Synthia Sydnor, PhD
Department of Kinesiology
Degree: Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1988
Areas of Interest: Cultural & Interpretive Studies, Anthropology, Christian Theology, Philosophy, Architecture
I work within specific schools of thought within these broad disciplines
in an attempt to forge new, valuable ways of understanding, performing,
conversing and writing about sport, play and games.
2000. 'Sport, Celebrity and Liminality,' in Noel Dyck, Getting into the Game: Anthropological Perspectives on Sport. London: Berg Publishers, pp. 221-241.
2000. Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise,' in Stan Brown ed., Introduction to Exercise Science, chap. 2. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, pp. 26-41.
1998. 'A History of Synchronized Swimming,' in Steven Pope, guest ed., 'Special Issue: The Practice of Sport History.' Journal of Sport History, 25, 252-267.
1998. ''How do you warm up for a stretch class?' Sub/in/di/verting Hegemonic Shoves Toward Sport,' in G. Rail and J. Harvey, eds., Sport and Postmodern Times. pp. 21-32. Albany: State University of New York Press. (equally co-authored with Nathaniel H. Kohn)
1998. '(Un)toward joy: Movement, Sport and the Meaning of Life,' in Margaret
C. Duncan, Garry Chick, and Alan Aycock, eds., Play Writes: Diversions
and Divergences in Fields of Play: Play & Culture Studies, Volume
1. Greenwich CT: Ablex Publishing Co., pp. 275-287. (equally co-authored
with Nathaniel H. Kohn)
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