Research Committees

RC27 Sociology of Sport

Established in 1964


The Research Committee on Sociology of Sport was established to achieve the aims of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education and ISA, and in particular, to further research and scholarship related to the social meaning and significance of physical activity and sport; to promote international cooperation in the field of sociology of sport; to identify sociological problems in sport, and where appropriate, organize international research projects concerning same.

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Board 2016-2019


Christine DALLAIRE, University of Ottawa, Canada,


John HORNE, Waseda University, Japan, Treasurer and Delegate to ISA Research Council 
Cora BURNETT, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Mary MCDONALD, Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, USA
Brent MCDONALD, Victoria, University, Australia

Secretary General

Michael SAM, University of Otago, New Zealand,

Extended Board Members

Natalie BARKER-RUCHTI, Sweden
Tamas DOCZI, Hungary
Jinxia DONG, China
Rolando DROMUNDO, Mexico
Dong-Jhy Tony HWANG, Taiwan
Tomonori ISHIOKA, Japan
Hélène JONCHERAY, France
Sun-Yong KWON, Korea
Wanderley MARCHI Jr., Brazil
Eivind SKILLE, Norway
Jacco Van STERKENBURG, Netherlands

Ex-officio members  
IRSS editor Dominic MALCOLM, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Lawrence WENNER, Loyola Marymount University, USA (until December 2017)
Past President Elizabeth PIKE, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom



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Editor: Mary MCDONALD, Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, USA,


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