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Dr James Cherrington

Senior Lecturer


Summary

Jim is a senior lecturer in the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity. His research explores how identity, bodies, knowledges and objects are materialised in/through everyday life, with much of his recent work dedicated to investigating the socio-historical, socio-technical and political conditions of 'nature' (sport). His most recent research project examines the impact that electric mountain bikes are having on health and the environment. Jim currently teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate modules relating to sport and social theory, alternative physical activities and sport branding. He welcomes applications from potential PhD students with an interest in the relationships between sport, physical activity and society, especially those that relate to green exercise, technology and society, or extreme/alternative sport. 

 

 

Teaching

Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

Health And Wellbeing

  • BSc Physical Activity, Sport and Health
  • BSc Sport Business Management
  • BSc Sport Development with Coaching
 

 

Understanding Physical Activity, Alternative Physical Activities, Football and Society

Research

Defining the Social, Cultural and Political Impact of Outdoor Activities in Sheffield

Publications

Cherrington, J., & Black, J. (2020). Spectres of nature in the trail building assemblage. International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure, 3 (1), 71-93. http://doi.org/10.1007/s41978-019-00048-w

Black, J., & Cherrington, J. (2020). ‘Nature doesn’t care that we’re there’: Re-Symbolizing Nature’s ‘Natural’ Contingency. International Journal of Žižek Studies, 14 (1), 1-26. http://zizekstudies.org/index.php/IJZS/article/view/1139

Cherrington, J., & Black, J. (2019). Mountain bike trail building, ‘dirty’ work and a new terrestrial politics. World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. http://doi.org/10.1080/02604027.2019.1698234

Cherrington, J. (2019). Media Review: Joe Bowman and Aaron Bartlett (Directors/Producers), "Gamble", Steel City Media/Creative Concept. International review for the sociology of sport. http://doi.org/10.1177/1012690219843666

Cherrington, J., Black, J., & Tiller, N. (2018). Running away from the taskscape : ultramarathon as ‘dark ecology’. Annals of Leisure Research, 1-21. http://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2018.1491800

Cherrington, J. (2014). 'It's just superstition I suppose ... I've always done something on game day': The construction of everyday life on a university basketball team. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 49 (5), 509-525. http://doi.org/10.1177/1012690212461632

Cherrington, J., & Watson, B. (2010). Shooting a diary, not just a hoop: using video diaries to explore the embodied everyday contexts of a university basketball team. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 2 (2), 267-281. http://doi.org/10.1080/19398441.2010.488036

Black, J., & Cherrington, J. (n.d.). Posthuman to Inhuman: mHealth technologies and the digital health assemblage. Theory & Event.

Book chapters

Cherrington, J. (2022). Mountain biking in the (Neg)Anthropocene. Encountering, witnessing, and reorienting to, the end of the ‘natural’ world. In Black, J., & Cherrington, J. (Eds.) Sport and Physical Activity in Catastrophic Environments. Routledge

Cherrington, J., & Black, J. (2022). Introduction. Sport and physical activity in catastrophic environments – Tuning to the ‘weird’ and the ‘eerie’. In Sport and Physical Activity in Catastrophic Environments. Routledge: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.4324/9781003225065/sport-physical-activity-catastrophic-environments-jack-black-jim-cherrington

Black, J., & Cherrington, J. (2020). Community as Hyperobject: Exploring the ‘Spectral Plains’ of Leisure. In Glover, T., & Sharpe, E. (Eds.) Leisure and its Communities: Rethinking Mutuality, Collective Expression, and Belonging in the New Century. Routledge

Woodhouse, D., & Cherrington, J. (2018). Walking in the shoes of others: Critical reflection in community sport management and physical activity. In Wilson, R., & Platts, C. (Eds.) Managing and developing community sport. (pp. 30-44). London: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Managing-and-Developing-Community-Sport/Wilson-Platts/p/book/9781138674332

Cherrington, J., & Gregory, M. (2017). Where nature and culture coalesce: The social, cultural and political impact of outdoor recreation in Sheffield. In Turner, D., & Carnicelli, S. (Eds.) Lifestyle sports and public policy. (pp. 100-116). London: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Lifestyle-Sports-and-Public-Policy/Turner-Carnicelli/p/book/9781138652217

Cherrington, J. (2015). Basketball, embodiment and the everyday. In Wellard, I. (Ed.) Researching Embodied Sport : Exploring Movement Cultures. (pp. 101-116). London: Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315761121

Books

Cherrington, J., & Black, J. (Eds.). (2022). Sport and Physical Activity in Catastrophic Environments. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Sport-and-Physical-Activity-in-Catastrophic-Environments/Black-Cherrington/p/book/9781032125411

Internet Publications

Cherrington, J. (2021). Are e-bikes ruining mountain biking? https://theconversation.com/are-e-bikes-ruining-mountain-biking-166121

Cherrington, J. (2020). Mountain bikers can strengthen the connection between humans, nature and recreational space. https://theconversation.com/mountain-bikers-can-strengthen-the-connection-between-humans-nature-and-recreational-space-137206

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