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Call for Papers | “African Nations and World Competitions – State of Play”. 14th Sports Africa Conference | Nelson Mandela University Port Elizabeth, South Africa, July 1-3, 2020. Call...
How is African athletes’ participation in various international competitions evolving with the rapidly transforming global sport ecosystems? What is the significance of African nation states participating and occasionally winning world competitions? What implications do these victories have for national sports development or management? What are the positive or negative impacts of the resources allocated to these participations?
Call for Papers | “Popular Sports, Mass Sports and Elite Sports in everyday Africa” – The 13th Sports Africa Conference, June 20–22, 2019, Dakar, Senegal. Call ends February...
The 13th edition of the conference will be an opportunity to reflect on sport beyond the celebrations of national sporting victories, the fixation on elite sport, and the popularity of a few famous athletes. Could sport deliver to societies in Africa the social cohesion, national unity, social and economic development that its proponents often claim or assume?
This volume seeks to explore how sports can render a window to unlocking complex social, political, economic, and gendered relations across Africa and the Diaspora. It will focus on the many ways in which sport uniquely reflects changing cultural trends at diverse levels of African societies.