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Call for papers: “Football, Politics and Popular Culture”

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Call for papers: “Football, Politics and Popular Culture”

Topics of papers may range from football and migration, fan culture, politics, race and identity among other related themes.

The second Annual Conference of the Football Collective will take place on 23 to 24 November 2017 at the University of Limerick in Ireland. The keynote speakers will be Dr Simon McKerrell (Newcastle University) and Dr Mark Doidge (University of Brighton).

The conference title is “Football, Politics and Popular Culture”, and the event will welcome academics and students across disciplines to share their football research. Papers may address the following topics:

  • Migration
  • Racism
  • Islamophobia/anti-Muslim racism
  • Ethno-national formation
  • Conflict (Ethno-national, Ideological, Sectarian etc.)
  • Sectarianism
  • Identities
  • Class politics
  • Gender and Sexualities
  • Fan culture
  • Political songs / chants
  • Its representation in popular culture (including film and literature)
  • Other themes relevant to the Football Collective themes

More information on submitting proposals can be found at the Football Collective website.



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