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    Young men’s will to suffer and the reproduction of global capitalism

    The Precarity of Masculinity: Football, Pentecostalism, and Transnational Aspirations in Cameroon by Uroš Kovač (Berghahn Books) unpacks young Cameroonians' football dreams, Pentecostal faith, obligations to provide, and desires to migrate to highlight the precarity of masculinity in structurally adjusted Africa and neoliberal capitalism. Daniel Alsarve finds little to criticize in this important work, merely suggesting further studies and a better understanding of the concept of hegemonic masculinity.


    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “The Politics of Sport and the Climate Crisis”. Call ends June 30, 2023

    The goal of this research topic is to illuminate and further advance scientific understandings of these political debates (and others related to sport and the climate crisis). It seeks to unpack the geographical, cultural, sociological and/or organizational contexts in which these debates occur, the stakeholders involved, the issues at stake (money, prestige, control, brands, etc.) and the implications of these debates for moving sport closer to addressing the climate crisis.

    Call for Papers | “Chant Down”, a symposium on sport, physical cultures and multicultural sounds | University of Sussex, May 24, 2023. Call ends...

    We invite academic and non-academic contributions on sound in multicultural sport across a range of forms. These contributions could be in the form of traditional academic papers or presentations; journalistic/nonfiction works; and/or creative sound work and sonic explorations of sport, physical cultures and multiculture. We welcome work at any stage of development that addresses the themes of the symposium.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Spectator Sport and Fan Behavior – Volume II”. Call ends May 9, 2023

    While event attendance and media consumption received a great deal of attention from scholars, there is a growing understanding that sports fans interact, both physically and digitally, with their favorite teams in numerous other ways. At the same time, research also demonstrated a positive relationship between fan identification and self-esteem. Thus, the aim of this Research Topic is to explore fan behaviors in many different areas, involving sports media and the (ever-changing) digital environment.

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