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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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KRG Presents

Victoria Niva Millious, HelsinkiPhotoMedia Conference

KRG member Victoria Niva Millious presented a paper with John Hillman, Falmouth University, Cornwall at the HelsinkiPhotoMedia conference last week. The paper titled, “Paratxis, power and the photograph” combined Victoria’s work on medical imaging with John’s work on participatory photography Paper Abstract: This paper considers how the juxtaposition of disparate perceptual elements forms the experience of […]

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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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KRG Recently Published

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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KRG Teaches

Scott Carey, HLTH 334: The Politics of Health and Illness

This winter semester Scott is  teaching HLTH 334, The Politics of Health and Illness, in the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies. This course seeks to introduce students to the work of Michel Foucault as a means to critically think about the contemporary discourses (e.g. biomedical, psychological, neoliberal, etc.) that shape our experience of health […]

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Rob Millington and Matt Ventresca, KNPE 167: Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Sport and Physical Activity

This winter semester, Rob Millington and Matt Ventresca are Teaching Fellows for KNPE 167: Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Sport and Physical Activity This course focuses on sport as a social, political, and cultural phenomena in Canada and globally. Sport impacts our daily lives in direct and indirect ways: It can shape identities (e.g. notions of masculinity […]

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KRG presents at AAA

American Anthropology Association

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King Research Group students Victoria Millious and Andrea Phillipson travelled to Chicago, IL last week to join over 6,000 anthropologists at the annual American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting. The conference theme, “Future Publics, Current Engagements,” provided a fitting environment for Victoria and Andrea to enter the field of anthropology and share their work on critical food studies […]

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