Call for papers: Sixth International Conference on Sport and Society

Call for papers: Sixth International Conference on Sport and Society

The Sport and Society knowledge community is now inviting proposals for paper presentations for their 6th International Conference on Sport and Society. Submission deadline: 12 March 2015

The Sport and Society community is inviting proposals to be presented at the conference in the following themes:

Sporting cultures and identities
On sport’s motivations, meanings and purposes. Includes the psychology of sport and the interplay between individual identities and access, equity and participation in sports. Examines the social and sociological aspects of sport, the impact of cultural traditions and cultural differences on how sports are played or viewed, and the influence of sports on national, ethnic, or community identity.

Sport and health
On the relationship of sports participation to physical, mental, or emotional health and wellbeing. Includes the study of health, nutrition, exercise science, sports medicine and biomechanics. Examines the relationships between health/physical fitness and other aspects of life (cognitive abilities, work performance, social interactions).

Sports education
On learning about and through sport. Includes physical and health education in schools and communities, teaching and coaching techniques. Examines how sports programmes in schools and communities promote learning, tolerance, social cohesion and community development.

Sports management and commercialisation
On sports organisations, leadership and management. Considers sports and sporting events as commercial activities. Explores the impact of sports and sporting events on communities, nations, international relations. Includes sports as a profession and the roles of professionals (athletes, coaches, media and marketing professionals) within it. Examines policies, rules and regulations and laws related to governance and participation.

Special Focus for 2015: Sport in the Americas
This year’s conference will be held in parallel with the Pan-American Games. Often, “America” is taken to mean the United States, to the neglect of the other countries represented at the games. Accordingly, in addition to the general international themes for the conference, this year’s area of special focus relates to the rise and development of sport in the Americas, with a particular focus on the Caribbean states, South America and Central America. This is an under-researched area, which deserves deeper investigation. The Pan-American Games are in Toronto at the same time as the Sport and Society Conference, bringing people from the whole of the Americas to a single event. This provides an opportunity to open up to the rest of the academic world the vast array of research that is being undertaken by scholars of sport in the Caribbean, South America and Central America.

Workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia addressing the above mentioned themes are welcome to be submitted.

You can subit your proposal here

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