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Sport, Leisure and Social Justice Conference

Sport, Leisure and Social Justice Conference

A conference to explore questions regarding the role of both sport and academics in addressing issues surrounding social justice and equity.

Date

09/19/2013 00:00

Location

University of Brighton|20.09.2013

This conference aims to explore and expand questions regarding the role of both sport and academics in addressing issues surrounding social justice and equity. Specifically: How have the traditions of academics and public intellectualism shifted? What is, and should be, the relationship between academics and social activism? How can universities continue to engage with concerns about equality, human rights and social justice?

Specifically related to sport studies, sport practices and sport cultures, we engage with four themes:

  • Socio-cultural scholars of sport and leisure as public intellectuals
  • Sport development and peace (SDP)
  • Sporting communities and campaigns for change
  • Social Justice through media, new media, film and documentaries

The conference will be hosted by the Sport and Leisure Cultures research cluster at the University of Brighton. Priority areas of interest and expertise include: sport, politics and international relations; communities, exclusions and the cultural politics of resistance in sport; traditional and new media cultures and the sporting landscape; and ‘alternative’ lifestyle and non-mainstream sporting cultures. We also welcome input from other relevant areas.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team.]

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