News: Mary G. McDonald Edits Two Books

Mary McDonald

Posted February 4, 2020

Mary G. McDonald, the Homer C. Rice Chair in Sports and Society has recently co-edited two anthologies, each with former Sports, Society, and Technology Postdoctoral Fellows who also taught courses in the School of History and Sociology during their tenures at Georgia Tech.

The first anthology with Dr. Matt Ventresca, currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Calgary, is Sociocultural Examinations of Sports Concussions (Routledge, 2020). This collection includes a co-authored introduction and nine chapters from some of the leading experts studying traumatic brain injury and sports. Given that most of the scholarship related to sports concussions emanates from biomedical and scientific perspectives, this anthology is among the first collections exclusively devoted to the study of sociocultural issues related to traumatic brain injury and sports. https://www.routledge.com/Sociocultural-Examinations-of-Sports-Concussions-1st-Edition/Ventresca-McDonald/p/book/9780367134501

The second anthology is with former SST Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Jennifer Sterling, currently at the University of Iowa. Sports, Society, and Technology: Bodies, Practices, and Knowledge Production (Palgrave, 2020) features an editor’s introduction and 10 substantive chapters by scholars writing at the intersections of Sports Studies and Science and Technology Studies. This volume is unique in offering multiple analyses grounded in the critical study of sport, society, and technology. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-32-9127-0