sport, and to incorporate into their analyses a consideration of medically authorized substances. Such an undertaking may help illuminate the social dimensions […]

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Lyndsay Hayhurst, Rob Millington & Simon Darnell, The non-governmental Agencies Perspective

Hayhurst, L Lyndsay., Millington, R., & Darnell, S. (Forthcoming). The non-governmental Agencies Perspective. In M. Parent & J.L. Chappelet (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sports Events Management: A Stakeholder Approach. New York: Routledge. In this co-authored book chapter, Dr. Lyndsay Hayhurst (University of British Columbia), Rob Millington, and Dr. Simon Darnell (University of Toronto) examine the […]

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Scott Carey, Rob Millington & Carolyn Prouse, Branding boundaries: Colonial sporting identities, and the racialized body

Carey, S., Millington, R., & Prouse, C. (2014). Branding boundaries: Colonial sporting identities, and the racialized body. In J. Gillett & M. Gilbert (Eds.), Sport, Animals and Society. New York: Routledge In this co-authored book chapter, Scott Carey, Rob Millington, and Carolyn Prouse (University of British Columbia) explore the ways in which athletes, fans and […]

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Rob Millington & Simon Darnell, Constructing and contesting the Olympics online: The Internet, Rio 2016 and the politics of Brazilian development

Publications Millington, R., & Darnell, S. (In press). Constructing and contesting the Olympics online: The Internet, Rio 2016 and the politics of Brazilian development. International Review for the Sociology of Sport (available online). In this co-authored article, Rob Millington and Dr. Simon Darnell (University of Toronto) explore how the awarding of the 2016 Summer Olympics […]

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Samantha King published in the International Journal of Drug Policy

  On January 13, 2013, the International Journal of Drug Policy released an online version of Samantha King’s “Oxy in Ontario: The Multiple Materialities of Prescription Painkillers.” In this article, Samantha offers a critical history of the emergence of OxyContin as a social problem in Ontario. The unedited version is now available online here. 

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KRG explores the sport/food nexus

Conference papers and publications

King Research Group member Matt Ventresca has teamed up with fellow Queen’s graduate student Jennifer Brady to examine the ways in which food materializes in and through contemporary discourses surrounding sport and exercise. Ventresca and Brady aim to extend studies of food and eating in fan cultures to include investigations into the ways in which […]

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Andrea Phillipson published in the Critical Public Health

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On September 25, 2013, Critical Public Health released an online version of Andrea Phillipson’s “Translating Critical Public Health.” In this article, Andrea reflects on the impossible and imperative task of practicing knowledge translation as a critical health scholar.

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