Call for Papers | Sociology of Sport Conference, Dublin 2015: Sport, Unity ​& Conflict


Annual Conference of the European Association for Sociology of Sport, Dublin, Ireland, 10–13 June 2015

eass-ireland-2015Keynote speakers

  • Professor Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Professor Anthony King, University of Exeter, England
  • Professor Roberta Sassatelli, University of Milan, Italy

We invite abstracts for the twelfth EASS conference to be hosted at the historic building of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland on St Stephen’s Green in the very heart of Dublin City centre.

The theme of the conference is Sport, Unity and Conflict. Sport is often presented as both a unifying concept and practice, perhaps even acting as a dictum, a means through which the people of different nations, classes, cultures and perspectives are brought together in unison. Yet, tension and conflict pervade sport. Within nation-states, and between nations, sport, in its many guises, functions to separate people, to generate difference, even a means to celebrate it. Such schisms intermingle with contradictory movements of harmonious celebration and mutual identification in the context of shifting sporting, and wider social, processes and events.  Across Europe, and globally, such tensions are omnipresent – manifest in numerous and differentiated ways.  In that sense, sport is often the epitome of feelings of unity and discord. We invite those interested in the study of sport and society to address issues within a wide range of classic domains and newly emerging ones, including (but not limited to):

  • Sport and Conflict
  • Social Theory and Sport
  • Sport and Identity
  • Sport and Violence
  • Sport and the Body
  • Sport and Emotions
  • Sport and Gender
  • Sport and Media
  • Sport and Migration
  • Sport Development
  • Sports Participation
  • Lifestyle Sports
  • Voluntarism and Sport
  • Globalisation and Sport
  • Commercialisation and Sport
  • Sport and Nationalism
  • Management and Organization of Sport
  • Sport Policy and Governance

Abstract Submission

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 January 2015
Abstract approval: 28 February 2015
Early Bird registration deadline: 31 March 2015
Presenting authors registration deadline: 30 April 2015

Abstracts of 300 words or less are invited and should be submitted in English through the conference website. Authors may state a preference for type of presentation (oral or poster). Papers are also invited for the Young Researcher Award.

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